10 Green Apps
Make your eco-friendly lifestyle a touch easier with these green iPhone applications.
By Krissa Smith, Assistant Editor, Urban Farm magazine
Photo by Stephanie Staton
A green lifestyle is right at your fingertips with the help of eco-conscious iPhone applications, such as the Seventh Generation Label Guide application.
1. A Real Tree
Fight deforestation with one A Real Tree app at a time. When you buy A Real Tree app, a tree is planted in Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Burundi, Senegal, Zambia, India, the Philippines or Haiti. So far, more than 1,400 trees have been planted. With the app, you’ll remember the tree you planted while watching your iPhone’s tree grow ($0.99)
2. The Green Lemur
Want advice on leading a greener life? Check out everyday tips with the Green Lemur. These tips are conveniently organized to help you lead the most eco-friendly lifestyle with efficiency. You can easily search for tips and personalize your menu with your favorites (free).
The greenMeter not only computes your vehicle’s power- and fuel-usage characteristics, it also evaluates your driving to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and cost, and lower your negative environmental impact. This app can help you learn to accelerate moderately and choose an efficient cruise speed ($5.99).
4. Carbon Tracker
From daily commuting to vacations and business trips, users can easily calculate their carbon footprints with the GPS-enabled Carbon Tracker. The tracker can determine the approximate distance of the trip, and users can monitor their progress by setting a monthly maximum emission goal (free).
By entering your zip code, you can discover which foods are in season in your area and where to find the nearest farmers’ markets. Also check out what local people are eating. When you click on a food item, it brings up Epicurious recipes ($2.99). Check out Locavore here.
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