There’s an app for that: Our favorite eco-apps for a green 2016
Your phone—you stare lovingly at it much of your day. You never leave home or go anywhere without it for that matter and really, in 2016 why would you? It has all your contacts, emails, photos, music, and apps to keep your life on track. So even though you’re blowing up your phone with countless downloads, we think these eco-apps speak to the nature-loving, tree-hugging, enviro-enthusiast we know you to be! Did we mention they’re free?
We all have to eat sometime and this app makes what we eat less wasteful. Love Food Hate Waste helps you plan your meals with a portion planner, a shopping list, and recipes based on leftover food in your kitchen. Reduce your amount of food waste and save money using what you might have otherwise thrown away.
From our friends at Earth911, iRecycle is everything you could need in a recycling app. Providing more than 1.6 million ways to recycle more than 350 items in the United States, the user-friendly and convenient iRecycle uses your current location to help you locate recycling collection points. Even eco-experts will find this app helpful when sorting their recyclables.
Life on a polluted earth would just be unBEARable! Save your personal polar bear from melting ice caps by tracking your carbon footprint. Users add their daily activities such as using a refillable water bottle, riding their bike, and buying locally grown food to determine their global impact. Adding your daily activities can be tedious, but it’s totally worth it for the hardcore eco-warrior!
A photography app created by NASA, Images of Change shows how the earth has transformed over time through climate change, urbanization, and natural disasters. Search the world’s geography by categories and see side-by-side comparisons and descriptions of each location. With this powerful app, the images will speak volumes and leave you speechless.
Be an enviro-enforcer using IVAN, an environmental justice reporting app. Connect with your community and help solve local environmental problems by privately submitting reports, getting alerts, and viewing real time google mapping. This app can help the eco-champion deliver justice to their community by stopping environmental issues at the local level.
Want to shop smart, but need a helping hand? Good Guide is a must download! Searching through more than 200,000 products, this app will help you choose wisely when it comes to health, environmental, and social impacts. Every product in the database receives a rating in each category and an overall rating so you can make the best choice for you, the planet, and your community.
So get ready, get set, get downloading so you can start saving the planet one click, swipe and tap at a time.