New Years Resoultion 2017: A Better You and a Greener Planet-JouleBug

Are looking for ways to start the New Year off right? Trying a healthier lifestyle? Maybe being more financially conscientious? How about just being a better person? Every year this time rolls around and we focus on creating habits that overall will make us a better person. But have you ever considered a New Year’s resolution that won’t only make you better but the world a better place as well?

Now there is an app called JouleBug that rolls out all of these goals into one. You can live a healthier lifestyle, save money, and be a better a person by sustaining our Earth!

JouleBug is a free app created for all mobile device users. It promotes and encourages environmental habits every day by using a competitive edge and rewarding points and badges for each sustainable action you do. An example of how to earn points would be if you bike to work that day you will receive 10 points, if you use a reusable water bottle you can earn up to 6 points.

You can also use it to compete with friends and family and connect with groups of people in your area striving for the same goals.  Sometimes you can even use your points to win cool prizes when participating in group challenges put on by certain organizations.

Another cool feature about this app is how informative it is and providing the knowledge of how each of your sustainable actions reap the yearly benefits. For example, by using a reusable shopping bag for a whole year, you save 6lbs of plastic, 518 plastic bags, and 5 kg of CO2. You can also connect your utility bills to JouleBug, providing you an insight on how effective certain actions decrease your overall bills. This app uses analytics and graphs to help provide you with the proof that you really are saving. On average JouleBug saves $200 a person every year.

Overall JouleBug is an awesome app that will help remind and encourage you to stay on track with your environmental thought process while truly making a difference for our planet. So when you begin to think about New Year’s resolutions, remember that JouleBug can provide you with a plan to succeed and make a better you AND a greener planet for 2017!

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