These days our phones are so much more than just simple communication devices. The Apple [Nasdaq: APPL] iPhone and Google [Nasdaq: GOOG] Android platforms are revolutionary. They are our lifelines, and they also provide us with help on things that many people would never imagine a phone can do. With that in mind, here are 5 more green related apps that Eco Institution found when researching our last smart phone article.
Carbon Tracker – The Carbon Tracker app is a GPS-enabled program that helps users to actually calculate and account for their carbon footprint from daily commuting, business trips and vacations. The cool thing is that you can actually set goals for maximum emissions per month and then check up on your progress. It can also be networked for use by more than one person for businesses and universities.
iLocavore – The iLocavore app provides users with updates about local and city specific events, products and services. This helps reduce the carbon footprint of consuming goods from out of your area. The app is slated to expand into helping users identify produce, fruits and vegetables are available from local growers and where to find them.
Go Green – The Go Green app is an interesting application that provides hints on how to live greener. It’s almost like having an environmental expert following you around. The tips that the program generates are saved for a list to be accessed later.
Juice Defender – The juice defender program helps you to save power on your phone and extend battery life by applying custom settings to the data connection and Wifi functions on the phone. You can schedule activation and deactivation of different features as well.
GreenYou – This program is really cutting edge. It actually calculates your carbon footprint by taking into account information about your transportation, housing, food, and other habits. Then it allows you to create a green plan that instructs you how to make changes in your lifestyle that will reduce your carbon footprint, starting today! It also tracks your progress and impact over time.