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The app "greenApes"

Sustainable activities get rewarded

The “greenApes” app networks people who act in an environmentally conscious manner, or who want to start doing so. Whether they are cycling, buying food from the region, exchanging clothing, separating rubbish or upcycling – every sustainable action is rewarded in the app with virtual points. Above a certain number of points, these can be exchanged for sustainable prizes in shops.

To join the greenApes Community, download the free app, or sign up on

greenApes was founded in 2012 by four sustainability and IT experts in Florence/Italy. In 2013, the app was launched for the global community, and in 2014 it won the Italian Sustainable Development Award. After Florence, Essen is the second city where a local community is being established.