5 Mobile Apps Promoting Green Living


We live in a world where it’s never too easy to balance the highly evolving technology with the protection of our planet. Despite the efficiency and convenience technology have contributed to us, many companies have added to the environmental issues whether it is through their use of resources, factory conditions, or product-shipping all over the world, among many other unsustainable practices.

However, there are certain devices that could help improve our eco-friendly efforts. Even it is only to arm ourselves with information, our smartphones could be our daily reminders on how to be kinder to the environment.

Below are this list of some eco-friendly mobile apps you can download on your mobile devices.

  • EcoCharge

A simple yet powerful concept, the EcoCharge app will ring an alarm when electronic devices are fully charged to increase battery life and prevent unnecessary energy use. Instead of leaving a cellular phone or laptop continuously charging at home or work when the battery is fully charged, it helps users become more aware of energy use while providing great eco-friendly tips on how to stay connected and energy efficient with our favorite tech gadgets and devices.

  • iViro

iViro helps users create more sustainable homes and living spaces.  Perform a customized energy analysis to receive a detailed overview of your home’s heat, cooling, electricity, water and appliance energy consumption patterns with annual cost and CO2 emission estimates. Additional features provide ideas on energy-saving alternatives and strategies to ensure your home is energy-efficient and cost-efficient while reducing its environmental impact.

  • Go Green

We don’t immediately become eco-geniuses. It takes time, effort, and education to get there, which is why this app is such a great place to start. There is no creating solar panels or learning to make a dress out of used corn husks; just practical and simple tips that are easy for anyone to implement into their daily lives. Whether it is catching the bus, or walking instead of using the car a few times a week; buying from a local farmer’s market instead of a grocery store, or just learning how to recycle for the first time; this app has you covered.

  • 7-minute workout

You can challenge yourself with 7-minute workout for 7 months using nothing more than a chair, a wall, and your own body weight. The 7-minute workout is based on scientific studies to provide the maximum benefit of working out regularly in the shortest time possible. No electricity needed. Workout anytime, anywhere.

  • Greenpeace

Greenpeace has been the most well-known name in environmentalism for decades. Now it has an app that both helps support its cause and teaches your children about protecting the planet and all its creatures. Plenty of games, news from Greenpeace globally, and online efforts are featured.

Do you know of any good apps for going green? Let us know in the comments.

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