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Ten Green Android Apps

Did you know that you can use your cell phone to help you keep your lifestyle green?  Many phones now have "green" applications.  I have a Droid, so I'm going to focus on that.   More and more green apps are popping up for the Droid!  

Here are 10 Droid apps to help you maintain your eco-friendly lifestyle:

  • Green Tips - Get green living tips on your phone.  A lot of them are ones you may already know, but sometimes it's good to have a reminder.
  • Eco Charger - The Eco Charger app lets you know when your phone is done charging, so you can unplug it and refrain from using unneeded electricity. 
  • IAmGreen - This app helps reduce how much power you waste your phone.  A tree is also planted whenever this app is downloaded!  
  • Seasonal Harvest - This one is extremely cool.  The Seasonal Harvest app uses your phone's GPS to tell you which foods are in season where you are.   Costs $1.99, or there is also a lite version.
  • Ped Nav -  This app helps you plan your day in an urban environment.  It will tell you how to get there, and will even tell you what time a bus is supposed to stop, etc.  Check out their website for more info.
  • Power Tutor - Sometimes I go a little app happy with my phone, and it eats my batteries like crazy.  This app will show you how much power they're using.  Most apps don't need to be running in the background all the time...and that sucks up a lot of batteries!
  • Ecorio - This app uses the GPS on your phone to calculate your carbon footprint while you're on the go.  Then it gives you greener options and you can even purchase carbon offsets.
  • Sugartrip - This helps you plan an automobile trip better based off traffic so you can save gas.  
  • 3rd Whale Mobile - This has green news, but it also has a green business directory.  
  • Lastly, there's Visibility.  Can't vouch for it, because it hasn't worked on my phone since I tried downloading it.  But it's been getting lots of press, most recently on Forbes.