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Go Green: 6 Environmentally Responsible iOS Apps for Earth Day

Go Green: 6 Environmentally Responsible iOS Apps for Earth Day

Earth Day: The annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 192 countries every year. These apps will help you live a more environmentally responsible way of life, and you just may learn something too.

paperkarma_iconPaperKarma (FREE) No one likes junk mail. Magazines, coupon books, fliers, credit card offers, it never ends. Wasted paper used to tell you about things you couldn’t care less about. How do you stop it?

With PaperKarma, all you have to do it pull out your iPhone take a photo of the offending junk mail, and PaperKarma will figure out how to put a stop to it. PaperKarma will find the company sending the unwanted mail and will get your name and address removed from their mailing list. You can track the mail you submit, and track as PaperKarma works to identify and eliminates it.

PaperKarma is available FREE for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

iRecycle_iconiRecycle (FREE) iRecycle helps you find local, convenient recycling opportunities when you are on the go or at home. iRecycle provides access to more than 1,500,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials.

The app can tell you how, where and when to recycle almost anything. By using your current location, the app will supply information about collection points, such as website, phone number, directions, hours of operation and other materials collected.

And of course, you can share your recycling efforts via Facebook, Twitter, SMS and email.

iRecycle is available FREE for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

goodguide_iconGoodGuide (FREE) – The GoodGuide app helps you shop your values wherever you shop, by instantly revealing whether products are safe, healthy, green and socially responsible while you shop. The app’s barcode scanning feature lets you quickly access GoodGuide’s science-based health, environment and social ratings for over 170,000 products.

You can choose the issues you care about most: nutritional value, safe and healthy ingredients, animal welfare, human rights, climate change, energy efficiency, and more. The app will then let you know whether products pass or fail according to the issues you care about.

GoodGuide is available FREE for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

our_choice_iconAl Gore – Our Choice ($4.99) – In this interactive app, Al Gore explains the causes of global warming, and presents solutions under study that may be able to help stop global warming.

The app mixes narrative, photos, interactive graphics, animation, and over an hour of documentary footage. You can pick up and explore anything you see in the book, quickly browse through chapters, and explore data-rich intensive graphics.

Al Gore – Our Choice is available for $4.99 for the iPhone and iPad. [DIRECT LINK]

farmstand_iconFarmstand (FREE) This app will help you find locally-grown food with ways to discover and share the best of your local farmers’ market. Using this app, you can find markets in your area, post deals you’ve found, share photos and tell everyone what great things you’ve found at your local farmers’ market.


  • Find farmers’ markets in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand
  • Take photos of the market, food, and vendors
  • Add fun stickers to your photos
  • Share your posts across Facebook and Twitter
  • See what friends and other people are finding at the farmers’ markets
  • Give and receive likes and comments on posts
  • Add and update market details

Farmstand is available FREE for the iPhone. [DIRECT LINK]

zipcar_iconZipcar (FREE) Zipcar is a US membership-based car sharing company providing automobile reservations to its members, billable by the hour or day. Using the app, Zipcar members can easily find and reserve a Zipcar around the corner or across the globe. Via the app, you can also honk the horn, and even lock and unlock the doors.

Via the app you can view available Zipcars on a map or in a list near your current location or any location, reserve a car 24/7, sort cars by any criteria, view your upcoming reservations, locate your car by honking its horn, unlock and lock the Zipcar, get directions to your car, contact Zipcar for help if needed, and more.

Zipcar is available FREE for the iPhone in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

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