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Let's All Do Our Part To Go Green

Let's All Do Our Part To Go Green

Save energy, money, and time while helping our planet. It’s easier than you think with this list of apps that help you go green.

Find the Best Ways to Recycle

Never wonder again what to recycle, where, or when. Use one of these handy apps to help you join the recycling movement.

RecycleNation

RecycleNation

Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.

RecycleNation

For those who want an app that helps determine what items can be recycled and where.

RecycleNation lets you search for recycling locations in your area, view categories to see how items can be recycled, and then obtain and share tips and facts. With 13 categories and over 2,500 items total, you will know exactly what, how, and where to recycle your materials.

Why we love it

RecycleNation makes it easy to recycle. Find out where to take your items and what exactly can be recycled.

Recyclebank

View products, use reminders, and earn rewards for recycling.

Recyclebank

Recyclebank

For those interested in earning rewards for recycling.

Recyclebank encourages the recycling movement by offering points that can be redeemed for rewards. Those rewards include deals from local or national restaurants and stores. And, so that you do not forget, the app has handy reminders to get your recyclables out to the curb. Recyclebank also offers an easy signup, product lookup, and referral program.

Why we love it

Need a little boost to get on the recycling train? Get rewarded for recycling with Recyclebank.

Track and Conserve Home Energy

Tracking your home’s energy usage can show you where to cut back and save. These terrific apps can help you do it.

Sense home energy monitor
Sense home energy monitor

Sense home energy monitor

Sense Labs, Inc.

The Sense app connects to a Sense home energy monitor or Wiser Energy monitor installed in your home’s electrical panel.

The Sense monitor analyzes changes in current and voltage one million times per second, giving you insights into your power consumption with unprecedented accuracy. It connects to your home's Wi-Fi network and then reports real-time and historical energy use to our Mobile/Web apps, so you can monitor your efficiency and home activity from anywhere.

Over time, Sense's machine learning algorithms identify unique signatures in the power use of individual devices within your home and match them against a growing database of appliances and home electronics.

To purchase a Sense monitor, visit https://sense.com

Customer support
Website: https://help.sense.com
Email: [email protected]

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JouleBug
JouleBug

JouleBug

Cleanbit Systems, Inc.

JouleBug is the easy way to make your everyday habits more sustainable, at home, work, and play. Discover how you and your friends can use resources, without using them up, with this newly designed app.

JouleBug organizes sustainability tips into Actions that you Buzz in the app when you do them in real-life. Learn more about each tip with easy-to-understand Impact Stats, Bonuses, How-To Videos, and Helpful Links. Encourage your friends by sharing how you’re making a difference and following what they’re up to in the Feed. Join local Communities for the latest sustainable news, limited-edition Actions and Badges, plus get access to local Challenges. Track your impact with your career stats and fill your Trophy Case. Save money, have fun, and be a little kinder to the planet, with JouleBug!

Features:
EARN ACHIEVEMENTS
-Master Actions by Buzzing when you do it in real-life
-You’re awarded Points with each Buzz that correlates to the impact the action has on your wallet and the environment
-Earn extra achievements called Badges when you become an expert in the field
-Learn more about each action with Stats, Videos, and Links
-Localized content helps you find sustainable initiatives near you
-Easily discover new Actions by browsing various categories or searching

BE SOCIAL
-Share what you’re Buzzing to the Feed and Facebook or Twitter
-Add Photos to any Buzz
-Join local Communities to see what’s happening near you
-Like and Comment on others’ stories
-Follow your friends or see what’s Trending for JouleBug Nation
-Compete in local and national Challenges to see who’s the greenest

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
-Career stats show you how many achievements and points you’ve earned
-Track your impact with Impact Stats
-Fill up your Trophy Case

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DTE Insight
DTE Insight

DTE Insight

DTE Energy Company

The DTE Insight app gives you the ability to see how and when you are using electricity so there are no more surprises on your energy bill. Pair the Insight app with the available Energy Bridge and you can see your electricity use in real-time. Now you can decide for yourself, in the moment, whether you want to turn something off to save energy and money or leave it on - it's up to you.

Real-Time Electricity Use
See your energy use in real-time when you pair the Insight app with the available Energy Bridge, or daily when using the app by itself.

Energy Bridge
Couple the Energy Bridge with the Insight app to unlock energy use, energy savings and monitoring tools. Free for the first six months and only 99¢ a month after that.

Set Your Budget
Set your energy budget and know if you’re on track. Insight will track your energy budget progress and can send you alerts.

Tailored Energy Advice
No more generic energy and cost savings advice. Get tips tailored to how you use your energy, so you get the energy savings advice that’s right for you.

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Direct Energy Account Manager
Direct Energy Account Manager

Direct Energy Account Manager

Direct Energy, LP

Understand Your Energy Usage and Costs with the Direct Energy App!

