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It’s World Environment Day! Here’s one of the easiest ways to help the Earth.

There wasn’t a Eco-Friday post yesterday and there might not be for a while. I got a new internship at a café this week and it’s pretty hectic Monday through Friday. In the near future, I’ll probably only post on weekends. Then maybe more often, depending on what happens.

I’ll still be posting about environment issues regularly and today in particular I’d like to bring attention to the fact that it’s World Environment Day!

This special day was founded by the UN as a way to bring awareness to environmental issue and to encourage activism and action for our planet. Today is a good day to ponder about what you as an individual can do to help our common home. It could be reducing your meat consumption, making an habit of buying used things rather than new ones, take the train instead of the plane etc. Not everyone can do everything but everyone can do something.

One problem when getting involved in helping the environment is that it can be hard to find the time. People have jobs, families and diverse obligations that might mean they don’t exactly have the time or energy to do things like go to protests, join activist groups and write petitions. This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot this work week, where I haven’t had the opportunity to do much except work, eat, sleep and write.

But luckily, there are a number of easy and non time consuming ways that you can do something for the Earth. Today, I’d like to share one of my favourites: using an eco-positive search engine.

Almost all of us use search engines on a regular basis. Whether it’s to look up phone numbers, research topics of interest or just double check the spelling of words, it’s not uncommon to use these websites several times a day. What if I told you, that each time you do you could make a positive impact on the environment? That is possible with Ecosia and OceanHero.

Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees. All revenue is used in tree planting projects. Ecosia users have collectively planted over 127 million trees since the website was launched.

For some a tree is also a home

OceanHero is another search engine with a positive impact on the Earth. With each search, you help prevent plastic from ending up in the seas and oceans.

The sea is for sea life, not plastic bottles

I’ve used both of these websites and they work just as well as Google. Try them out and see what you think 😊

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