Posted by Trevor Smith on February 17th, 2012
Facebook, your cellphone, your Playbook or ipad. What do these items have in common? Apps. Every one of these has access to apps. Whether you’re playing games, finding out the weather or traffic, or looking for a specific film or restaurant there is an app for it.
The Green community is no different. There is a myriad of apps covering a variety of topics ranging from green products, travel, food and general green tips and information. Websites like Tech Crunch
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/10/top-ten-green-apps/ go into detail on a number of the apps and how to purchase them and what they do.
After consulting a few sites , here are 8 green apps in a few categories that I found interesting:
GoodGuide-while shopping you can scan the barcode and find out the environmental impact of 70,000 participating products
Locavore-covers eating locally and provides recipes for the foods you purchase from your area
Hootroot-it’s similar to google maps but shows the carbon footprint of your travels
Carticipate-an application for finding ride sharing
Green Gas Saver-tracks your driving tendencies and informs you of ways to save gas through better use of speed, acceleration and turning
PedNav-you type in your plans for the day and PedNav creates the best itinerary for walking to your locations
Get Green-supplies tips and suggestions on what you can do to improve your environmental lifestyle
Green Genie-this is a plastics directory for recycling. Different plastics are recycled in different areas and this app lets you know what can be recycled
These are just 8 out of the multitude of apps out there. By using your search engine hundreds more are at your fingertips in seconds, able to provide information about any environmental area you are interested in.
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