Submitted by Andrew on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 07:13
smart apps


Welcome to the age of apps. Smart phone apps that is.

Where pretty much every part of your day can be enhanced, simplified, tracked and recorded by a little square thumbnail that sits on your phone’s background. Incredible isn’t it?

OK, so maybe not all apps are that life enriching…

Luckily for you, we’ve sorted through the sea of apps out there to bring you five ‘greeny’ favourites that will help you to make a positive impact on our environment.


If you tracked your business’ carbon footprint, would you like what you saw?

CarbonTrack is an app designed to give businesses an idea of the CO2 emissions produced by their daily activities. CarbonTrack is particularly beneficial in helping understand: 

  • The impact made by employee travel methods
  • The energy savings that can be made by switching office equipment off
  • The environmental effects of different types of business waste

While measurements aren’t 100 per cent precise, the app is a sure fire way to increase awareness about sustainable approaches in the work place.

iRecycle by Earth 911

If you’ve ever asked yourself ‘can I recycle this?’, iRecycle is your perfect app.

iRecycle provides more than 1,600,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials. Plus it’s ultra handy in helping you find convenient local opportunities for recycling. Browse through the huge list of categories, choose your material type and iRecycle will tell you exactly where to recycle it.


Let’s face it. Most of us think that we’re the world’s greatest driver. Now we can find out for sure.

greenMeter uses your phone’s accelerometer to rate the efficiency of your driving technique. If you’re light on the throttle, the speedometer will glow green. Accelerate aggressively or hit the brakes late and the speedo turns an angry purple-blue.

This is definitely one to try with your friends on your next road trip.

GreenITers Mobile II

Connect with hundreds of thousands of likeminded individuals who believe in eco-innovations and green technology that helps solve the environmental problems of today.

GreenITers Mobile II is the perfect forum to discuss matters of renewable technology. Everyone from top academics to the average punter can get together to share ideas, new gadgets and scientific breakthroughs. When the latest tech news drops, you’ll be the first to know.

So there you have it, five greeny apps to keep an eye out for. Now all we need is solar-powered smart phones!