More Than 100 iPhone Apps For Green Shopping, Eating, Travel and Fun


About a year ago, we put together a list of 20 iPhone apps that would help you live a greener life. The number of apps we've seen come across the radar since then has exploded to the point where we wonder how on earth anyone can keep track of them.

As Ron Williams, President of 3rdWhale, a green app developer, states, "The iTunes App Store is a big part of the reason [there are so few great green apps] -- it does not do a good job of encouraging their millions of visitors to look beyond the small number of apps featured on their homepage..." He suggests even adding just a "sustainability" tag would be a big help. Well, until we get that, we figured we should start pulling them together for you. So here are our old favorites, new additions we think are cool, and some interesting oddball apps that we're curious about.

Carbon Footprint
Home Power Monitoring and Automation
Public Transit, Walking and Biking
Driving and Car Care
Travel and Wildlife
Tips, News and Just Plain Fun
Shopping, Eating and Drinking
More Lists of Green Apps

Measure and Manage Your Carbon Footprint


Calculating Your Carbon Footprint




Carbon Calc

Free

Input your driving, flying and home energy use to get a handle on your carbon footprint, then browse and purchase carbon offsets. This app doesn't take into account public transportation, food consumption and other activities with impactful carbon footprints.



Carbon Pulse

$2.99
Helps you monitor emissions from your driving habits, keep up with pledges to live more sustainably, and give you clean tech news to keep you motivated for shrinking your carbon footprint. Integrates Twitter and Facebook so you can share your successes with friends.


iCarbon
Free
Very little info is provided for this one. But it's an option for calculating your carbon footprint and getting suggestions on how to reduce your impact. If you try it, tell us what you think.



GreenYou

$0.99
Factors in transportation, housing, foods, goods and services to come up with your carbon footprint, then helps you devise and stick to a plan for reducing it. Tracks your progress over time.


Global Warming Personal Calculator
$0.99
Looking at your car, home and air travel information, calculates your carbon footprint and compares it to US citizens, but can also be used to compare to other countries.

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Carbon Offset Your Phone $2.99 Part of the proceeds go toward offsetting the carbon footprint of your iPhone (be wary of this claim). The app then gives you updated environmental news, videos and tips for reducing your carbon footprint.



CarbonCatcher

Free
A carbon offset tool, you pay for credits and then offset your carbon-intensive activities throughout the day. Offset travel, meals and fuel, and learn about the impacts of your activities.


ShopGreen
$1.99
Geared specifically towards shoppers. Calculate your carbon footprint, take steps to reduce it, and the more you reduce it, the more you earn location-specific deals at sustainable businesses (which kinda increases your carbon footprint, but, well, we all shop...).

Carbon Footprint
Home Power Monitoring and Automation
Public Transit, Walking and Biking
Driving and Car Care
Travel and Wildlife
Tips, News and Just Plain Fun
Shopping, Eating and Drinking
More Lists of Green Apps

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