Electronics have a pretty nasty rep as polluters of the Earth, but they can actually be an environmentalist’s best friend when they’re used for good instead of evil. One of the best examples we can think of? The iPhone! From calculators to maps to rulers to books, the iPhone replaces so many things that we’d otherwise have to produce, consume and probably throw away with handy (and oftentimes free) apps. Read on to see our recommendations for the top 7 best green iPhone apps (in the words of our readers) as well as the winner of our sweet bamboo iPhone case giveaway!
In the words of brazenbaretoe: I love the Good Guide app. It helps when shopping in the grocery store. It tells you what products are environmentally good and now it has a barcode reader that makes looking up items even more convenient.
In the words of iPhone Monster: I love “A Real Tree” because it’s a pet tree that I can watch change with the seasons on my phone, but it also supports reforestation by giving money to plant trees in the real world!
Unlike our other picks, this incredible app wasn’t chosen by our readers because it’s so advanced that it’s not even available to the general public! The genii over at NASA developed this prototype chemical sensor that hooks up to the iPhone to sniff out small amounts of chemicals like methane, ammonia, and chlorine gas a use that could save lives.