Sure, we should be thinking about planting and recycling this week, and we are. But we can kick it new-school, too, and go green in a high-tech way. Here are a few apps that will help you save money and the environment.
Going too fast? Turning on a dime? Braking too hard? All these things can severely impact your gas mileage, according to the AAA. But if those are your driving habits, chances are you're not even realizing you're engaging in them. Download The Green Gas Saver, and your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad will sound an alarm so you'll become aware of your gas-guzzling behavior, and it'll even assign a long-term score for you so you can track your improvement -- or lack thereof. Free.
Looking for local farmer's markets? You should be checking ExploreLI, but if you're on the go and that isn't practical, Locavore provides a mobile guide for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users that will notify you of any changes or updates. It has tips for growing your own, too. $2.99.
iRecycle from Earth911 is the country's largest recycling center directory, listing some 800,000 locations for recycling or disposing of specific items for iPhone and Android users. Search by ZIP code or city, or use GPS to find the nearest center and its hours. Free.