Owning a smartphone or a tablet has definitely brought along some conveniences to daily life. Now, you no longer have to be tied in front of a desktop computer to connect to the online world or do your projects. Aside from the multi-tasking benefits of mobile devices, there are now multitudes of applications in the Android market that you can download on your device that will make it easier and faster for you to access processes from your devices’ home screens. Most of this apps aim to please various markets, like those who love taking photos, music lovers, or game addicts. Today, application developers have also addressed the needs of eco-friendly people. Environment apps, as they are called, are your perfect partners in your quest to saving the Earth. Here are five of the best environment apps available now.
1) Eco Buzz Widget
If you want to be constantly updated with current news and statistics that concern climate change or other issues related to the environment, the Eco Buzz widget should definitely be installed on your Android device for easy access. Being aware of what is happening to the Earth is a good motivation to further push you in your efforts to save it. Reading about news that concern technological advances or inventions that will help the environment is also beneficial in inspiring you to support these innovations.
Are you wondering whether the products you are buying in the store are good for the environment or if they are healthy? Wonder no more. GoodGuide will take care of answering your questions. Just use the app to scan the barcode of the product and it will give you ratings and information about the said item. This is very handy when you do your shopping to be more acquainted with what products you should patronize.
3) My Recycle List
Most people collect items in their homes through years of shopping that later on have no use for them anymore. Instead of throwing them away, you should drop them off in recycling centers. This will reduce the waste in the environment and at the same time conserve resources. If you are having a hard time looking for recycling centers near you, the best solution for you would be to download this app from the Google store. This app will show you the nearest recycling sites near you. It will even guide you to the place with the help of its interactive maps. This app also has a sharing feature so that you can inform your contacts about these recycling locations.
One way to be green is to go organic. Therefore, ditch the canned foods, but rather go for fresh fruits and vegetables. Locavore is your best partner when looking for the closest farmerâs market in your area. It does not only show you where these markets are. It will also let you know who is selling what and where. Further, it will give you tips on what fruits and vegetables are in season so that you can get the best deals. To convince your friends to go green too, you can share photos of foods, sellers, and market on your social media sites through the app.
5) Light Bulb Finder
Conserving energy in your homes has never been easier with the help of this app. As its name implies, this app will show various recommendation on the types of bulbs that you can use to replace your current energy-hogging bulbs. These suggestions are accompanied with information about the savings that you will gain, the amount of carbon footprint that you will eliminate, and the price of the bulb. Once you decide on a certain type of bulb, you can then continue to buy it online or by visiting the shops.