Written by Lacy Boggs Renner
If you're an early adopter and already have your iPhone 5, you can use it for a lot more than asking Siri to tell you dirty jokes. Download some of these neat apps to make your iPhone a green machine.
In no particular order of coolness:
This app uses your iPhone's GPS to track where you travel, then adds up your mileage to calculate your carbon footprint. It can suggest alternate routes as well as public transportation options, and you can even buy carbon offsets directly from the app.
From Earth 911, the iRecycle app can tell you when, where, and how to recycle just about anything, as well as green news and lifestyle suggestions.
- Greenpeace Tissue Guide
Get the poop (sorry!) on which tissue and toilet paper you should and shouldn't be buying.
- Good Guide
The Good Guide mobile app lets you scan the bar code of practically any product in the store and instantly find out how it rates for your health, the environment and society.
- Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen app from the Environmental Working Group does one simple thing: it keeps the lists of the dirtiest (and cleanest) produce at your fingertips, so you never find yourself stranded in the produce aisle.
This app actually evaluates your driving habits and then makes suggestions to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and cost, and lower your environmental impact.
Find organic, environmentally friendly and sustainable businesses wherever you are with this green business directory.
The Locavore app is a great way to not only find out what foods are in season in your area, but also where to buy them and how to cook them up with recipes from Epicurious.
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