Top 10 Best (Free!) Green Apps: Part Two
Let's face it: going green would be a lot easier if we were able to know in the push of a button just which products were locally made, how to recycle all our trash, and where the closest farmer's market is located. Fortunately, through the magic of technology, the answers to these questions and more are now readily available at our fingertips through the creation of a plethora of new, innovative eco-friendly apps for smart phones. Below are the final five in our top ten list of completely free apps to help your day-to-day life be just a little bit greener:
6. Carma (iOS, Android)
While carpooling has been around for ages, it can be difficult to link up with people nearby if you don’t already know the travel schedules of your neighbors. Carma lets users set up rideshares by matching them with nearby people, simultaneously helping the environment and building community.
7. iViro (iOS)
Ever wonder just how much energy it takes to power your home's heating, cooling, lighting, hot water, and appliances? iViro is here to clue you in to these once-mysterious issues, and also offer suggestions on upgrades and retrofits that will save energy and dollars.
8. TreeHugger (iOS, Android)
An online-media-outlet-turned-app, TreeHugger is committed to helping drive sustainability mainstream. This powerhouse of green news, reviews, and solutions aggregates up-to-the-minute content on the latest in eco-friendly happenings across the globe and places them conveniently in the palm of your hand.
9. EcoChallenge (iOS, Android)
If you’re ready to challenge yourself to live a more eco-friendly day-to-day life, EcoChallenge is the spirit animal for which you’ve been searching. The app provides handy, detailed visuals to help explain the latest in current sustainability issues, and provides step-by-step tips for helping anyone go green.
10. Seafood Watch (iOS, Androd)
Going local takes on a whole new level of importance when it comes to seafood, and The Monterrey Bay Aquarium is committed to making local aquatic food selection as simple as possible using their GPS-aware app. Bonus: the latest feature helps users map, share, and keep track of all restaurants in their area serving sustainable options.