Did you resolve to live a greener, healthier life in 2017? Just a few small adjustments to your lifestyle can have a big impact on the environment. Living in one of UDR’s sustainable apartment communities is the first step. Armed with the right technological tools, it’s easy to take even more steps toward green living. Here are three of our favorite green living apps that help you know where to dispose of all that junk you uncover during spring cleaning, decide what to eat and conserve water.
Using this free app at home or on the road is simple. All you have to do is tap the icon of the item(s) you want to dispose of and it finds the nearest facility from the Earth911 database based on your current location. So before you toss those empty paint cans or dead batteries in the dumpster, take a second to consult iRecycle. It also features informational articles to answer your green living questions.
You may already shop at a grocery store that posts the HowGood score right next to the price on the shelf. If not, use this app to determine which foods to fill your fridge with. It uses a complex evaluation system to rate upwards of 100,000 products based on their ingredients, manufacturing process and environmental sustainability, to name just a few indicators.
Do you know how much water you use daily? Probably not. Through a series of quizzes, this app calculates your water usage and determines areas where you can conserve the precious resource. It may be something as simple as swapping out your shower head, or something that will take a little more effort.