Save the Rain Forest: GreenNoise App Captures Sounds of Costa Rican Wilderness

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Recorded on location at nine sites, new mobile app brings sights and sounds of one of the top ecotourism destinations in the world to Apple devices

Designed to bring the voice of the Costa Rican rain forest to the world and support conservation efforts, the new GreenNoise app enables anyone with an Apple device to tune into the sounds and sights of nature.

GreenNoise, the first of several Costa Rican rain forest apps in the works by the same company, kicks off a project aimed at raising awareness about the need for conservation in one of the world’s top ecotourism destinations. The app educates users about the vitality and fragility of the rain forest through recordings, images and information from nine different locations in Costa Rica.

Unlike most ambient noise apps, GreenNoise features authentic sounds of the Costa Rican rain forests with no studio editing or computer generation.

“As soon as we heard the initial GreenNoise recordings, we knew we had to convey the beauty of the rainforest to people living in cities around the world,” said Ariel Aizenman, creator of GreenNoise. “With GreenNoise as the backdrop for their daily lives, we hope listeners realize the profound calming and energizing effect the sounds of nature have on us.”

After selecting one of nine destinations on a map of Costa Rica, users can compare the sounds of the rainforest at dawn, noon, dusk and midnight. Equipped with an alarm clock, stopwatch, social sharing functions and a playlist feature, GreenNoise plays unfiltered sounds from some of the country’s most pristine locations. The app can be used to aid sleep, enhance the practice of yoga or meditation, and encourage concentration.

A labor of love for a group of four friends who have been traveling the Costa Rican countryside to record the sounds, GreenNoise provides a plant and animal symphony at four times of the day. Trekking around locations from Santa Rosa to Osa, the intent of the Costa Rican natives was to preserve a fleeting moment in nature’s daily routine. Each site is accompanied by photos and information illustrating each site’s role in the ecosystem.

GreenNoise was originally “packaged” with Costa Rica Rain Forest Premium Water, linked via a QR code on the side of the bottle. The app is an offshoot of the water company, which brought the first 100 percent recycled water bottle to Costa Rica. Rain Forest Water and GreenNoise have cemented their commitment to the environment by partnering with the following organizations to promote conservation:

  •     Fundación ProParques
  •     Fundación Hagnauer
  •     Las Pumas Rescue Center
  •     Costa Rican Ministry of the Environment
  •     Costa Rican Ministry of Culture

“Rain Forest Water’s mission has always been to help the struggling rain forest survive and thrive,” said Aizenmen, whose family owns Rain Forest Water. “We’re trying to accomplish the same with GreenNoise. I’m confident that we can transport app users to Costa Rica, creating a desire to preserve nature’s symphony for future generations.”

The free GreenNoise app is available for Apple devices supporting iOS 5.0 or later, and an Android version is coming soon. GreenTones, a ringtone application featuring GreenNoise content, is also forthcoming. Other apps in development include GNJaguar, currently online and set to be released for Apple and Android in June.

For more information and to use an online version of the app, visit Connect with GreenNoise on Facebook at

About GreenNoise S.A.
GreenNoise S.A.’s mission is to bring the benefits of nature to everyday lives, sharing the calmness and vitality of the natural world. The company is motivated to inform users about the vitality and fragility of the rainforest, and that without their help, the forests of future generations will not be able to sustain life.

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