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Green apps are coming out of the woodwork!

2013 January 7

Ring in the new year with a green app! My Green Apps launched last month with over 100 apps and we’ve added 31 more apps based on your suggestions – thanks! You can check out the list of green apps here.

For your convenience, here are the apps people suggested recently (they’re not from EPA): is an online mapping and social networking platform designed to maximize the impact of community voices on city planning and strengthen ties between organizations and activists working to build greener, more sustainable cities. On the web at is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world air measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap. On Android at

Recargo is a website and app for Plug-In Vehicles. Find electric vehicle charging stations, search for food and activities on your trip with Yelp, and stay connected with the community and news from For Android and iPhone at.

Lexicon of Groundwater and Water Well Terms is a useful tool for students studying hydrology, hydrogeology, or other environmental fields as well as those already working in groundwater-related professions. On iTunes at

Water1der is an educational trivia based game about groundwater, pollution prevention, irrigation, the water cycle, aquifers, and more. The game uses features of smartphones, like “spinning” a wheel to select a question and using drag and drop to label an aquifer. For Android and iPhone at

Spare the Air shows the daily air quality forecast for the five regions in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. On iTunes at

Wateropolis is a water treatment app that has field conversions, calculations and look up information that is hard to find in one place. For iPhone at

A few requests:

  • Please tell us what apps you want developers to make. Click on the “I Like” icon for an idea you like. Then we’ll tell developers what you want so they can make the apps.
  • Suggest more green apps that are already out there.
  • Share the site with your friends.

H-appy new year!

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