Stay green wherever you are: Great mobile apps for eco-minded folks

Written By: Thatcher Michelsen September 25, 2012 0
New apps available for Android and iOS-based phones can help people live more sustainable and eco-friendly lives.
New apps available for Android and iOS-based phones can help people live more sustainable and eco-friendly lives.

Android and iPhone users may not know it, but there are a plethora of mobile apps available on the market to help them maintain their green living habits both at home and on the go. In today's article, we'll look at some of 2012's hottest eco-friendly mobile apps and what they can do for you.

Farmers Market Finder – $0.99

To find the best in locally-grown products in your neighborhood, look no further than this mobile app. Farmers Market Finder scours the Web to find upcoming events and specials in over 2,700 areas around the country. Whether you're looking for fresh produce in California or just-picked fruit in Washington, D.C., this is the app for you.

iViro – Free

This cool mobile app helps green-minded homeowners calculate how much energy they are using and offers strategies for reducing their utility bills. Areas covered include CO2 emissions, water usage and appliance electricity consumption.

iRecycle – Free

Do you want to bring that bag of bottles you've been saving to a recycling center, but aren't sure where to find one? This mobile app serves as a directory for over 100,000 redemption centers around the country, featuring contact information and operation hours. Users can also connect iRecycle to their Facebook and Twitter accounts, allowing them to plan and coordinate with others.

GoodGuide – Free

If you've ever wanted to know the size of Wal-Mart's carbon footprint or how much energy is consumed in making a box of cereal, you should download this mobile app. GoodGuide has an archive of nearly 20,000 products and businesses and includes details on which are the most eco-conscious.

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