Apps, Games, and Resources

Apps

A new addition to the SGW ways to go green! These are just a few of the many that we liked — send us your green apps, too!

BrainCafeGeoQuizBrain Cafe Geoquiz  FREE

Test your knowledge of the planet Earth and all its wonders. User-friendly, touch-sensitive interface, GeoQuiz makes learning fun and easy.

 

GoodGuide GoodGuide  FREE

Safe, healthy, green & ethical product reviews based on scientific ratings of over 250,000 products on their site, to help you find what you’re looking for. GoodGuide scientists rate products on a 0 – 10 scale for their health, environment, and social impact.

 

GreenGenie Green Genie  $0.99

More than 100 green projects to tackle, like bringing your own grocery bags when you go shopping or reducing your company’s paper usage. It also includes a glossary of green terms and lists recommended websites and green organizations. The plastics directory helps you understand what the number 5 on your yogurt container means, and why it may not be recyclable in your area!

 

iRecycle iRecycle  FREE

Helps you find local, convenient recycling locations in your area. Start by choosing the item you want to recycle, such as batteries or electronics and you are given a list of options. It provides access to more than 1,500,000 ways to recycle over 350 materials! For iOS and Android cell phones. Developed by Earth911.

 

Locavore Locavore  FREE

The easiest way to find local, in-season food. Pinpoint nearby farmers’ markets & farms that sell the products you love. Discover seasonal recipes. Share it all on Facebook.

 

PaperKarma PaperKarma  FREE

PaperKarma helps you get rid of Junk Mail and save the Earth at the same time!  Simply take snapshots of your paper junk mail, press Send and voila… you’ll be unsubscribed from the sender automatically.    PaperKarma handles magazines, catalogs, flyers, credit card offers, white / yellow pages, local advertisers and more.

 

SolarChecker SolarChecker  FREE

For solar installers and consumers looking for a simple-to-use, yet powerful, portable solar site analysis tool. This application provides users with a quick way of finding out how much energy—and revenue–a solar power system could produce at virtually any given location.

 

unep-carbon-calculator-102-l-124x124 UNEP Carbon Calculator  FREE

Enables you to calculate habitat area needed to bind used carbon from your travel by car, train or plane. Read about how you can make a difference and learn about each ecosystem. From the United Nations Environment Programme: available online in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

 

zipcar Zipcar  FREE

Download the Zipcar App for free at the App Store℠ and you can view available Zipcars on a map or in a list, reserve a Zipcar any time  24/7, honk the horn to find your Zipcar, unlock and lock the doors after scanning your Zipcard!

Games

All of these games were tested and rated as “green fun” by our SGW’s and friends, ages 4 and up. You can find more sites with games and activities on our Links and Resources Page! Do you have a favorite green game that we should add to this page? Send your ideas and link to [email protected].

Resources

These are some of the websites that we find useful and informative – we and our friends from age 4 and up tested these and many more. Send us your favorites to add! Visit our Games page for other educational activities.

EEK! Environmental Education for KidsWisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This electronic magazine is for kids in grades 4-8. Surf around and learn more about the great outdoors.

Energy Kid’s Page – Information, games & activities about energy for kids and teachers from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Includes famous people, energy sources, history of energy, calculators and more.

Energy Star Kids – Your planet needs you: find out why and how you can make big changes! Includes The Quickest Ever Slideshow on Global Warming (with dinosaurs!), the Lorax, fun facts and information for parents and teachers.

EPA Recycle City – Take a trip to Recycle City!There’s lots to do there – people and places to visit and plenty of ways to explore how the city’s residents recycle, reduce, and reuse waste.

Happy Earth Day – Downloadable PDF booklet from the US Environmental Protection Agency includes coloring and activites.

Kids Do Ecology – This site is designed to help you discover ecology!  Ecology is the study of organisms and their relationship with their surroundings.

Kids for Saving Earth – Kids for Saving Earth provides free environmental education curriculum by mail and online. Conservation, endangered species, rainforests, forests, toxic waste sites, health issues, and many more ecological concerns are covered on this website. Earth day should be every day!

NIEHS Kids’ Pages

Coloring pages, sing-along songs (and name-that-tune), corny jokes, games and activities.

(National Institutes of Health Department of Health & Human Services)

NRDC’s Green Squad – Get ready to have some fun, learn about the environment and find out what a healthy school is all about.

Planet Pals: Newton designer Judith Gorgone has a complete list of Earth Day activities, teaching aids, earth science and history on Planetpals for grown-ups and kids!

Recycle Zone
Activities and information on this site from Wastewatch. Also includes resources for teachers, and fun quizzes, songs and games.