Top 5 Free Earth Day Apps

Here are 5 apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 to help you live a greener, more sustainable life.

5. iViro

iViro helps you check your home’s energy consumption and advises on upgrades and retrofits to save on your heating, electricity, and water bills. You can get a breakdown of your annual energy costs as well as monitor individual appliances, rooms, or multiple households.

Free for iPhone

4. Plastic Analyzer

Plastic Analyzer tells you what sort of plastics you use on a daily basis by searching via the plastic identification code. You can find details such as what products it is used in and whether it is easily recyclable.

Free for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7

3. PlugShare

PlugShare is a database of 8000 public charging stations for electric cars across the U.S. It also provides access to a community of users who are updating the listings and sharing their home electricity plugs with fellow green drivers.

Free for iPhone and Android

2. Dirty Dozen

Dirty Dozen is a shopping guide app from EWG to help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and how to avoid them. It lists the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables depending on their provenience, and it’s very straightforward.

Free for iPhone and Android

1. iRecycle

iRecycle is a good first step to find out how you can recycle more. It has information on how to recycle pretty much anything, as well as a database of recycling locations and programs that you can search through.

Free for iPhone and Android