7 Cool Green iPhone Apps

With hundreds of thousands of iPhone apps to choose from, it’s sometimes hard to find the cool stuff, if it isn’t listed in the top 50 apps list on Itunes.

Here’s a list of 7 cool, green iPhone apps that you should check out.

Find Green

This cool iPhone app is sort of like a Yelp for green businesses, and it’s free! Granted, it doesn’t have as many businesses listed as some people might like. But it has an awesome turn wheel interface that quickly find categories and businesses.

http://itunes.apple.com/app/find-green/id325640751?mt=8

Carbon Calc

Worried about your carbon footprint? Now you can measure the impact of your car, home and flights with this free tool.

http://itunes.apple.com/app/carbon-calc/id310358139?mt=8

The Green Book Lite

This app is a free preview of an actual book you can buy called The Green Book, The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Step at a Time.

http://itunes.apple.com/app/the-green-book-lite/id304868857?mt=8

EcoFinder

Find out where you can recycle or properly dispose of just about anything with EcoFinder.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ecofinder/id318564780?mt=8

Treehugger

It’s probably already one of the green blogs that you already visit, and now you can keep it handy on your iPhone or iPad with this app. Makes it easy to read the site on your phone.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/treehugger/id357567546?mt=8

GoodGuide

Find safe, healthy and sustainable products with the GoodGuide app. More than 70,000 product ratings are included, and you can even scan a bar code with your phone to look it up quickly!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodguide/id294447660?mt=8

Greenpeace Tissue Guide

I know, it sounds like a joke, right? But as the app points out, did you know that if every family replaces just 1 roll of toilet paper per year with recycled paper instead of virgin paper, it would save 400,000 trees? The app makes it quick and easy to find out which brands of facial tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, and napkins are truly green, so you know what to buy!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greenpeace-tissue-guide/id312574522?mt=8

The Power of Green

This app gives you more than 100 illustrated tips for saving energy, organized by category. There’s heating, cooling, water efficiency, water heating, lighting, weatherization, appliance information and much more. If you use this app, you’re certain to save on energy bills, which helps the environment too.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-power-green-by-con-edison/id354758049?mt=8

What did we miss? What’s your favorite iPhone app related to green living and the environment?

Leave a comment and let us know!

Product Review: Coffee Sock

The Coffee Sock is a cloth coffee filter that is an eco-friendly replacement for paper coffee filters. I recently purchased a Coffee Sock for my personal 5 cup coffee maker. Although up until now I’ve been composting my unbleached coffee filters, I figured I’d give the Coffee Sock a try.

I’ve been very pleased with the result. Although the Coffee Sock required a bit of care and maintenance, I’ve found that my coffee actually tastes better than with a paper filter. This is the most surprising thing about my experience.

I was also surprised to read that the life expectancy of my coffee sock is only about 4-5 months or so. This is ok, though, as the manufacturers have made a great effort to make the materials 100% biodegradable.

Overall, for $4.99, I’m very pleased with my Coffee Sock. It’s eco-friendly and has actually improved the experience of my morning ritual.

Thumbs up!