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Apps to Help You Live a Greener Lifestyle

Environmentally Friendly Apps Help you live a greener life

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!

Green Dictionary

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.

1800Recycling.com

This free app helps you find recycling locations near you. It provides an easy way to find drop-off locations and even organize your recyclables. You can also 
rate your recycling experiences to help others in their recycling efforts. 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.

Green Drive

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.

PaperKarma

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.

Green Shine

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.

Climate Counts

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.

Disclosure: As a Verizon #VZWBuzz  #VZBoston Lifestyle Blogger I’m a member of a pretty cool team of influencers who share information about mobile living. I was provided a device at no charge and compensation for my participation. There has been no editing by a third party, nor any promise of positive feedback. All opinions are my own.


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  1. WAHMBrenda says:

    They’ve got apps for everything anymore. I think it’s really neat how much they can simplify your life when you find the right ones.

  2. Roselynn says:

    I have been using the 1800 Recycling app for a while now and I love it. It’s so easy to use and really convenient, It’s really a shame that not all of these are available on Android, but I’m sure there are close enough ones in the marketplace.

  3. Rosey says:

    Finding apps to help you live greener is smart. The more knowledge we get and the easier it is to implement, the more likely we are to do our part.

  4. oh my God i am absolutly so happy to see this kinds of apps.i am a greener lifestyle lover so i am so glad to see that there are people who works for this kinds of apps

  5. What a helpful list of aps. So many times while shopping I need info like this right at my fingertips, otherwise I buy what has immediate appeal… rather than the smartest choice.

  6. Melissa says:

    I love all of these apps. They seem very useful and worth the few seconds it would take to install. I am off to the play store to do just that. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This is so awesome! I never heard of paper karma but I am looking into it NOW. We are trying to live a “greener” lifestyle and that’s because my daughter wants us to. Who are we to say no to caring about our planet?

  8. Nancy says:

    Is Earth Day April 22? I think I’ll be doing the opposite of going green that day – flying across the continent of North America going home to visit family. Luckily with everything else in my life, I try to stay green…and walk everywhere I can!

  9. Earth day is a great reminder of how we need to take care of this planet, it’s just sad that a lot of people still ignore the harm we are all doing; this app sounds really great@!

  10. I’ve been trying as faithfully as I’m able to help my family and myself live a greener lifestyle. I didn’t know there were apps to help me with this journey. Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. Howard says:

    Paper Karma here I come! I hate hate hate junkmail and anything that reduces my clutter and helps the environment is a big plus. Thanks for posting!

  12. Danielle K says:

    This is a great list and I honestly haven’t heard of these apps before. I definitely need to get the PaperKarma along with some of the others. Thanks for sharing this :)

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