Wanna go green? Here are five Android apps which you need to have if you wanna go truly green. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, recycle properly, or if you just grow your own veg, these apps are for you.
They'll give you useful tips on saving energy at home or in the car, show you where all the pollution is at (so you can avoid the fumes) and will help you grow your own greens, deal with pests and find the best conditions for cultivating your carrots.
Read on to discover them: we know you're gonna dig them...
Wanna reduce your carbon footprint? If you have no idea where to start, maybe BrainyCO2 can help. It's an app that works like a game, but it lets you to calculate the amount of natural gas, electricity, propane or butane gas and diesel that you use, and also takes into account the miles you've traveled by plane. All this will mean you can work out the size of the footprint you're leaving on the world. You can even test your knowledge in a quiz on the environment too.
How about receiving a daily tip to help save and have a more eco-friendly life? This is what Green Tips has in mind. It's an app developed by the European Environment Agency. OK, so it's very simple in terms of graphics, but it has a load of great tips for traveling responsibly, controlling energy use at home or recycling correctly, among many other tips on how to enjoy our world more sustainably.
It's possible to become an eco-warrior by leaving the car parked in the garage and taking the bike or just going on foot instead. But sometimes to get to work on time or to take the kids to school, we have no choice but to take the car. This is where this app comes in handy.
Fuel Calculator can work out how much you consume in term of fuel, the quantity of gas you need to reach your destination, or the distance you can go before you need to fill up. Great for keeping an eye on your footprint as well as watching your bills.
"We are what we eat", and we should eat want we grow. Vegetable Gardening Guide is gonna be a great aid for anyone who wants to start growing their own greens. This app is designed for people who wanna grow vegetables in the best way possible, whether you have 10 acres or a window box.
You'll find out about the plants, exactly when and how you should plant them, their nutritional benefits and even tasty recipes to showcase your homegrown beauties. Perfect for green-fingered pros, and beginners alike.
And if after all this you've also given up the desire to eat meat, maybe you could become a vegetarian. With I'm Hungry: Vegetarian Recipes you can access hundreds and hundreds of recipes that don't contain any meat. There's also a recipe search function, so you can find your favorite dish by ingredient or type of meal. So, as well as doing your bit for the environment, you can also help to protect animals.