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Earth Hero: Can This App Lower Emissions?

Earth Hero App Impressions

Earth Hero: Can This App Lower Emissions?

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I've been searching for apps that will help me live more sustainably. In the early days of EarthPlex, I reviewed Oroeco, an app that I thought could make an impact... until I tested it. The app was flawed and challenging to use. I recommend reading our review to see my frustration with the app.

Recommended: Oroeco Review - Will This App Stop Climate Change?

I found an app called Earth Hero with a similar purpose to Oroeco.  When I installed the app (note: I am using the Android version), I was greeted by a beautiful interface. I took a quiz to calculate my emissions. It didn't take me long. I then saw my carbon footprint in comparison to the average American, the average human, and the 2030 target. This made me realize that we have a long way to go. Climate justice is extremely important, and we need to work toward it - fast. 

The Earth Hero app has a list of actions that I can take to lower my carbon impact. For example, one of the actions is showering instead of taking baths. Each action is assigned a difficulty level and a number of points, so taking showers is marked as easy, and it's worth 10 points. The points are based on the impacts of the activities.

One thing that has bothered me so far is the startup screen. Nearly every time I enter the app, it makes a sound that gets annoying after a while. Overall, though, I really like the app because it's easy to use, and it's making a difference. I have yet to explore the entire application, so you can expect a full review in the coming weeks. (We linked the review below)

Keep in mind, these are my first impressions of the Earth Hero App. Follow our (FREE) mailing list and our Instagram account to get notified when EarthPlex releases future posts!

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