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Green iPhone Travel Apps

If you want to travel paper-free and in a more eco-friendly manner then green iPhone apps are a must have.

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When you travel to a new place it can be tough finding the nearest co-op, vegetarian restaurant, or other local green venue. In August, GenGreen and 3rdWhale got together to launch an app that can help. The new Find Green allows you to locate everything from the closest farmers market to electronics recycling drop off locations. The app offers a database of 65,000 green businesses and resources as well as content from other partners including Mother Nature Network, CSRWire and Creative Citizen.

Twavel – silly name, cool app. This app allows you to calculate your carbon emissions for the most common travel modes, record travel by time or distance, and it’s community minded platform allows you to compare your emissions to other Twavel users, share green travel tips, and more.

iRecycle from Earth 911: I love Earth 911 because they make it easy to recycle anywhere in the U.S. Their new app makes it easy to find a recycling location for almost any item, no matter where your travels take you. Over 100,000 recycling and disposal locations for over 200 materials are included as well as directions and maps to said sites.

greenMeter lets you figure out your vehicle’s power and fuel usage characteristics, (i.e. on a green road trip) and helps you to evaluate your driving style to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and cost, plus lower your environmental impact. This app computes data in US or metric units too.

For the serious traveler who needs maps and fast info at their fingertips, Discovery Channel Maps World Atlas is a do not miss app. is stored on your device. Not green exactly, but a great add on for any traveler, this app offers map searching via any country, territory, continent, ocean, U.S. state, or Canadian province. Each finely-crafted maps is a huge help for lost travelers offering boundaries, coastlines, cities, capitals, waterways, mountain ranges, and more PLUS imagine all those paper maps you’ll lose!

[image via Find Green]


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