Top 5 eco-friendly apps

Ashley Muñoz, Staff Reporter

The following apps show a few eco-friendly ways to keep Mother Earth safe and clean.

“My Recycle List”

This app helps you manage and discover how to get rid of old TV’s, or unused products at home. “My Recycle List” helps you find recycling centers in your area. You simply put the description of the recycled item and search for centers that are convenient and ready to help you keep the environment clean. You can also share your findings with friends via Facebook, Gmail, Twitter or text. This app is compatible with GPS—a great way for you to spend more time recycling and less time wasting gas.

“My Planet”

“My Planet” helps you find ways of keeping our planet green. Little choices can help make the environment cleaner and human friendly.  You can create and personalize your own world. This app will quiz you on how clean and green you are. Based on your answers, it will determine the fate of your world. Each time an eco-friendly choice is made, you earn points to make your humble virtual world into a better place.

“EcoCharge”

“EcoCharge” is a powerful but environmentally safe app that rings an alarm when any electronic device is fully charged. The app helps increase battery life and prevent unnecessary charging. There might be times where we have to leave our devices at home to charge; “EcoCharge” cuts off the charging once the battery has fully reloaded. With this app, overcharging will not hurt our devices anymore and keep the environment safe.

“GreenMeter”

This app is designed to help you increase efficiency and decrease fuel consumption. “GreenMeter” calculates any vehicle’s power and fuel usage characteristics while evaluating your driving. While driving, the results on the app are displayed in real time, instantly giving you feedback. You can also learn from “GreenMeter” even before you start the car. Using these tips can help you choose a more eco-driving speed and help you moderate your acceleration as you drive.

“Green Outlet”

“Green Outlet” is designed to help you save money on your electric bill and give you tips on how to conserve. Using this app, you can search the devices you have and “Green Outlet” will show you ways on how to reduce on each item. As you watch your electric bill decrease, “Green Outlet” predicts your monthly bill based on the energy you save with moderation and tracking. You’ll save money and be savethe environment as well.

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