Episode 3 of NORTH – The Earth Saving App

Episode 3 of NORTH has been released to the public, and it’s the best one yet. Hear the founder of GLOBR, Jackson Barlow, talk about an app that might change the world for the better. Listen to the full episode here!


From Minneapolis, Minnesota, I’m Jackson Barlow, and you’re listening to NORTH.

On the third official episode of NORTH, we’ll be going in depth into Litterati, the fairly new app that could change this world for the better. Not only this, but you will also find out how to be part of the 2019 to 2020 GLOBR Litter Challenge. Stay tuned throughout the episode, and learn how you can help save the world with NORTH.

So right now, it’s a Sunday, and I am in shorts. I am outside looking for pieces of trash using the app called Litterati. So, let me just give a brief rundown of Litterati, so what you do is simply you find pieces of trash, when you find that piece of trash there’s a little camera icon that you click in the bottom right hand corner, and simply after you click that, it pulls up the camera, you take a picture of the trash, it uploads it to the Litterati database, and you can add tags. For example, plastic, foam, just hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of tags that you can add that will describe what the trash you picked up is, and what it looks like. So, right now, I just found a piece of foam underneath a log. What I’m going to do, I open up the Litterati app, I click the camera icon in the bottom right hand corner, make it look nice a little bit, and then there’s an upload arrow that I can click. So I clicked that, and once it’s uploaded, there’s a button that says add tags. Right now, I’m adding tags, some of my options are plastic, piece, cigarette. I clicked piece and styrofoam because it’s a piece of styrofoam just lying on the ground. And then, I just threw it away, and clicked the save tags button. So it’s as simple as that, you just have to find trash, take a picture of it, and throw it out. I believe that this app will help us in the effort to save planet Earth, not only because it helps you get outside more, but it also helps you clean the Earth in a more fun way rather than just volunteering. You can also show your artistic skills by taking pictures of all the trash that you pick up. I really think that this will help me, and I hope that it will help you too.

Now, for some important info on how to participate in the 2019 to 2020 GLOBR Litter Challenge. In order to participate in this challenge, you must create a Litterati account, and download the app. Once this has been completed, go to the “Challenges” section, where you can scroll to the bottom to find “Local Challenges”. Click, “View All”, and type in the following: 2019-2020 GLOBR Litter Challenge. Once that has been done, click on it, and click on the button that says, “Participate”. After this has been completed, you will now be enrolled in the challenge, and if you pick up trash within the radius of Minneapolis, Minnesota, it will count toward winning the challenge badge.

Thank you so much for listening to the third episode of NORTH. If you haven’t already, go back and check out the episodes that I did in September and August earlier this year. Again, thank you for listening to NORTH, and I’ll see you next month.