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4 free eco-friendly apps to download now

These apps make it easier than than ever before to travel responsibly. Going green is right at your finger tips. 

1. Carbon emissions calculator

icao.int // Free // Android & iOS

If you’re thinking about seeing some of the reasons in this issue then it can’t hurt to think about your carbon footprint. There are plenty of CO2 trackers out there, but this has access to the latest data making it the most accurate way to assess your flights and airports.

2. Green globe

greenglobe.com // Free // Android & iOS

Find everything from tours to restaurants and attractions that abide by Green Globe’s international standards for sustainable tourism. If you’re city-hopping in Europe for instance, you can find and book a place to eat or somewhere to sleep that won’t leave much of a footprint.

3. Breezometer

breezometer.com // Free // Android & iOS

Visiting the world’s great cities – London, say, or Paris, Beijing or Tokyo – is a must for any traveller, but these great places can suffer from terrible pollution because of their popularity. This intuitive app shows a heat map of real-time pollution, and suggests alternative routes and health advice if the air quality really dips.

4. GreenHotels Roissy

Green Hotels Roissy // Free // Android & iOS

Hotels around the world now see it as a necessity to strive to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and this app lists the widest range of green establishments, with their eco ratings around Paris. You can also book a hotel direct, letting you sleep soundly on your travels.

 

MORE… Find out which city was named Europe’s greenest Capital in 2016

 

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This article appeared in issue 27

Featuring: • Our popular annual list of the top reasons to travel (a record number of 57!) • The hottest trends for 2017 • Wardrobe essentials to make travelling easier

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