Whether you think “going green” is a fad or you’re seriously concerned about the state of our earth’s ozone layer, there’s no denying the fact that the world has become more conscious of the natural environment. There are plenty of reusable shopping bags, eye-opening documentaries, devoted professions and, of course, mobile apps to prove it.
In addition to the trend of sporting hybrid cars, there are also environment-focused apps that maximize your experience outside so you’re not only going green, you’re also experiencing it and the great outdoors. The Recapp has discovered download-worthy outdoor apps, as well as the coolest eco-friendly apps that we think will make you a more efficient and environmentally conscious individual.
Whether you’re trying to discover more sustainable businesses, educate yourself on environmental news and issues or plan your next hike, you’re sure to find helpful resources within our Environment Apps category. We included iRecycle, which can help you safely and responsibly dispose of potentially hazardous items such as laptops, cells phones and batteries. If you love being outdoors, check out TrailBehind, a camping app that uses GPS tracking to find the nearest hiking, biking, rock-climbing and camping accommodations for your next trip. And if you’re not so outdoorsy, check out local sustainable businesses and even restaurants that compost with the inBloom app.
Our love for the environment and mobile apps pair perfectly while trying to keep our world a better place.
EveryTrail lets you find the best trails on the map and trailblaze the ones that aren’t.
Catalista makes it easy to be a local volunteer.
Search more than 60,000 volunteer opportunities and do a little good.
Give 2 Charity
Give back without spending a penny.
GoodGuide rates products for healthy and eco-friendly living.
The Food Gardening Guide
The Food Gardening Guide from Mother Earth News is a veggie lover's guide to gardening.
Find eco-friendly establishments and sustainable businesses near your current location.
Al Gore – Our Choice
Let Al Gore walk you through environmental issues with this e-book app.
MyNature Tree Guide
Tree ID made easy with drawings, photos and hiker contributions.
Plan your next outdoor adventure after you’ve arrived at your campsite.
Where to safely toss out your old phone/laptop/printer? The answer is not “the garbage.”
Green Gas Saver
Do you accelerate and turn in a fuel-efficient manner? Time to find out.
Eco Buzz Widget
In theory, Eco Buzz makes it easy to get environmental news right on your phone’s home screen.
A photo-filled map of a new place? Yes, it sounds cool and useful.