Top 10 Green Apps
We love our apps. These handy devices that tell us where the nearest fair trade coffee can be purchased, what businesses are nearby, and who’s talking to us on Facebook and Twitter at any given moment. Apps on our smart phones are great ways to manage our daily lives so we can focus on handling our many responsibilities.
Our favorite apps are those that help us be more environmentally conscious. We’ve highlighted 10 of our favorite green apps here.
By Environmental Working Group
The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The EWG guide will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and choosing the least contaminated produce.
Green Schools Revolution: The Game
By The Co-operative Group
Have you got what it takes to be the ultimate Eco Warrior at home and at school? GREEN SCHOOLS REVOLUTION: THE GAME puts your green knowledge to the test, saving water and energy as you go. Can you unlock the secret bonus round and make it to the top of the leaderboard? Can you do this faster than your friends, get the highest score possible, unlock the secret bonus level and become an Eco Warrior?
This app offers barcode scanning so you can retrieve product ratings and information on your phone while you shop. It also offers social performance ratings on more than 120,000 food, personal care, and household products. Plus, you can select the issues you care about most to see how products perform on your preferences. Get customized product recommendations. Create your own personal shopping lists.
By Mostly Brothers
Farmstand connects you with locally-grown food. Find markets in your area, share photos, post deals you’ve found, and help support your local community by telling everyone what’s great at your farmers’ market in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
Get There By Bike – Interactive Bike Maps for the Urban Commuter
Obtain bike friendly directions taking into account traffic, hills and off-street bike paths. Record your own routes and share with other app users. Mark dangerous intersections, bike thefts, secure bike parking and bike friendly businesses and publish them to the shared map. Create and share biking tours to your favorite bars, restaurants, parks and sightseeing destinations.
By Green Mountain Digital
Tap into the great outdoors with NatureTap, the only nature app that lets you swipe, flip and tap your way through hundreds of birds, bugs, frogs and flowers. And challenge yourself with fun and exciting games.
Air Quality Pro
By Mobeezio, Inc.
Air Quality Pro offers the current air quality anytime with this simple to use monitoring app. Great for anyone who has allergies, asthma, or plans to work out or play outside.
Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
The all-new 1800Recycling.com app helps you quickly find recycling locations nearest you. This free app is the easiest way to find convenient drop-off locations and organize your recyclables quickly and effectively. You can even share and rate your recycling experiences to help others recycle better! This app makes it easy to go green.
My Green Directory
Find eco companies, events, news, competitions and others that are environmentally friendly, sustainable, fair-trade, organic, natural, ethical and socially responsible principles.
One Small Act
By NBC Universal, Inc.
Track all of the little things you do for the environment and discover how your impact can contribute to creating a more sustainable and eco-healthy planet. Offers over 400 small “eco” actions you can set as goals or complete to make a difference in our environment; points and badges to celebrate your eco achievements; green tips from Hollywood’s biggest stars; social media sharing to let others know how you are contributing small eco actions; an impact counter for the planet’s water, health, energy and environment.