Smartphone Apps

This page last updated on 09/21/16

 

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App Name App Picture Category    Price Description Rating: 
Battle for Big Blue Waste Free Battle For Big Blue is the nautical journey teaching us a thing or two about the severity of pollution in our seas.
Enter the underwater world in Battle for Big Blue to fight ocean pollution. Travel across the world’s five oceans, dodge dangers, and collect as much plastic as you can.  featuring sounds by Pharrell Williams
 
Bike Repair  Transportation

2.92/3.99 Save money the first time you use Bike Repair App by doing the repairs yourself.   4.5/5
BrightNest All

Free BrightNest is a beautiful general guide to improving your home. One of its many categories is simply called Green.  
Bulb Finder Energy

Free The Light Bulb Finder app recommends the best energy-saving CFL or LED for your needs based on financial payback, light quality, fit and appearance. Create a customized shopping list of recommended energy-efficient bulbs for easy reference when shopping at local retailers, or buy bulbs directly through the app.  3.5/5
Buycott Food

Free Buycott helps you organize your everyday consumer spending to support causes you care about. 4.5/5
Carbon Calc. Energy Free Vervios Carbon Calc is a simple, easy-to-use application that allows you to estimate your annual carbon dioxide emission resulting from your automobile travel. It allows you to enter your round-trip commute distance, vehicle's fuel consumption and the number of trips made each week so as to calculate your 'Carbon Footprint'.  
Center for Food Safety (True Food) Food

Free 
Go behind the label and get the facts on genetically modified foods! The True Food Shoppers Guide gives you valuable information on common GM ingredients, brands to look for—and look out for—and common sense tips to keep you in the know and help you find and avoid GM ingredients wherever you shop.

3.6/5

Clean Plates Food Free Clean Plates allows you to quickly and easily find the healthiest resturant nearby.  You can browse our database of dining options for organic meats, vegan and vegetarian top picks, gluten-free options, and naturally sweetened desserts.   4/5
Dirty Dozen Food

Free The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and choosing the least contaminated produce.  3/5
Eco Guide ALL Free Eco Guide is an ecological living pocket-guide.  Living ecologically is easy but furthermore living ecologically sustains our planet, purifies our bodies, and enriches our minds. In order to attain a more ecological lifestyle, changes will have to be made. This guide was written for you, learn and apply from it as much as you can to improve your life and our planet. 4.5/5
Eco Innovators Game Free Ever wondered how many litres of water it takes to make a beer or why a burping cow contributes to climate change? The Eco Innovators app is a mythbusting quiz style game designed to test your general environmental knowledge. Navigate your way through 3 rounds of multiple choice questions covering a range of topic areas. --
EcoCalculator Waste Free The Neenah Paper Eco-Calculator is a free iPhone Application that lets you instantly calculate the environmental savings of paper made with post consumer fiber as well as the savings of paper made with 100 percent renewable energy.  3/5
EcoChallenge All Free EcoChallenge is a fun method to reduce your impact on the environment.  Participate in challenges with your friends and lead a more sustainable life. Topic by topic you learn how to take the first steps towards a bit more sustainability in your life. 4.5/5
Farmstand Food Free Farmstand connects you with locally grown food. We’ve started with easy ways to discover and share the best of your local farmers’ market. Find markets in your area, share photos, post deals you’ve found, and help support your local community by telling everyone what’s great at your farmers’ market. -
Food Additives 2 Food/Chemicals Free Avoid those additives that are potentially dangerous or unsafe to your health & see which ones are considered safe. This application is perfect for those at risk, the health conscious, parents, vegetarians, vegans, Celiac sufferers and/or people on religious based diets. 4.5/5
Fooducate Food

Free Lose weight, eat REAL food, and track your progress. Fooducate grades your food, explains what's really inside each product, and offers healthier alternatives. We've got the largest database of UPC-based nutrition information - over 200,000 unique products and growing. 4.5/5
Food Scores Food

Free

Super cool new app from EWG that rates food based on nutrition (calories, saturated fats), processing (modification of ingredients from the whole food, number of artificial ingredients), and ingredient concerns (pesticides, toxins)  
Go Green  Energy

Free How Green are you? Are you part of the solution or are you part of the problem? Get this app and get collectible Green tips that are saved to your Green list. You get a new Green tip each time you visit the app. Your Green status also changes as you earn more Green tips.   2/5
GoodGuide Food

