Are you looking for simple ways to make your life more eco-conscious? Smartphones may or may not make our lives much easier in general, but they can definitely simplify certain tasks with a well-designed app.
App developers for Android and Apple have produced an endless amount of apps to assist you in living green. We have done our research to bring you a series of posts full of the most useful apps to help you lead a more just and sustainable life.
The Best Apps for Conscious Consumption
The following apps are available for both Android and iPhone and make it easy for you to make informed choices when buying food and other household products.
Locavore. Use Locavore to find farmer’s markets in your area, learn what produce is in season, and browse recipes for the local, seasonal produce you’ll find.
Good Guide. There are so many green products on the market – how do you know which to choose? With a bar code scan or search, Good Guide allows you to compare the pros and cons of a huge database of eco-friendly products.
Seafood Watch. Do you know what seafood is currently sustainable? Should you choose fished or farmed salmon? This app offers advice on what fish to avoid, and which are the most sustainable. There is even a user-populated map of restaurants that serve sustainable fish.
Lightbulb Finder. If you are confused by energy efficient light blubs, this app will bring you some clarity. You can search and compare different kinds of bulbs for various needs and choose the right light bulb for the job.
Go Green. This app teaches you how to live green with a new tip every time you launch the app. Each tip is added to a “green list” for reference.
iRecycle. Consumption leads to waste. Be sure to recycle whatever you can using this app which provides information on how to recycle everything from electronics to hazardous materials and finds nearby recycling centers.
Do you have a favorite app that helps you live a more socially just, environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilled life? Tell us about it in the comments!