On April 15 Sprint announced its newest Sprint ID pack – the Green ID pack.
With mobile content like TreeHugger.com, Earth911.com, Green America and the National Audubon Society, the Green ID pack automatically loads apps, widgets and shortcuts tailor-made for users who want to live a more environmentally sustainable life and help others to do the same. Owners of Sprint ID-capable devices like the LG Optimus S™, Samsung Epic™ 4G* and Samsung Galaxy Tab™, can load the Green ID pack onto their device in one simple click. Sprint’s newest eco-friendly phone, the Samsung Replenish™, also will offer the Green ID pack when it becomes available on May 8.
Sprint’s Green ID pack includes access to the following content on four screens – each with its own theme – which is easily accessed by swiping one’s finger to the left or right on their screen:
Green Now: The home screen for the ID pack provides the latest in green news from TreeHugger.com, Earth911.com and GreenBiz.com and direct access to video shorts from TreeHugger TV. Earth911.com’s iRecycle app also makes it easy to locate recycling drop-off sites anywhere across the country, for materials ranging from computers and compact fluorescent bulbs to paper and paint. Users can search by ZIP code or GPS.
Live Green: Want to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, but not sure where to start? The "Live Green" screen includes a widget that delivers weekly tips from Green America right to the customer’s device, a link to Saasmob's Green You app – a personal carbon footprint calculator – and shortcuts to green ideas for nearly every aspect of one’s life from TreeHugger’s “How to Go Green” index.
Shop Green: Buy sustainably and save money with the “Shop Green” screen. It includes a widget from GreenDeals.org – an eco-alternative to Groupon and Living Social that offers daily discounts on green goods and services. Users can also link to eBay Green to shop a wide selection of sustainable homproducts, eco fashion, green gadgets and more. Choose a boutique experience with EcoEtsy.com, which offers handcrafted items made from natural, sustainable, recycled and/or repurposed materials, from a team of Etsy sellers. Apps on the screen include Seasonal Harvest Lite, which shares what locally grown produce is in season, recipes and directions to nearby farmers markets, and the Light Bulb Finder, which makes it easy to switch from conventional light bulbs to energy-saving equivalents that help to lower consumers’ electricity bills.
Take Action: For those who are ready to volunteer their time and resources to help the environment, the "Take Action" screen makes it easy to access several worthy causes, including the National Audubon Society, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Green Education Foundation.
Among the many resources in the Green ID pack are two mobile apps now available to all Android users for the first time – TreeHugger from Discovery Communications and iRecycle from Earth911. The TreeHugger app offers access to green news, solutions and product information. Users can read the latest TreeHugger.com articles, check out TreeHugger’s tweets, and share content via email, Facebook or Twitter.
Earth911.com’s iRecycle app provides access to more than 800,000 recycling and disposal resources for more than 240 materials. It also streams the latest articles covering the trends and ideas in product stewardship and recycling, in both the application and an on-screen content widget. In addition to their inclusion in the Green ID pack, each app is being released into Android Market™ today. Both are available to download for free by anyone with an Android device.