Free The GoodGuide app instantly reveals whether products are safe, healthy, green and socially responsible while you shop. The app’s barcode scanning feature lets you quickly access GoodGuide’s science-based health, environment and social ratings for over 170,000 products.  2/5
Go SMGov ALL

Free
Ask a question, report an issue, or give input to the City of Santa Monica anytime, using Santa Monica’s GO Customer Service Center. See a pothole, graffiti, or a burned-out streetlight? Want to report water wasting or leafblower use? Have a question about parking or trash pickup? Submit any issue, question, or comment easily using the GO SMGov 

4/5

Green Me Energy Free Green Me! is a free Android mobile app containing a mashup of both EPA and proprietary data, providing users with hundreds of tidbits and tips on how to live a "greener", environmentally-friendly life.  2.5/5
Green Tips Energy

Free Tips related to: water, transport, waste and material resources, household consumption, environment and health, ecologist, climate change, chemicals, biodiversity, air pollution. 4.5/5
Green Tips & Tricks All Free Presents an environmental tip composed of just a few sentences of text —a source of daily ideas for making your life a little greener.  
Happy Cow Food

2.99 HappyCow.net, the world's premier online vegetarian, vegan, and veg friendly restaurant guide is now available on the go. Whether you find yourself in a new city, planning a trip, or simply looking for a new place to get your grub on, the HappyCow app is the best resource money can buy. 4.5/5
Home Sustainability  Energy Free Mobile Technologies has worked in conjunction with ABSA and a group of ABSA accredited Home Sustainability Assessors to develop a mobile tool that can be used by HSA's to complete Home Sustainability Assessments. -
inBloom Shopping/Food Free inBloom finds what months a fruit or vegetable are in season, or tips on how to pick the best ones.  4/5
iRecycle Waste

Free iRecycle is the premiere application for finding local, convenient recycling opportunities when you are on the go or at home. iRecycle provides access to more than 1,600,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials. 4.5/5
Is That Gluten Free? For Groceries Food 7.99 Is That Gluten Free? This question can be confusing and often overwhelming. But that’s about to change!! WE HAVE DONE THE LEGWORK AND COMPILED TONS & TONS OF DATA TO PROVIDE YOU WITH VERIFIED GLUTEN FREE PRODUCT INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS!!  4/5
MealBoard Food 2.99 MealBoard combines recipe management, meal planning, groceries and pantry management into a single app. It is fully customizable. You can manage your recipes, ingredients, food categories, meal types, stores, store aisles, grocery items and many more with its clean, uncluttered interface 4.5/5
MyNet Diary Food

Free MyNetDiary is the fastest, easiest, and smartest iPhone calorie counter. The list of features is huge - over 30 screens, including barcode scanner.  3/5
Non GMO Project Shopping Guide Food Free Designed to support consumers in knowing what’s in our food and avoiding GMOs, this app features a list of the brands and products that are enrolled in the Non-GMO Project’s Product Verification Program. 3.5/5
My Waste Waste

Free

Managing household waste in participating communities is much easier with ‘my-waste’! How It Helps:
-Never lose track of collection with a detailed collection calendar customized to your address
-Set reminders for collections, every week or only when there is a change (eg. due to a holiday)
-Search the ‘What Goes Where?’ database for detailed disposal instructions specific to your area
-Keep track of upcoming events and drop-off dates
-Easy to navigate app keeps important local contacts at your fingertips
Set-up available for multi-family building residents as well!
Not in a participating community? Sign up to receive a notification when ‘my-waste’ becomes available for you: http://www.my-waste.mobi/signup/

 
Organic Travel Mobile Food

Free Organic Travel is your source for healthy dining, smoke-free accommodations, natural and pesticide-free travel and much more for your organic and natural lifestyle. Your iPhone or iPad can become your guide to a new way to travel. The guides show you organic and natural food restaurants, natural food markets, farmers markets, smoke-free lodging, pesticide-free parks and natural and historical parks and other attractions.  3/5
PaperKarma Waste

Free PaperKarma is the easiest way to cut your paper waste — by taking photos! Simply pull out your phone and snap photos of the offending mail. PaperKarma will figure out what it is and how to stop it.  3.5/5
Pollution Chemicals Free Pollution informs you about your local pollution sources, and their measured exposures  3/5
Recyclebank Waste

Free With the Recyclebank app, our rewards are always right at your fingertips. Now members can enter point codes, order rewards, and redeem mobile and in-store rewards instantly. 2.5/5
Seafood Watch Food

