Today is the start to Earth Week– Hooray!
Earth Day is April 22nd this year (AKA this upcoming weekend) – But I say that EVERYDAY is Earth Day 🙂
There will be lots of beach clean-ups, street clean-ups, and eco festivals all across the globe. Find events near you at the Earth Day 2012 website. Just remember that you don’t have to wait for this day out of the whole year to do something good for the planet. If you see a piece of trash on the ground, don’t just walk past it. Pick it up- throw it away properly- and maybe you even inspired the person walking behind you to do the same. We as humans haven’t been on this planet for very long, but we are the root to much of its destruction. Do your part, and protect the planet.
So here are a couple neat Earth Day related iPhone applications that I read about recently. I’m definitely going to download some of them right after I finish writing this blog post 😀
1. Project Noah
This free app, with support from National Geographic, allows you to explore and document wildlife while hiking/camping/adventuring. You are connected with everyone else’s data who has the app, allowing you to see what biodiversity is in the particular area you’re exploring. You can also browse what’s been discovered across the globe! People earn patches based on your contributions- kind of a modern day virtual Girl Scout/Boy Scout patch. It’s a great app for the kidos! It was the #1 Education app when launched. Get it NOW (Free)
Sticky-notes are a waste of paper, and always seemed to get lost and buried under piles of paper. With TeuxDeux, you can simply create to-do lists on your phone! You for sure wont loose these lists as easily 😉 To-do lists sync with the TeuxDeux website, so you can access them on your computer or iPhone. You’ll feel good when all you have to do is touch and completed task, and you see it get crossed off! Best feeling ever! And even better, you didn’t waste any paper (poor trees) in the process. Get it NOW ($2.99)
With this great free app, you can get over a MILLION ways to recycle over 300 types of material, as well as provide the latest green news from Earth911.com to keep up with your lifestyle. Search for locations near you, by simply inputting your zip code! There’s no excuse not to recycle, when you have this app at your fingertips. Get it NOW (Free)
Are you sick of all the paper JUNK mail that piles up in your mailbox? I sure am… But luckily with this free app, all you have to do is snap a picture of the unwanted snail mail, and PaperKarma will help make it possible that you won’t receive that junk mail ever again! They contact the mailer, and remove you from the distribution list. SO SIMPLE AND EASY! Not only does this app help you control your junk mail, it also cuts your paper waste, and helps save the Earth! Get it NOW (FREE for a limited time)
5. Green Kitchen
This app provides you with inspiring organic healthy, tasty vegetarian recipes! With minimum not-so-healthy ingredients, including gluten, sugar, and dairy products, Green Kitchen keeps your health a top priority. I’ve been actually decreasing my meat intake over the last couple of months and eating more fresh ingredients, so this app sounds pretty perfect for my new lifestyle! The recipes come with beautiful photos and detailed easy-to-follow instructions, which is why this is one very popular iPad app as well. Get it NOW ($3.99)