Sparing the earth in order to create a more sustainable future can be accomplished through environmentally conscious apps. From reducing a person’s carbon footprint to saving energy to finding eco-sensitive, green products, this list of seven apps will offer users a chance to live a greener, environmentally friendly life.

1. Carma Carpooling by Avego

Basically a big carpooling network, Avego’s app design is simple: browse the app to find a ride going in the right direction, then message the driver to arrange a pick up. Depending upon mileage, the one seeking a ride must pay the driver for gas. And, both drivers and passengers can review the ride to provide future users feedback.

Price: Free

Available: Android, iOS, Windows

2. GoodGuide

This app has a barcode scanner that allows a user to find out whether or the not the product they are purchasing is safe, healthy, green, and socially responsible. GoodGuide has rated more than 170,000 U.S. products, which are broken down by criteria so the user can see the product’s details specifically.

Price: Free

Available: Android, iOS

3. PaperKarma

Instead of having an endless supply of paper junk mail continually arriving in the mailbox, PaperKarma allows users the chance to opt out of junk mail. Through the app, users can photograph the pieces of junk mail and choose to unsubscribe from the mailing lists. Users simply take a photo, hit unsubscribe, and the app does the rest of the work.

Price: Free

Available: Android, iOS, Windows

4. iViro

This app helps users to create more sustainable homes and living spaces. Users perform a customized energy analysis through the app in order to receive a detailed overview of the home’s thermostat, electricity, water, and appliance energy consumption. Additionally, the app features energy-saving alternatives and tips the user can follow in order to achieve an energy-efficient and cost-efficient home while reducing the home’s overall environmental impact.

Price: Free

Available: Android, iOS

5. Farmers Market Finder

This app allows users to locate over 2,700 farmers markets across the U.S. Only farmers markets that have been verified from market organizers will show up on the app. And, the app will provide details on what types of produce and meat are for sale, hours of operation, contact information, and real time data such as weather cancelations. This app is currently available to residents of California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington DC.

Price: Ranges from $0.99 to $4.99

Available: Android, iOS

6. Seafood Watch

Designed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Seafood Watch interactive app helps users choose sustainable seafood. The app provides information about how each item was fished and farmed and how it should be fished and farmed. Additionally, the app provides information on known sustainable seafood restaurants and markets.

Price: Free

Available: Android, iOS

7. Dirty Dozen

This app alerts users of harmful pesticides on contaminated produce. The app highlights the 12 types of produce most likely to be contaminated and the best alternatives.

Price: Free

Available: Android, iOS, Windows

Use these apps to promote green living in order to have a healthier earth.

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  4. William Olson on

    You missed one of the best of the best ever – light bulb finder. This free app can save the average home owner $125 per year in electricity cost. Check it out. I think you will be impressed.