Free Seafood Watch recommendations help you choose ocean-friendly seafood at your favorite restaurants and stores. This app brings you the most current recommendations for seafood and sushi along with complete information about how each item should be fished or farmed. The Project FishMap feature lets you contribute to the app, adding the names of restaurants and stores in the U.S. where you’ve found sustainable seafood and locating what other users have found at businesses near you.  4/5
Skeptical Science Global Warming

Free Ever heard someone claim Global Warming isn't happening? Did their explanation seem wrong but you didn't know why?  4/5
Skin Deep  Chemicals

Free EWG’s Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database is the world's largest safety reference tool for personal-care products. EWG has launched this app to provide you with easy-to-navigate safety ratings at your fingertips for a wide range of products and ingredients on the market.   3/5
ShopWell - Healthy Diet & Grocery Food Scanner Shopping

Free ShopWell helps you eat healthier food and achieve your nutrition goals. Use ShopWell to help manage your weight and conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and Celiac disease. ShopWell can also help you maintain a vegan or vegetarian diet. Scan barcodes at home or in the grocery store to find out if they are a good match for your goals. The app will even suggest foods that are a better fit for your health. 4.5/5
Solar Checker Energy Free The app performs some calculations based on your geographic location and where you would like to put your panels. It then reports how much power the panels could generate. If you enter some more details, it can help calculate how much money you would save.  
Superfoods Food 0.99 Browse an incredible lineup of delicious and power packed Superfoods, with an extensive guide included for each one.  4/5
SurfGod HtB Waste Free Pick your player, grab a board, and hit the beach. While you're riding a super realistic wave, something icky flies your way... it's a plastic bag, yuck! What should you do? Grab that trash and save the ocean! Pick up as much trash as you can to score points. Get shacked in the barrel or hit the lip for some major air to score even more!  4/5
Tap Buddy By Food And Water Watch Water

Free Use Tap Buddy to kick the bottled water habit! Tap Buddy lets you find and share water fountains so you can hydrate without hurting the environment or your wallet. You can also pledge to drink tap water and track which college campuses are leading the way in reducing bottled water consumption. 3/5
Think Dirty Chemicals Free Think Dirty is the easiest way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. It’s an independent source that allows you to compare products as you shop. Just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, its ingredients, and cleaner options. 2.5/5
U.S. Farmers Market Finder Food Free The U.S. Farmers Market Finder application guides you to your nearest Farmers Market. The application uses your present location to map all local Farmers Markets, with information on each market and links to websites when available. The data is pulled from a database maintained by the US Department of Agriculture. 4/5
True Food Food Free The True Food Shoppers Guide gives you valuable information on common GM ingredients, brands to look for—and look out for—and common sense tips to keep you in the know and help you find and avoid GM ingredients wherever you shop. 3.5/5
Virtual Water Water 1.99 The vast amount of water consumed and polluted in the making of products has an enormous impact on the ecological footprint of human civilization. Carry the Virtual Water digital companion anywhere and grow more concious about how much water our everyday food and beverages really consume.  4/5
Walk Score Transportation Free Walk Score calculates the walkability of any location and shows you a map of nearby restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, schools, and more. 4.5/5
Waterkeeper Swim Guide Water

Free The Waterkeeper Swim Guide makes it easy to explore and enjoy the best beaches in Canada and the USA. You can list the beaches closest to you, browse the map, or search for a beach by name. Every beach is marked with a Green, Yellow, or Red icon so you know when a beach is open for swimming and when the water quality is poor.  4/5
What's on my Food? Food/Chemicals Free This tool helps savvy shoppers sort green-washing and scare-mongering from differences that make a difference. Using independent science, objective data from unbiased sources, and decades of experience in the field of pesticide reform, Pesticide Action Network's tool links pesticide residue data with the health information (toxicology) for each chemical, making this information publicly available for the first time.  4.5/5
Yerdle Waste Free Everything on yerdle is free. We are a community powered by generosity. Here’s how it works: you earn credits by posting items you want to give away. With those credits you can get great stuff posted by other people. All for free! Plus, when getting items from friends you don’t even need to spend credits.   4/5
Zero Carbon Energy Free This app calculates the carbon footprint of daily activities, like commuting to work or eating a hamburger. It also provides tips on reducing your footprint to help the planet a little.  
Zipcar  Transportation

Free Zipcar members, you can use your iPhone or iPod touch to quickly and easily find and reserve a Zipcar around the corner or across the globe. You can also honk the horn, and even lock and unlock the doors. The streamlined interface makes for a very smooth ride.  4.5/5



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