10 iPhone Apps For the Green Traveler

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Planning a trip this summer? If you’re an eco-minded traveler with an iPhone, there are a number of apps to help you make transportation decisions, save paper, and discover green resources at your destination. Here are 10 that have caught our attention. Let us know if you recommend any others!

1 Carticipate – Helps you coordinate driving plans and matches you up with ride share buddies (Free)

2 Find Green – Indicates green and sustainable businesses within walking, biking, or transit distance in the US (Free)

3 Green Travel Choice – Uses a GPS-based map to compare potential CO2 emissions for different modes of transport, including biking, public transport, car, and plane ($1.99)

4 greenMeter – Evaluates your driving in real time to help you increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption ($5.99)

5 iLocate Parks – Whether you’re on vacation or having a staycation, this app helps you find green spaces nearby ($0.99)

6 iRentBike – Helps you locate bike rental spots in over 110 cities worldwide (Free); check the iTunes store for more country- or city-specific bike sharing and rental apps

7 Locavore – Detects which US state you’re in and tells you what foods are in season and the nearby farmers’ markets ($2.99)

8 Lonely Planet Travel Guides – Reduces the need for paper guide books (Free app, but then must purchase individual guides)

9 Off Maps – Another paperless option with maps for all US counties and over 90 countries ($1.99)

10 Twavel – Contains a carbon calculator for different modes of transport including airplane, bicycle, bus, car, hybrid car, carpool, and more (Free)