Green apps make eco-friendly living a breeze by putting tips for going green right in the palm of your hand. From carbon footprint calculators, to a glossary of green terms, to finding ev charging stations, to sustainable seafood guides and where to buy local food, our favorite eco apps will help you make your life more environmentally friendly.
Thanks to the Green Genie app, calculating your carbon footprint has never been easier. Ranked by TechCrunch as the #1 green app, Green Genie has a glossary of green terminology, a recycling guide, ideas to help you go green at home and links to the best green websites and blogs. Sorry Android users, this one’s only for Apple iOS.
There are a number of things such as aerosol cans, batteries and electronics that should be recycled but often wind up in the trash. The iRecycle® app from Earth 911 will help you find recycling centers for almost anything imaginable and gives you important information such as hours of operation, phone numbers, addresses and other essential details so you can be a recycling eco-citizen.
So, you made an eco-choice and bought an electric car, but now you need to be able to find electric vehicle (EV) charging stations while you are out and about. Recargo is a lifesaver when you find yourself in unfamiliar territory but in desperate need of a charge. Not only does this handy eco-app tell you where the closest charging stations are, but it also tells you the type of charger, if it’s operational, available charging times, helpful notes and if there are any fees; it even has an image tool so users can share photos of the various EV charging stations, which can prove to be very helpful since visual clues can come in handy when searching for the right spot.
Sustainable eating can have a positive impact on the planet, as well as on your health and well-being. Eating locally helps to ensure that your food is fresher with more vitamins and nutrients; it also means that the carbon footprint of your meal is lower than if it had to travel from another state or country. The Locavore app helps you find locally grown food by locating a farmer’s market near you; plus it will tell you which foods are in-season and for how long.
For the seafood lovers out there, the Monterey Bay Aquarium created the Seafood Watch® app to help people find sustainable seafood. They recommend the most ocean-friendly seafood choices and tell you what to avoid and why. If you enable the GPS feature, you can map out nearby restaurants and markets selling sustainable seafood in your area.
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