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.
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.