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Whether or not you have a smartphone, want a smartphone or even like the idea of smartphones, you have to admit they are catching people’s attention. The news is littered with discussion of the smartphone market’s economy, new applications, product reviews and more. It is a rapidly expanding field in business and fortunately, eco-activists have taken notice. Do one quick google search on “green apps” and you will find a slew of articles rating all these different eco-friendly smartphone applications.

It’s a lot of information to sift through and many times there isn’t a real consensus on which apps are the best. So, I have attempted to compile my best list of Free Eco-Friendly Smartphone Apps for both iPhones and Androids. This list was created based on reading app reviews, the number of user downloads and the practicality of the apps. That being said, I welcome any feedback on the apps listed. Let’s help each other find these new eco-friendly technologies!

 

iPhone:

The App: Seafood Watch

The Developer: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Bottom Line: Helps you support sustainable fishing practice by making the right purchases.

 

The App: GoodGuide

The Developer: GoodGuide Inc.

 

Bottom Line: Tells you if products are safe, healthy, green and socially responsible while you shop. Is limited by the fact that it’s hard to upload information on virtually every product on the planet.

 

The App: My Recycle List

The Developer: 1-800-Recycling.com

 Bottom Line: Helps find recycling centers near your area.

 

The App: Skeptical Science

The Developer: Shine Technologies

Bottom Line: Based off the popular climate change awareness website by the same name. Limited reviews.

 

The App: My Water Diary

The Developer: DED Associates

 

Bottom Line: Tracks your daily water usage to help you reduce your consumption. Limited Reviews.

 

Android:

The App: Eco Buzz Widget

The Developer: mippin.com

Bottom Line: Gives updates on climate change, eco trends and environmentally friendly tips.

 

The App: My Recycle List

The Developer: 1-800-Recycling.com

Bottom Line: Helps find recycling centers near your area.

 

The App: GoodGuide

The Developer: GoodGuide Inc.

 

Bottom Line: Tells you if products are safe, healthy, green and socially responsible while you shop. Is limited by the fact that it’s hard to upload information on virtually every product on the planet.

 

The App: Green Mileage

The Developer: Conor Garvey

Bottom Line: Track your car’s mileage, calculate your mileage and try to reduce your consumption!

 

The App: Project Noah

The Developer: Networked Organisms

Bottom Line: This award winning application connects eco-activists together in order to contribute to environmentally friendly initiatives.

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AuthorGraydon Simmons