3 Apps to help you become a Conscious Consumer

There is no conscious business without conscious consumers! Nowadays we have all the information that we need to make choices that reflect the impact we wish to have on the world, yet at the same time it can also be difficult to find trusted sources of information. So here we are offering 3 tried and tested apps, that are a great source for anyone wanting to make more mindful shopping choices!

“Given our current planetary crises/opportunity, we can’t simply wait for corporations to change one at a time. We must each take personal action. All of us, as businesspeople and consumers, must play a dynamic role in shifting the current global economic model…becoming an eco-preneur or and eco-consumer is an essential first step.” – Horst Rechelbacher, Founder of Aveda and author of Minding your Business

Our 3 favourites;

1. Buycott – Vote with Your Wallet

Buycott is an excellent app that allows you to scan barcodes whilst shopping, giving you access to all the information that you need to make an educated purchase decision. You can sign up to join different campaigns to receive product information specific to the causes you are most interested in. For example signing up to, ‘Demand GMO labelling’ or ‘Support Fair Trade’…will show you how the product you scanned is related positively or negatively to these causes. This app is a must-have!

2. The Good Guide

The Good Guide is a super comprehensive source of information related to the environmental, health and social impacts of brands and companies. It gives more detail on the specific information used to rate each product than any other app!

3. OroEco

OroEco is the gamification of reducing your carbon footprint. It helps you to understand your choices and how they matter and makes positive lifestyle change fun! You can save money, earn rewards, and inspire your community to be part of a collective solution to global warming!

We hope you will enjoy these apps and that they will help you have an impact. In this age of globalisation, our most powerful vote is truly with out wallet, and the accumulation of all our choices can ripple across the entire global economy.

If you use any of these apps or have others you think are great, let us know so we can try them out and share them with the community that we are building here at SyncHub. Please comment below or on our facebook page!

Happy conscious shopping!

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