Reduce Carbon Footprint By Just Knowing It

Green Blizzard’s monthly Green App Selection for February 2011 is the Green Calculator by Cellmania. You can reduce your carbon footprint by just knowing it!

We’ve been looking to review a carbon calculator app for some time now but have found that most of these online carbon calculator apps still fall well short of what we consider to be relatively useful.  We were hoping to review a robust, really awesome iPhone app calculator, but could not find one.  Any suggestions?

Green Calculator just barely cuts the mustard and has a few noteworthy points – it’s a good start at least.

This app comes in two flavors at the Apple App Store: Lite – A Practical Guide – Free  and Regular – Baseline Calculator and Tips  – $1.99

We evaluated both versions.

Green Calculator Lite: A Practical Guide isn’t really a calculator but rather a collection of green living tips.  Basically these are tips and highlights of the more in-depth insights you’ll find throughout Green Blizzard.

You get what you pay for and its worth about ten minutes of your reading time and can be useful to have on hand in the future.  This version’s clear mission is to encourage you to spend $1.99 for the calculator functionality.

Green Calculator: The primary CO2 generating aspects of your life are taken into account: your home, driving habits, and flights.   Data entry is rewarded with a slick sound effect – honestly probably the best part.   You can see how many tons of CO2 your lifestyle is emitting, but not much beyond that insight. Save your money.

Bottom-line. If you’re in the market for a carbon calculator app, this will probably serve you well until a more robust, slicker app comes out.   Otherwise, save your money and do your calculations free online.

Check out the other Green iphone Monthly Apps reviews and the Green Blizzard Store for recommended green reading.

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About the author

Keith Blizzard

A life-long environmentalist, Keith set out on the never ending journey of adjusting his lifestyle to a more sustainable one, with a goal of annually shrinking his carbon footprint. When he looked around for a dependable source of meaningful carbon footprint reduction ideas, it was pretty lame - so he launched Green Blizzard loaded with eco-friendly lifestyle tweaks. When he's not managing Green Blizzard, you'll find him on the trails around Mid Coast Maine with his trusty trail companion mutt, Moose.