5 Best Environmental Apps for Android

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The urge to “Go Green” has created a stir in this ever evolving world. Most Government organizations and the benevolent mass are focusing on environmental friendly gestures and taking necessary initiatives to make this world a better place to live.


With every passing day the love for mobile devices is reaching its zenith but no one bothers to look back how much havoc incorrect disposal & recycling of mobile phones might have caused to our planet. Even the smartphones should also be recycled once it becomes old and is of no other use. There are some companies, such as Pacebutler which buy old cell phones and recycle it. For knowing more details about it, you can visit its website pacebulter.com.


However, it might sound like an oxymoron but these very phones also host environmental apps which help to conserve our ecosystem. Today, we present a quick review of some of the apps for android which are going to support users on their “Mission Green-Planet”.


Good Guide(free)


One of the unique environmental apps, worth taking along when you are out somewhere for shopping or a leisure walk. It is considered as the quality control manager which instructs the user based on their movement. This application is efficient in scanning the barcodes and suggesting the user whether the product is worthwhile for buying or not. Especially recommended for users who are not interested in reading the tiny terms and conditions’ lines on the product package.


Project Noah (free)


It is one of the best educational kits for enthusiasts who are interested in knowing more about the Go- Green concept. It works as the guide on the field and also as an identification kit for the people who are really interested in exploring the wild life around them. In this application, the user can find three modes which are –Location based field guide (queries handles based on spotting), spotting (it allows the users to upload photos of animals and the greenery around along with any questions on the their mind) and Field missions (maximum contribution for the research takes place over here).


My Recycle List


This application is appropriate for all those users who are interested in recycling. This application allows the user to track down all the recycling locations near their area and list down at a particular location with the help of the map. Based on the search items, the application is going to show you the right recycle channel. It will also allow you to contact the location for hassle free communication. The application is lightweight and easy to use.


Locavore (Free)


The application focuses on presenting the markets and farms to the users in their locality. It presents to the user, what kind of vegetables or fruits are available in the market at that point of time. With this application the user doesn’t have to hover all over the market to search a particular spot. It presents a quick access and ease of navigation.


Carbon Meter


The application is here to trace the records and statistics for eco-friendly sporting events or activities in which the user would like to participate like running, cycling, walking etc. It also assigns an interesting CO2 figure to each. Based on the amount of CO2 saved, users are given appropriate reward coupons. This app helps reinstate the idea of choosing eco-friendly transport mediums like cycle, tri-cycle, and electric scooters over smoke emitting 2-wheeler or 4-wheeler. If you are an environment lover, this app is a must have!


+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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