Top Ten: Free green apps


For smart­phone or tablet users, there are ap­pli­ca­tions (apps) avail­able for ev­ery­thing from man­ag­ing fi­nances to choos­ing wine. If a New Year’s res­o­lu­tion was to be more eco-aware, shut down Candy Crush and check out these handy, free eco apps

1 Project Noah

(Ap­ple/An­droid) A field guideto world wildlife that’s great for kids. See an un­usual bird? Get snap­ping and add your pic.

2 EcoChal­lenge

(Ap­ple/An­droid) Eco-chal­lenges to boost ev­ery­day sus­tain­abil­ity. A nice in­ter­face, packed with fun facts.

3 What’s On My Food?

(Ap­ple) Not all pes­ti­cides are equal. Use this app to find out which are po­ten­tially more dan­ger­ous to your health than oth­ers.

4 Bat­tery Doc­tor

(Ap­ple/An­droid) To make sure your de­vice is run­ning ef­fi­ciently, use this app to mon­i­tor your bat­tery life and power use­age daily.

5 The Plant Doc­tor

(Ap­ple/An­droid) Not sure what’s ail­ing your cab­bages? Use this app to send symp­toms to a pro­fes­sional plant pathol­o­gist for a di­ag­no­sis.

6 Con­scious Con­sumers

(Ap­ple/An­droid) Find the best hos­pi­tal­ity businesses in town, learn about the dif­fer­ence they are mak­ing. Scan QR Codes to get re­wards with eth­i­cal spe­cials and loy­alty points (see above).

7 Go Green

(Ap­ple/An­droid) Use­ful tips and hints you can use on a daily ba­sis to help you go greener.

8 iRe­cyle

(Ap­ple) More than 1,600,000 ways to re­cy­cle ma­te­ri­als, plus news and up­dates on green liv­ing.

9 Pol­lu­tion

(Ap­ple/An­droid) How clean is the air in your city? This app gives you a de­tailed

list of pol­lu­tants in your area.

10 Good Fish Guide

(Ap­ple/An­droid) A great lit­tle app telling you which fish to eat or avoid ac­cord­ing to how plen­ti­ful the fish stocks cur­rently are. –Anna Forsyth

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