Tech Tuesday: Apps to celebrate Earth Day

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by SHANNON POWELL HART

WFAA/GMT

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 22 at 1:49 PM

Protecting the Earth is a job that everyone can do and technology is now helping accomplish that goal with apps that help the “Go Green” movement.

iRecycle is an app that allows the user to receive instant access to more than one million ways to recycle just about anything.

The app has recycling ides for everything from air plane seats to old fire hoses. There are articles, recipes and even style ideas to go from trash to treasure. 

iRecycle is available only on IOS right now for free. Go on line and sign up for iRecycle.

Locavore is another Earth Day friendly app. Any idea what the word “locavore” means? By definition, a Locavore is a person interested in eating food that is locally produced and grown within 100 miles from point of purchase. Hence the name of the app.

The Locavore app makes it easier to find local, in season food at farmer's markets and farms. Locate a fresh food place, get directions, and info on how to go greens.

Locavore is available on IOS and Android. You can also go to the Locavore website for more information..

The GoodGuide app allows the user to scan the barcode for more than 120,000 products.

Once scanned information pops up on the safety, healthy and socially responsibility of an items.

The information is based on scientific ratings. GoodGuide is a free app on IOS and Android app.

Other Earth Day apps to try:

Green Power Battery Saver
UNEP Carbon Calculator
Earth Day Guide
WWF Together

 

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