8 smartphone apps to green your home up
Video game playing, Facebook stalking, Whatsapp chatting, Netflix binge-watching - our smartphones can certainly be black holes sucking up our time everywhere we go. Fortunately, they can also be extremely useful even for the most unimaginable things - like going green at home! Eco-conscious developers around the world have created amazing apps for several platforms that can help you be more environmentally friendly - and we've picked the best for you! Install away and green yourself up!
1 - Nest app
A great part of living green is making your climatization more efficient and your house more secure, two things you can remotely control with the Nest App. You can control your Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Protect, Nest Cam and Dropcam all in one place, and get alerts on your phone or tablet. Combining all of those, you can keep an optimal temperature and your home safe through a very comfortable app.
2 - JouleBug
Keep track of your eco tasks, share them with friends and earn achievements for being green - that's what you can do with JouleBug. You can organize sustainability tips into pins that you earn in the app by doing simple actions in real-life, save money, have fun, and be a little kinder to the planet!
3 - FuelGood - Energy Saving Trust
Energy Saving Trust estimates that you could save up to 2 month’s worth of fuel yearly by driving efficiently. Sounds good? Do so with the help of Fuel Good App. The app let you choose your car’s specifications and track your activity with the phone’s GPS to calculate fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
4 - Evo Energy Cost Calculator
Evo Energy Cost Calculator is a little nice app that can help you have a more energy efficient home. It can help you to reduce the use of energy draining appliances and let you calculate the savings if you replace them for their energy efficient version. This app is compatible with worldwide power current types and voltages.
5 - Oroeco
Oroeco is the Fitbit of the eco-conscious people, since it helps to improve the fitness of the planet. With this app you can see how every aspect of your life connects to climate change, from your home energy and transportation decisions, to your diet, shopping and entertainment choices, while automatically tracks the climate impacts of how you spend your money. And, obviously, you can compare, collaborate and compete with your friends, like you do with your fitness app.
6 - Dropcountr
Saving water is central to green up any house, and Dropcountr helps you do just that. You can connect your app with your utility and track your water normal usage or receive customized drought and water budget messages instantly. With its built-in advance analytics you can see your consumption patterns and save water month after month.
7 - Good Guide app
What about going green while in the supermarket? With Good Guide app you can scan barcodes to find safe, healthy, green and socially responsible products based on scientific ratings. This guide made specifically to the US market rates the things you can find in store on a 0 – 10 scale based on each attributes, such as nutritional value, safe and healthy ingredients, animal welfare, human rights, climate change, energy efficiency and much more.
8 - IRecycle
Modern households generate a nice amount of waste and its correct disposal is essential to environmental protection. With IRecycle app you can easily find convenient recycling opportunities for over 350 materials, spread on more than 1.6 million ways all along the United States. Using your phone current location or entering an address, the app show you collections points with full details, while share on social media your recycling efforts or tips.
Are you using any of these apps already to #Change4Better? Care to share your review with us in the comments? We are eager to know!