Monday, April 28, 2014

Eco-Friendly Apps and iPad Air Review - #HelloBetter

I received compensation and product for this post from U.S. Cellular. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

U.S. Cellular encouraged people to recycle their old electronic devices and is providing incentives to do so.  Customers can get up to $250 when they trade in qualified smartphones - including Apple iPhones - at U.S. Cellular retail locations through the company's Trade-In Program.  By participating you'll be doing something good for the environment - every phone that isn't refurbished will be recycled.

Earth day may have come and gone but that doesn't mean we should stop being "green". It's important for us to think of our Earth and how we can protect it year-round. U.S. Cellular offers the following tips, apps and websites that will help people beco
me more eco-friendly: 

Have fun (and get rewarded) by going greener. provides actionable tips and advice to become more environmentally conscious. Plus, users get rewarded with points (redeemable for grocery discounts, gift cards, etc.) by being green (recycling, using less water, etc.).
The fun JouleBug app also provides valuable information about going green, and users can earn badges and compete with others to be the most eco-friendly. JouleBug claims taht users who follow their tips will save an average of $200 per year - which can make your wallet greener as well.

Recycle more easily.
The 1800Recycling app identifies nearby recycling locations based on ZIP code, and provides directions to the recycling cents and lists which materials they'll take.

Share your treasures.
The Freecycle app allows people to give away their unwanted but reusable stuff to people in their local community who can use the items. Post items to give away or make requests for items on this convenient app.

Shop greener.
Have you ever wished there was a good guide that helped determine which products were safe, healthy and environmentally friendly? Meet the GoodGuide app, which allows users to scan products' barcodes on their smartph one to access science-based ratings and scores based on these criteria. Information on more than 170,000 items is available, broken down into different categories such as food, cleaning products and baby items.

Speaking of eco-friendly apps, I've downloaded a couple of them on my new iPad Air.  The Freecycle app has given me the opportunity to get rid of items I no longer use and I've even obtained a couple items from local people that I was in need of.  The iPad Air allows me to download a variety of apps.  Some are for fun, some give lifestyle tips, and others help me with business.  I'm sure there's still I have to learn about my iPad Air, but it's so nice to have a tablet that is convenient and easy to use.  It only weighs one pound but does a lot.  It has high picture and graphic quality and up to ten hours of battery life.  Wi-fi connection is quick and, although I've downloaded extra apps, it comes readily available with useful apps.  With the iPad Air, I have everything I need at my fingertips and it's easy to use.  If you're in the market for a reliable tablet, I recommend iPad Air.

What steps or actions have you taken towards becoming "green"?  Which of the eco-friendly apps sound most interesting to you?  What features do you like best about the iPad Air?


Theresa Mahoney said...

You have to love a company who encourages us all to live a greener lifestyle! I love my iPad Air. It is so lightweight, it's easy to tote around anywhere!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I would love an Air I have an Ipad 1 and 4. The air would be nice.