Green Home Guide roundup: Apps for a greener world

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Green homes, green living, a more sustainable world: is there an app for that? It turns out there are several. Here are just a few of them:

  • The Silent Spring Institute created an app called Detox Me, an interactive guide to finding and reducing toxic chemicals. It gives details about toxins such as flame retardants in furniture and kids' pajamas, BPA in food and parabens in personal care products and offers simple tools for choosing products to buy, making DIY recipes and taking further action.
  • Apple and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are partnering on the Apps for Earth campaign. Through April 24, WWF will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from 27 participating apps in the App Store. These apps feature new content celebrating WWF’s global conservation work in forests, oceans, fresh water, wildlife, food and climate.
  • In's About Home article "Find a Good Green App," you can browse a bunch of apps that cover choosing energy-efficient light bulbs, making sustainable seafood choices, tracking your car's fuel consumption, locating farmers' markets in your neighborhood and more. 

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