These days, everybody is trying to do their part to be more eco-friendly. While technology has in many ways been seen as the enemy, in other ways it’s actually making it easier to live “green.” The influx of hybrid cars is just one example or the merging of technology with green thinking. Eco-minded smartphone apps are yet another. Here are four of the best eco-friendly apps engineered to help you become more conscious of the environment.
Cost: 99 cents
The BGT Eco app by BerryGoodThemes offers a striking smartphone theme for brightening up your phone. Connect with the positive energy of the vibrant spring and summer months any time of year. This theme retains the sliding panel design of your device while providing cheery, attractive flowered wallpaper looks. Crisp, white icons along with cool green highlights further enhance the design. You’ll also enjoy custom-made menus, banners, buttons, minimal file size, a wallpaper-friendly home screen and your choice of cursor. BGT Eco is quick, responsive, attractive and user-friendly — a great addition to your BlackBerry.
A simple but direct note taking app to help you to streamline your life in an environmentally friendly way. You’ll contribute to saving multiple trees by reducing your output of paper waste. EcoNotes allows you to preserve your random musings digitally, without paper. Simple steps like these all add up to a big environmental impact. Cool cell phones deserve cool apps, and with a price of free, this one’s hard to pass up.
Eco Theology is a comprehensive resource book that highlights and evaluates contemporary eco-theologies. Care for the environment has emerged and intensified in recent decades and it now seems to dominate much of our culture and political landscape. Religious environmentalism adds to the debate, seeking to examine cultural malaise as well as a potential solution for today’s environmental issues.
Author Celia Deane-Drummond offers a comprehensive resource in her book “Eco Theology” for this ever-growing field of inquiry. The book evaluates the merits and pitfalls of contemporary schools of thought and eco-theologies. The author introduces the reader to the most critical debates currently raging within eco-theology, following the trends that have sprung up around the world as well as the top contemporary theological responses. She encourages analysis and reflection in the reader via continued study using sections she has added at the end of each chapter and posing discussion questions throughout. Eco Theology is a full-length, digitized quality e-book. The BlackBerry version is packaged with a user-friendly, functional reader so you can just download and begin reading right away.
With the Eco app, you’ll be able to learn simple tips for saving the planet by making small changes in your life. The Eco app appreciates your input as well — they encourage users to write reviews and contribute their own helpful tips, which could be featured in the next Eco app software update. Eco encourages everyone to remember that this planet is our responsibility; it’s up to us to treat it well and make it the best it can be. Getting tips and advice from the free Eco app can make living green even easier.
If everyone does their part, our planet could be in much better shape. Downloading eco-minded apps and using them consciously is just one way to contribute through technology.