Environment Apps

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

EveryTrail

EveryTrail lets you find the best trails on the map and trailblaze the ones that aren’t.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Catalista

Catalista

Catalista makes it easy to be a local volunteer.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch

Search more than 60,000 volunteer opportunities and do a little good.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Give 2 Charity

Give 2 Charity

Give back without spending a penny.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

GoodGuide

GoodGuide

GoodGuide rates products for healthy and eco-friendly living.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

The Food Gardening Guide

The Food Gardening Guide

The Food Gardening Guide from Mother Earth News is a veggie lover's guide to gardening.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

inBloom

inBloom

Find eco-friendly establishments and sustainable businesses near your current location.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Al Gore – Our Choice

Al Gore – Our Choice

Let Al Gore walk you through environmental issues with this e-book app.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

MyNature Tree Guide

MyNature Tree Guide

Tree ID made easy with drawings, photos and hiker contributions.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

TrailBehind

TrailBehind

Plan your next outdoor adventure after you’ve arrived at your campsite.

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

iRecycle

iRecycle

Where to safely toss out your old phone/laptop/printer? The answer is not “the garbage.”

Our Rating:
4/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Green Gas Saver

Green Gas Saver

Do you accelerate and turn in a fuel-efficient manner? Time to find out.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

Eco Buzz Widget

Eco Buzz Widget

In theory, Eco Buzz makes it easy to get environmental news right on your phone’s home screen.

Our Rating:
3/5 Stars
Is it worth it? Yes

BreadCrumbz

BreadCrumbz

A photo-filled map of a new place? Yes, it sounds cool and useful.

Our Rating:
1/5 Stars
Is it worth it? No

greenMeter

greenMeter

GreenMeter is intriguing, with its promise to measure fuel efficiency and car power.

Our Rating:
2/5 Stars
Is it worth it? No