Roundup: 11 iPhone Applications To Green Your Life

Roundup: 11 iPhone Applications To Green Your Life

Abby Stone
Jul 23, 2009

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We use our IPhone for everything from reading books (Kindle for iPhone) to matching color swatches to decorating (Mark On Call). What about applications that make being green a little easier? Here are 11 iPhone apps that we like...

  1. 3rd Whale: which Ryan highlighted over on Unplugged, is a location-based app offers lists of local green businesses as well as a list of tips for greener living. Incorporate them and it also enables you to keep track your financial and environmental savings.
  2. The Green Brief: Round ups of green tips and news compiled from a myriad of sources.
  3. Carbon Tracker: how much does how you're getting around —whether by bus, train, plane or automobile— cost the environment? Try this app and see. It also allows you to set monthly emissions goals.
  4. The Green Lemur: This app stands out for its organization. Get a green tip of the day or search by keyword.
  5. GreenMeter: I live in LA where it's challenging to get around without a car. This app helps me by tracking my car's fuel and power usage and suggests ways to change my driving habits.
  6. Get Green: simple and to the point, it offers some of the best eco-tips around. You can share the tips with friends or save your favorite.
  7. Go Green Free: Green tips with a twist; you get the facts and figures behind the tips so that your choices really are informed.
  8. FarmFresh: Part of being green is eating locally and seasonally. To help you make a better grocery list, this app highlights, and constantly updates, what's in season. Unfortunately, it's only currently available for the New York City area but versions for Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Orleans are planned.
  9. Good Guide: Should you buy that item? Is it good for the environment? Your health? Take the guesswork out of making decisions while you're shopping with this app, a mobile version of the highly-respected website.
  10. Local Reuse: Think of it as a green Craigslist. List, donate and receive items in your area and keep them out of landfills.
  11. Gorgeously Green Survival Guide: this app is geared to women but is useful for anyone who runs a household, with tips on what to buy organic to what ingredients to avoid in your make-up, it's all here, from lipstick to lightbulbs.

What apps do you find essential to helping you make greener choices?

[image: William Hook]

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