Green is the New Black

April 22, 2015

As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, we remember the original mission of the movement—to celebrate and protect the planet’s natural resources as well as raise awareness about pollution.

Three years after the first Earth Day was celebrated, the first mobile call was placed. At the time, then-Motorola employee Martin Cooper had no idea how much wireless services would positively impact the environment.

Thanks to innovation and mobile connectivity, green tech and mobile apps have become instrumental in reducing our carbon footprint. It is up to us to continue to use our mobile tools to reduce pollution. Start today by recycling your old wireless devices! According to E-Cycle, every 42 mobile phones recycled saves enough energy to power an average household for an entire year.

Here are some other mobile apps to help you reduce your carbon footprint.