7 Apps for a More Environment-Friendly Life

gogreenWant to go green? There’s an app for that.

A lot of people are looking for ways to help the planet in their own little ways. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of apps that can provide you all the information that you need to help you live a greener and healthier life. Here are some of them.

JouleBug
With this newly designed app, users can discover easy ways on how they can make their daily habits more sustainable ? even if it is at home, at work or at play. The app allows users to earn points and badges by following energy saving tips and then tracks their progress so they can compare their accomplishments with other users. It also provides localized content to help users find sustainable initiatives in their respective localities and provides a venue to allow social interaction among its users. This app is available for free on iTunes.

MyEarth
This is another free app created for iOS users. Basically, this app helps you track your energy usage and savings. Your savings increases every time you do things that lower your carbon footprint and help conserve the planet’s resources.

GoodGuide
The GoodGuide app is the perfect app for people who want to make sure that each of the products they buy is safe, healthy, green and ethical. By using the app’s barcode scanning feature, people can instantly get all the information they need while shopping. At present, GoodGuide provides the environmental, health and social impact of more than 120,000 products.

WaterPrint
Water is one of the planet’s most important natural resources so people should learn how to conserve it. To do this, people should understand how much water is used during their daily activities so they can be empowered to make better choices. Thankfully, there is an app for this, too – WaterPrint. WaterPrint is an iOS app that shows how much water is used in a typical household and in the manufacture of food, beverages, and other products.

Changers CO2 Fit
This app, which is available for both iOS and Android platforms, can help you monitor your carbon emissions by tracking your trips. The app allows you to earn rewards in the form of ReCoins (the currency the app uses against climate change) for riding your bike or taking public transit, and provides awards and badges every time you accomplish your goals.

iRecycle
This free iOS app enables users find local recycling opportunities anywhere in the US and in some parts of Mexico and Canada, and provides more than a million ways to recycle a wide variety of materials. It also allows users to share their passion for protecting the environment through recycling by connecting with their networks through Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS.

Buycott
Take the guesswork out of shopping. With the Buycott app for iOS and Android, you can patronize businesses that support the causes you believe in and avoid those that engage in questionable practices.

These apps can help you live a greener and cleaner lifestyle so give them a try and see how they can help you accomplish your goals.