Appy Sustainable And Ethical Easter!
Fairly Local is Australia's first Fairtrade Product Search - a free, handy app that allows you to find Fairtrade goods. Around this time of year, it's perfect for locating the stores or cafes nearest to you selling Fairtrade chocolate and coffee for your Easter gifts and treats! You can browse Fairtrade products by categories or brands, locate stores on a map and find those closest to your neighbourhood.
The app updates each time you open it and you can even keep the list revised by adding additional Fairtrade products you've seen and stores you've visited that aren't already existing on the system.
Find out more about Fairly Local by Fairtrade on their website and download the app via iTunes here.
Australia's Sustainable Seafood Guide
Another fantastic (and free!) app for finding food of the sustainable kind is Australia's Sustainable Seafood Guide, produced by the Australian Marine Conservation. For those of you who love seafood, but also love our beautiful oceans, you can make informed choices by downloading the app.
This Easter when you're searching for seafood you can use the easy-to-use traffic light sustainability ranking system to view seafood sorted as "Better Choice", "Think Twice" and "Say No". The app enables you to search for seafood marketed under different names and is based on up-to-date seafood assessments. It also provides a range of information on ocean issues, and ways you can get involved in the AMCS.
To find out more about Australia's Sustainable Seafood Guide app, click here.
Shop Ethical! 2012
Shop Ethical! 2012 is a practical, comprehensive smart phone app that enables you to make informed, ethical decisions when shopping for all kinds of products.
The popular digital resource features the most up-to-date data from the Ethical Consumer Guide and provides instant access to over 3,800 products, which can be listed from most ethical to least ethical, or alphabetically if you're searching for a particular brand of product. Justification of why the product has been awarded its ethical ranking, such as farmer's conditions, animal treatment and packaging agreements is all provided in the app.
Shop Ethical! 2012 is available for $4.49 from the iTunes App Store and the Android Market Place. Find out more at Ethical.org.au.