Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin gave life to the concept of  Earth Day. This  environmental movement began on April 22, 1970, this year we celebrated the 42nd Earth year. This day has been observed by more than 500 million people in 175 countries. Mobilize the Earth” is the theme of this year’s Earth Day. Mobile phones have a great role in promoting this cause for preserving our natural resources. Earth Day is not just confined to one day for spreading this cause but gives drive to start a green, environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Many mobile apps have been developed to raise awareness of environmental issues and guide users in their efforts to save energy, direct them to energy solutions and alternatives, and make healthier choices for themselves and planet earth.

Check out these apps that helps you to go green not alone  for the Earth Day, but for the rest of your life:


iRecycle is a very relevant application for the current scenario. The best part about this application is that it gives you more than 1,500,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials. It makes you responsible human beings with a foresight for a better future ahead. You can download this app from Apple iTunes 

Green Kitchen

This is an application which gives you numerous organic vegetarian recipes  that consume less energy thereby serving both you and planet earth. It’s available on iOS. You will definitely notice the difference once you start following this diet recipes.

Check Your Energy Consumption With StopWatch

With the help of this application you can measure the energy cost and usage of all electronic appliances in your home. You can definitely find out a solution for saving energy which in turn helps in reducing the frequent power-cuts in your area.

Green Genie

The Green Genie is an app with a huge database of green tips, sustainable projects and valuable resources. It’s available on iOS.

UNEP Carbon Calculator

With an increase in the emission of green house gases there is a great change in the climate and global warming is more. This app helps you to calculate how much CO2  that you are giving out when you are using your vehicle and also to save carbon. Download this application here

Green Map Lays It All Out


This app gives an account of all community movements happening all across the globe, around  800 locally led projects in 65 countries. It gives you a detailed idea of how these communities are living green.


This is an app that helps you to develop a  habit of taking down notes electronically rather than wasting paper for or Post-it notes.

One Small Act Gets the Ball Rolling

Small drops make a big ocean. This app features more than 400 ecological actions which helps you to set certain goals to do something from your part for the environment.


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Yogitha, loves to write, on just about anything. Realising her passion not too late in life, she managed to complete her Masters in Communication from Women's Christian College, Chennai. Currently, she works as a Technical Writer with Cognizant. A complete 'sitcom buff'', her current must see list has 'The Big Bang Theory' right on top!

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