We use our smartphones for everything. With a few flicks of your fingers you can find the fastest way from A to B, locate the best gas prices in your area and check your favorite social networks, not to mention send emails and texts and make calls!
These days, you can also use your smartphone to help you stay on top of your pledge to lead a green lifestyle. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, there are several apps on each platform that have been designed to make it easy to track your green activities. Check out this list of several of our favorites for each operating system, and download your own green helpers today!
iPhone apps to green-up your act
- iRecycle: There's a reason recycling is a tactic in the well-known " reduce-reuse-recycle" mantra. It's one of the easiest most impactful things each of us can do to green our lifestyle. Despite that fact, there are still many municipal areas that don't make it easy to recycle. iRecycle helps you learn exactly what you can recycle, and where you should go to do so!
- GoodGuide: Designed by GoodGuide Incorporated, this app brings it all together. Use your iPhone's camera to scan any product's barcode and this app will give you several ratings for it, including how healthy it is for you, the environment and society as a whole. Talk about comprehensive!
- Pollution: This development from aMobileFuture helps even the most skeptical of us realize how important choosing a green lifestyle is to the world around us. Based on your GPS location, this app tells you in detail what pollution issues are plaguing the surrounding area. After all, knowing is half the battle.
Android apps designed for green living
- Green Tips: This app designed by Mobilendo is free and provides you with more than 150 tips to help you make green choices. Whether you're interested in ways to be green regarding chemicals, air quality, transportation, consumption, waste management or something else altogether, this app has you covered.
- Alternative Fuel: If you're one of the millions of people who own an alternative fuel car, this app is for you. You'll have instant access to an interactive map of all types of alternative fueling stations at your fingertips. Plus, you can navigate to any station with one easy step.
- Find Green: Created by GenGreen LLC, Find Green makes it easy for you to support other people who are as interested in green living as you are. From established retailers to local fresh vegetables stands, Find Green helps you make the right decisions when it comes to supporting companies that promote green living.
No matter what type of smartphone you have, you can use the tools it presents you with to help further your green lifestyle. Take a few minutes today to browse your app store and see what you can find to make your green transition a little easier!