Frequently Asked Questions

 

I already do a lot of the actions in your library. Why should I use evry?

That is great to hear! Yes, many people have already established habits that heal the planet. Is evry then irrelevant for you? We don’t think so!

First of all, there’s always more we can do – there are over 450 actions in our library! Perhaps you should go exploring and find new goals to set for yourself.

Second, if you use evry and log all the planet-healing actions you are taking, you act as inspiration and model for others. You can also serve as a mentor to those who are just getting started.

What’s the difference between a goal and a habit?

A goal is a planet-healing action that you’d like to do, but you are not there yet. Or maybe you do it occasionally, but haven’t yet made it a part of your normal routine. A habit is an action that has become just that: habitual, routine. You don’t really think about it anymore, you compost, you reuse your plastic bags, you buy only what you need. It’s a part of who you are.

So what does this mean in evry? You set your goals for each day, and when you complete one, you tap “Did it” to get your lifepoints. With habits, the reverse is the case: you get your lifepoints when you finalize your day – unless you explicitly tap that action as “not done” for the day. Hey, things happen, life throws you a curveball, you break your habits now and then, right?

The more habits you have, the more lifepoints you get simply by finalizing your day. But of course, it’s not really about the lifepoints. It’s about the life: the life you are rescuing with your actions.

What does it mean to be a Super Action?

Super Actions are big milestones in our daily lives, such as not driving at all, or not consuming any new plastic. They are “super” because (a) they have a big planet-healing impact and (b) because they make other actions – whether goals or habits – irrelevant.

For example, one action we recommend is to turn off your engine when stopped – don’t idle at traffic lights or when parking. But if you haven’t driven all day, this action is no longer relevant. If “don’t idle” is one of your habits, you shouldn’t have to tap it as “not done” today just because you didn’t drive at all. That would be really irritating.

So the way Super Actions work is that when you tap one of them as done, we automatically remove from your daily goals and habits all those related actions.

I bought organic food but also some non-organic. Can I tap “Did it” for “Buy organic food”?

Or what if I drove several times today, and mostly I stayed at or under the speed limit (good for gas mileage) but once or twice stepped on the gas? Can I still mark that action as done?

Our answer is: that is entirely up to you. The evry team does not sit in judgement over our users. We simply aim to provide a platform you can use to live your life with maximum planet healing impact. Also, we know very well that none of us are perfect. We make mistakes, we have lapses in judgement, we give in to our desires. That’s never going to stop happening.

The only thing that matters is that we aim to do better with each new day. And to do that we need encouragement (from others and ourselves) and reminders that we are on the right track.

So if you bought a number of non-organic items, but went out of your way to choose organic as well, then mark the action done. If you made an effort to stay under the speed limit (cruise control!) but occasionally, ahem, broke the law, no worries. Mark the action done.

Bottom line: it can sometimes be a judgement call – and only you are the judge. Do you feel good about the choices you made today when buying food, tap that organic food action done!

What happens if I forget to finalize my day’s healing before end of day?

No problem! Simply go to your action page (tap on the “to do” clipboard icon at the bottom of your screen).

Then pick a date in the past at the top of the screen.

Then mark all goals completed, check for any habits you might have skipped that day, then tap the Finalize button.

How do I add a habit to my plan?

There are two ways to do this:

  1. Tap on the image or title of the action in your plan or in Explore. You will then see all the details for that action. Tap the switch on “Is a habit” to make it a habit.
  1. Tap on the (…) widget in an action card, select Customize and change to a habit.

As soon as you do either of these, the action will appear under the Habits tab on the action page.

The app has become unresponsive. What should I do?

evry is a progressive web app, which means it runs in a browser. So first you could try simply closing the app/browser window, and then restarting. If that doesn’t fix it, make sure that Javascript has not been disabled in the browser

I am getting too many emails. How do I turn them off?

Tap on your profile image in bottom right of screen. Then tap on the gear symbol. Then go to Notification settings. You can turn off all emails with the top switch (“Via emai”). You can also control when emails are sent for social feed activity. We also offer start of day and end of day reminders. Set each to the time you want your email or select None to disable the reminder email.

Why can’t I find evry in the Apple App Store?

evry is a progressive wep application, which means it runs on the web (in a browser), rather than as a native mobile app. For evry, this means that a single code base will work for both Android and iOS. But it also means that those platforms need to fully support PWAs.

Android support for PWAs is strong, Apple is lagging a bit. Currently, Apple will not allow PWAs to appear in the App Store, and we cannot use push notifications on your iPhone. For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_web_application

I am getting too many emails. How do I turn them off?

Tap on your profile image in bottom right of screen. Then tap on the gear symbol. Then go to Notification settings. You can turn off all emails with the top switch (“Via emai”). You can also control when emails are sent for social feed activity. We also offer start of day and end of day reminders. Set each to the time you want your email or select None to disable the reminder email.