Reinvent Green, the hackathon spearheaded by NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg, came and went this past weekend, but voting for the people’s choice award is open and happening here. We first covered the event back in April, and now its time to pick from the top five apps for the popular choice award.
Check out the choices below, ordered by their current number of votes, and then head on over to NYC’s Facebook page to vote!
1. Best App for Recycling: GreenCan
Use a GreenCan not a Trash Can. GreenCan will let users locate their nearest public recycling trash can, provide information for recycling organics and electronics and provide valuable feedback back to NYC for future recycling can placement. Creators: Sarah Azpeitia, Jason Pearson, Matt Pestritto, Margaret Plaisted
2. Best App for Transportation: Bike Pooling
Think of car pooling but for bikes. Find people who commute on the same path as you and start riding with them every mornings/evenings. Making biking in the city safer and convert more people to bike commuting and make new friends! Creators: Marine Boudeau, Lori Hoffman, Isaac Lewis, George Magiros, Yannell Rodriguez
3. Best App for Parks and Public Spaces: FreshFixNYC
Enabling New Yorkers to have better and easier access to the Farmer’s Markets. Find fresh products from local farmers markets in NYC: Easy access to fresh and affordable products! Connect with green farmers: Building sustainable relationship with local farmers and NYC community! Become a green citizen: Enriching lifestyle by adopting more sustainable practices and inspiring your community! Creators: Yan Krasny, Annie Lee, Pavel Riger, Jonathan Serrano, Dong Ik (D.I) Shin
4. Best App for City Crowdsourcing: ReBounty
One person’s trash is another’s treasure. ReBounty is an easy way to find and list curb alerts in an effort to reduce the amount of unwanted waste that is thrown out in urban areas every year. You can submit bounty by email, through the web, or through the iPhone app. You can also set up alerts to be notified when items you are looking for are posted near you. Creators: Sean Auriti, Peter Gerber, Johanna Levy, Lydia White
5. Judges Pick: Green, Greener, Greenest!
Competition between each neighborhood as to who is the greenest! A filterable league table of green data, showing what each neighborhood is strong at in terms of oil & energy consumption, trees planted, and many other metrics that can be added. Shows what the neighborhood should do to beat the one above it in the league table! Creators: Anton Granik and Matthew Ruttley
Public voting for the popular choice award is open until July 15th, so check out the link below and share your thoughts with us in the comments. The winning app will receive an additional $1,010.10 and a month of “Cleanweb Commercial Acceleration Mentorship.”
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