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