In honor of Earth Day, I thought it would be fun to share apps that can help us all live a bit greener. Did you even know that such apps existed? I happened to see one mentioned in my local paper so I did some research to find more. I hope these apps inspire you to make a few small changes toward a greener lifestyle. Enjoy!
Want to “talk the talk” as well as “walk the walk?” Green Dictionary helps you understand climate change and various environmental issues better. Learn more about how the planet Earth really works and how you can live better with the environment. More than 850 environmental and general ‘green’ terms and definitions. Totally Free. Available for iOS and Google Play.
Energy Calc Pro
Energy Calc Pro allows you to calculate the energy costs associated with typical household appliances. It will help you see where you are spending the most on your electricity. Their is an appliance database with common wattage and average daily use to help you use your electricity more wisely. This can help you making smart purchasing decisions on future appliance as well. Available for iOS and Google Play.
This eco-friendly app helps you track your CO2 and NOx emission if you drive a car. It also shares how much you save when you choose to bike, walk or drive an electric car. Green drive also shares information about events promoting the green drive movement. Available for iOS and Google Play.
Still getting paper junk mail? This app helps you get rid of it. Just take a photo of your unwanted junk mail and submit it through the app. Then like magic, Paper Karma gets you off that junk mail list. How easy is that? I wish this worked for email too. Available for iOS and Google Play.
So many typical cleaning products contain a bunch of harmful chemicals. Green Shine helps you find alternative ways to clean that are better for the your family and the environment. Click through menus help you find what you need based on the job you need to get done. Green Shine shows you the greenest way to do it. Typically, this involves nontoxic, common household products you have around the house. Available for iOS Only.
This app helps scores companies on the impact they make on the environment. If you are serious about supporting change, this app can help you decide what companies you want to support based on their global impact. You can make a difference every time you shop by voting with our dollars. Available for iOS Only.
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