Plant Trees for Earth Day 2021 by Using ‘Ecosia’

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Ecosia is a non-profit search engine that plants a tree for every 45 searches. So far it has now planted over 120 million trees across 9,000 planting sites worldwide. The current rate is a new tree planted every 1.3 seconds.  Ecosia makes advertising revenue like other search engines, but it takes 80-100% of that to reinvest into its tree planting projects around the world. It’s also a private engine, as it does not permanently store users’ searches and they are deleted after a week. Ecosia does not sell any user data to advertisers, all searches are encrypted and it doesn’t use any external tracking tools. And with iOS 14.3, Apple users can choose Ecosia as their main search engine in Settings > Safari > Search Engine.

Plant Trees for Earth Day 2021 by Using ‘Ecosia’

16 Books to Read for Celebrating Earth Day 2021

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Reading app Libby has rounded up the best 16 books to read for celebrating Earth Day 2021. These books focus on topics like climate change, environmentalism, and activism and can be borrowed for free from your local library. Books include The Hidden Life of Trees (decent read), The OverstoryThe Invention of Nature (been on my list for months), Losing Earth, WaldenHow to Give Up Plastic, and many others. Speaking of nature books, a couple of my own favorites include The Wild Trees by Richard Preston, The Songs of Trees by David George Haskell, and What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz.

16 Books to Read for Celebrating Earth Day 2021

Get Eco-Friendly Phone Cases With Casetify Conscious Collection

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

The new CASETIFY CONSCIOUS collection offers eco-friendly phone cases that you can compost. Coming in a variety of colors and designs, they’re made with bamboo, corn starch, and pellet material so the case will safely break down into carbon dioxide, water and other natural minerals after 180 days. These eco-friendly phone cases are US$45.

Get Eco-Friendly Phone Cases With Casetify Conscious Collection

Apple Conserves a Forest in Colombia

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple partnered with Conservation International to protect and restore a 27,000-acre mangrove forest in Cispatá Bay.

Know Your Carbon Footprint With Carbon

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Everything we do has an effect on the planet. Research shows that we’re causing devastating damage to the planet by releasing extravagant amounts of CO2 gas into the atmosphere. The only way to jump-start the solution is to take matters into your own hands. The aim is to inform and inspire people to minimize the carbon emissions caused by their energy use. You might not see it, but thousands of pounds of CO2 are being released into the air when you use energy in your home, or drive your car to work every day. The algorithm asks you some questions about your energy lifestyle and gives you a unique carbon footprint score. It determines which power plants your energy comes from and identifies how much CO2 they produce. It also knows how much CO2 your car produces, so it tallies those up to give you a good idea of how much CO2 your energy use produces. App Store: Free

Know Your Carbon Footprint With Carbon

Tim Cook Reminds Us Apple Is Making Earth Day Donations for Recycled Devices

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple logo as a green planet

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a reminder that his company is making Earth Day donations for every device handed in to the company’s recycle program. Apple announced earlier this week that it would donate to conservation efforts for devices turned in for recycling through April 30th. Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22nd (i.e. this weekend).