Free and Cheap Apps to Help You Be More Earth Friendly

Posted on 04/19/2012

Turn your Smartphone green with some earth-friendly apps. Every app on the list is either free or cheap so improving your eco-friendly side won’t require big bucks. These are easy ways to be more environmentally aware for Earth Day 2012.

A Real Tree For $.99 you can buy A Real Tree app and then a real tree gets planted in one of 12 countries fighting deforestation. So far more than 2,000 trees have been planted through app purchases.

A big way to flex your environmental muscle is by spending your money on green and ethical products. In the past, knowing which products to buy took time to research, but now the free GoodGuide app can help. Find ratings for over 120,000 food, personal care and household products ranging from baby shampoo to toilet cleaner. You can even scan bar codes to get instant information.

Find a carpool to join or a commuter that can pitch in gas money with the help of the Carticipate app. It’s free and will help you reduce your carbon footprint as well as the pain you feel at the pump. But it probably works best in big metropolitan areas.

Mobile Banking Apps
Save yourself trips to the bank and use your Smartphone instead. Download your financial institution’s app, which is most likely free, so you can avoid wasting gas needlessly.

Off Remote
The free Off Remote app helps you deal with at least one energy vampire in your home: your computer. It lets you turn off, lock, sleep or restart your PC or Mac from your Smartphone so you can use less energy when you’re not surfing the web.

Cans and newspaper aren’t the only things you can recycle. The free iRecycle app will help you access more than a million ways to recycle 300 types of materials. Pinpoint recycling locations and get expert recycling tips because recycling is just about the easiest thing you can do to help our planet.

By Alison Storm

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Posted on 05.30.12 at 9:22 AM

Is it necessary to download mobile banking apps to use mobile money transfer? Do I need a smartphone to enable mobile banking???

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