Living simply isn’t just about saving money and helping the environment. Lowering your dependency on consumption can let you focus on your passions and embrace a calling outside of the typical American Dream. Here’s a look at how some new tech can get you started on living with less:
The Nest thermostat learns your behavior and syncs with your phone, ensuring you only use your heating and air system when you actually need it. You’ll save money and lessen your energy usage.
Eartheasy’s compost tumbler turns large quantities of kitchen scraps into compost for your home garden, eliminating trash while helping you grow fresh food.
Carma lets you find people in your community to carpool with, so you can reduce your dependence on your own car and actually meet your neighbors. The app is currently rolling out in major cities,
Grocery Pal not only helps you find weekly sales, its enhanced list functions also help you purchase only the items you need when you shop—and keep you on a budget.
Not only are cable packages expensive, they’re also inefficient considering you only watch a handful of the channels you pay for. Media hub USB sticks from companies including Google, Roku and Amazon—and of course, Apple TV—give you access to tons of streaming content without the costs of cable.