The Direct Energy App is your trusted, on-the-go tool that can help you buy less of what we sell. And who doesn’t want to save on energy costs? It’s time you understand your energy bill and see how you can reduce your use and save. The Direct Energy App makes it easy to manage your account and energy usage from your fingertips! You’ll be able to monitor your daily energy usage (and what that means dollars and cents wise), what appliances use the most energy, and more. Plus, you can pay your bill, renew or transfer your service, enroll in rewards, and update your account settings all from your smartphone or tablet!

GETTING STARTED IS SIMPLE:

1. Download the App. It’s free!
2. Login with the same Username and Password as your Direct Energy Online Account Manager.
3. Once you’re logged in, start exploring all the App has to offer.

MANAGE YOUR ACCOUNT:

• PAY YOUR BILL: Set up bill payments automatically from your credit card, bank debit card, or bank account. Or pay directly THROUGH the app!

• MONITOR ENERGY USAGE: With the Direct Your Energy usage insights tool, you can analyze your energy usage to make informed decisions that can help you use less energy. Compare your current usage with usage from prior days, weeks, and/or year to learn how energy is used in your home. View a breakdown of how your home products and appliances impact your electricity bill. Other features include bill estimates based on weather forecasts, usage comparison to similar homes in your area, and a home profile to help you improve your energy efficiency. [Texas Smart Meter Customers]

• RENEW YOUR SERVICE: Loving Direct Energy, but your current contract is about to expire? With the App you can easily renew your service! We’ll give you a range of available plans and rates available for your home, and you can choose the one that’s best for you.

• TRANSFER YOUR SERVICE: Are you moving to a new home? Want to bring Direct Energy with you? With the App you can set easily set up move-in and move-out dates from your smartphone or table. [Available only to Texas customers]

• SPECIAL OFFERS: The App will give you access to sign up for great products and new offers. You can also enroll in the excellent Plenti Rewards program, allowing you to earn points at one place and use them at another.

• CONTROL YOUR THERMOSTAT: Do you have a Nest Learning Thermostat in your home? The App allows you to control your thermostat and have access to all of your Nest data wherever and whenever you are.

• STAY CONNECTED: We like keeping in touch with our friends, so the Direct Energy App allows you to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, our blog, and more. This way, you’ll never miss the great tips, hints, links, and fun stuff we share each and every day.

• CONTACT US: The Direct Energy App puts you in direct contact with our friendly Customer Service representatives via phone or e-mail. We know you have questions, so we want you to get the answers you deserve.

For more information about the Direct Energy mobile app, please visit us online at www.directenergy.com/app.

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Save Time, Money and Emissions by Carpooling

Trusted carpool apps can get you on the road to going green. Share your commute and save money with these great options.

BlaBlaCar - Trusted Carpooling

BlaBlaCar - Trusted Carpooling

Comuto

BlaBlaCar - Trusted Carpooling

For those interested in a carpool app with verified members.

Find a ride, offer one, and save on travel with BlaBlaCar. You can choose a ride and agree on shared costs with members, publish your own ride and approve others to travel with you, and check out verified member profiles. Trusted carpooling is easy with BlaBlaCar.

Why we love it

Search for a ride, share costs, and get on the road to going green with BlaBlaCar.

Scoop - Carpool w/ Co-Workers

Scoop - Carpool w/ Co-Workers

Scoop Technologies, Inc

Scoop - Carpool w/ Co-Workers

For those who want a carpool app that makes matches with neighbors and coworkers.

With Scoop - Meet Your New Commute, you can share rides with others who have your same morning and evening schedule. The app seeks matches for you in your neighborhood and place of employment. Drivers go through a motor vehicle history check and payments are conveniently made within the app.

Why we love it

Scoop - Meet Your New Commute is a quick and easy way to carpool saving you time and money while helping the environment.

Shop Local to Help Even More

By just shopping local, you can save time and energy, plus give back to your community at the same time. These apps give you awesome nearby deals.

Lower Your Bills With Thermostat Apps

For an easy and convenient way to go green, use an app that connects with your automated thermostat. These apps can not only help your bills, but let you control your home temperature from anywhere.

Honeywell Home

Simplify home comfort, security, and awareness by controlling connected home products with this app.

Honeywell Home

Honeywell Home

For those looking for a smarter more comfortable home.

The Honeywell Lyric App has simple to use scheduling, with 8 daily setpoints all customizable across every day of the week. Smart alerts help ensure on-time maintenance for ideal system operation or will let you know of extreme temperatures or humidity levels in your home. You can calculate energy savings and control your Lyric Round thermostat anywhere by iPhone, iPad device.

Why we love it

It's the simplest, most intelligent way to control your home temperature.

Nest

Control your Nest Thermostat from your hand.

Nest

Nest

For those looking to save energy and adjust the temperature of their home from anywhere.

Nest uses sensors, algorithms and the location of your phone to do the right thing automatically, like turning off the heat and turning on the camera when you leave. And everyone at home can get notifications and control the Nest products they need with their own Nest Account.

Why we love it

The Nest thermostat is smarter than our old one and way easier to program. It's also built to save on our energy bills, and a standard unit doesn't care one way or another about that. It combines intelligence, usefulness, and just plain good looks to keep us comfortable, so what's not to like?