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Top 10 Free Green Iphone Applications
Since its release in January 2007, the Apple iPhone has been sold to millions of users who are eager to see how this multimedia smartphone works. In San Francisco alone, sales of Apple iPhones rose from 1.7 million to 3.79 million in the past year. That’s a lot of people chatting on Facebook and Twittering about their lives.
Every time you download an application or use your iPhone you are increasing your carbon footprint. One way to offset or reduce your carbon footprint is to download a green application. There are even free green applications that will save you money while you save the environment.
Whether it’s finding a green restaurant or purchasing carbon offsets, here are 10 free green iPhone applications that you can download to help protect the planet...and your wallet:
1. Clear Standards Carbon Tracker – Measures your annual carbon footprint and even lets you monitor your own progress against personal carbon emission reduction goals.
2. Greenpeace Recycled Tissue and Toilet Paper Guide – Perfect app to use when you’re at the grocery store and want to find the greenest tissue, toilet paper, napkins and paper towels.
3. Goodguide – Learn what’s behind the label of over 70, 000 products that you use every day, and get instant green product recommendations delivered straight to your iPhone.
4. 3rdWhaleMobile – Search for green restaurants, shopping centers, spas and more in a surrounding city with this free application from 3rd Whale Media.
5. Whole Foods Market Recipes – That’s right, Whole Foods has its own free green application, and it delivers you healthy recipes that you can eat any time of the day.
6. Green Gas Saver – This green application from Appleseed Software monitors your car’s fuel efficiency and teaches you how to be a better fuel efficient driver.
7. iRecycle – Get access and directions to over 100,000 recycling and disposal locations around the U.S.
8. Mission Zero - This cool application that provides sustainability news feeds from around the world generated over 55,000 downloads in its first month available to the public.
9. Twavel – This green social media application offers the ability to share green travel tips with the entire Twavel community, and it also has a carbon emissions calculator for common types of travel.
10. Green Card – Instead of wasting paper to make personalized business cards, you can use this green application to share your contact information with digital business cards.
11. FishPhone.org - Thinking about making some fish for dinner? Try out Blue Ocean Institute's FishPhone application to instantly see which fishes are good, sustainable options and which aren't. You'll even get wine pairings and recipes with some selections!
Now that you know about a few green iPhone applications, you can feel a little better for Apple and a lot better for the planet.
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