Check out these great smartphone apps designed to monitor and improve you green profile, helping you to save the planet whilst saving you money at the same time.
CarbonCatcher is an iPhone app designed to make it easy for you to take responsibility for your carbon emissions. The app works by helping you to calculate the carbon emissions you generate and provides you with a mechanism to offset your carbon footprint.
365 Ways to Live Green
This handy Blackberry app is your personal guide to saving the environment, providing you with a new tip every day to help inspire you to be greener by changing the way you think and helping you to monitor your green profile.
Green Genie provides ideas on how to be greener by suggesting over 100 tips, as well as allowing users to share their own green ideas. The iPhone app also includes a glossary of green terms, a library of essential readingand a plastics directory to help you learn which plastics are recyclable.
Green Charging is a smartphone app that notifies you when your battery is fully charged by vibrating and sounding an alarm. The app helps to save both energy and money as mobile phones and chargers continue to use electricity even when they are fully charged.
Twavel is a highly addictive app that makes choosing green travel options fun. Your carbon footprint is displayed in the form of a cute character called a Twibble, which morphs between a healthy eco creature and a wheezing beast, depending on the choices you make.
The Fuel Saver app helps you improve your fuel efficiency by providing you with feedback about your driving habits. The app claims to be able to help you reduce your fuel usage by up to 16% simply by alerting you when you are driving too fast, accelerating to quickly and breaking harshly.
Use the GoodGuide app’s barcode to quickly discover whether products are safe, healthy, green and socially responsible while you’re shopping. Scan of your favourite products whilst shopping and this handy app will tell you if they pass or fail your own specific criteria.
iamgreen Battery Saver
A great little app that allows you to control all the functions on your Blackberry that use the most power, such as WiFi, bluetooth, brightness and volume, all on one screen. There’s also a handy a quiz to help you assess your green profile.
Identify which of your household appliances are using the most electricity using the Green Outlet app. This clever little app helps you to can make informed decisions which devices you use, predicts your electricity bills and calculates your household Carbon Footprint.
This ingenious Android app measures the amount of CO2 emitted by your car. The app takes CO2 “snapshots” whilst you’re driving and combines this with GPS information. The data collected can be view directly on the Android phone or uploaded to your laptop or even the web.
British Gas App
The British Gas smartphone app not only allows you to submit your gas and electricity meter readings and check latest bills, payments and tariff, but you can also review your energy usage and compare it with other customers in your local area.
One Stop Green Mobile App
Download this handy smartphone app and, not only will you receive daily green tips, it will also help you to conduct a personal home energy audit. After giving you your ‘green score’ the app will help to identify ways to make your home and family greener.
Zero Carbon includes a personal carbon footprint calculator that lets you share your results with your friends on Facebook. There’s also a tool that enables you to offset your carbon emissions and at the same time supporting certified projects to reduce carbon emissions throughout the world.
Carbon Footprint Calculator
Calculate how many trees would be required to offset your personal carbon footprint with this easy to use app. The app uses data including how many miles you have driven, electricity use, central heating and even air and train travel.
My Carbon Footprint
See what your carbon footprint really looks like using this great smartphone app. Take the quick quiz to see how green you are and learn how day-to-day choices impact on the planet. The app also lets you share your results on Facebook.
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This post has been written by Daniel Butler and is provided by Vroom Vroom Vroom Car Hire Company, UK