Ecosia is like any other search engine, with one major difference: they use their profits to plant trees.
DECEMBER 2009: Ecosia is born. Christian founded Ecosia.org after a trip around the world helped him understand the problems of deforestation.
2009 – 2011: People’s choice. Ecosia won several awards for its clever concept and speedy growth in Europe and beyond.
APRIL 2014: First German B Corp. Ecosia was the first German company to become a B Corporation thanks to its social business model.
APRIL 2018: 25 million trees. A planting milestone! That same year, Ecosia also builds its own solar energy plant to power every search.
They plant trees where they’re needed most, their trees benefit people, the environment and local economies. They also publish their monthly financial reports so that we see exactly where the income from our search goes.
Visit ecosia.org and add the extension to your web browser to start making an impact!
Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, two avid surfers, decided to quit their jobs to create a “Seabin” that would collect trash, oil, fuel and detergents.
The Seabin is a floating rubbish bin that is located in the water at marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports.
The Seabin moves up and down with the range of tide collecting all floating rubbish. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 LPH (litres per hour), plugged directly into 110/220 V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag to be disposed of properly.
Seabins can skim unsightly surface oils and pollutants. This location shared from @seabin_project had a boat with a fuel leak problem in the marina. Seabins are fitted with oil absorbing pads and it cleaned up the spill in no time.
Who knows what impact this technology could have in helping clean our ports and harbors! Visit their site to get a quote for single or multiple V5 Seabin units at http://seabinproject.com/pre-sales/
Above is a video on the fundamentals of permaculture via (Permaculture Fundamentals 101).
Take a look a what permaculture means to our species as we make our footprint on the earth.
A quick dive in, permaculture is:
A “holistic design” system for creating sustainable human settlements, food productions systems as well as preserving and extending natural ecosystems.
It is a movement concerned with sustainable, environmentally sound land use, and the building of stable communities through the harmonious interrelationship of humans, plants, animals and the Earth.
Here are the 3 Ethics of Permaculture:
Care of the Earth: Taking care of the planet that sustains and nourishes us. The earth gives us what we need. In turn, we need to treat it with consideration and respect.
Care of People: Meeting people’s needs so that they can enjoy a good quality of life, fulfill their potential and without damaging the planet.
Share the Surplus: Originally “set limits to population and consumption,” now refined and reworded. Don’t use more than you need or what the planet’s systems can sustain. This includes the philosophy of reduce, reuse, recycle.
Food For Thought:
How would permaculture benefit from looking at modern technologies which are not only ecologically conscious (biodegradable items, vertical farming etc.) but also those involved in conservation and restoration (cleaning drones and magnetics) as well as the earth’s fundamental capabilities to sustain and revive (meal worms, mushrooms, lichen etc.)?