Drive with Mel & Jeziel: Show and Tell
Every Wednesday Mel & Jeziel catch up on the last week and share something they’ve learned in the last 7 days for Show and Tell. Whether it be a mind-blowing moment or a small ah-uhhh moment, they bring it to the family to share what they’ve learnt.
Over the last week, Jeziel went to the cinema and watched 2040. A film that explores what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
One of the technologies this project would like to bring into the mainstream is a search engine called Ecosia.
Ecosia is a search engine kind of like Google, but kind of not. Ecosia uses all the money they earn through ads to plant trees where nature and people need them most. The Ecosia community has already planted millions of trees in Ethiopia, Brazil, Indonesia, Spain, as well as many other biodiversity hotspots.
Again unlike the usual search engines, Ecosia doesn’t save our searches, track the websites we visit, or sell our data to advertisers. If you’re not convinced, every month they publish their monthly financial reports and tree-planting receipts on their website. They also signed a legal contract that requires them to stay true to their not-for-profit cause, forever.
Thanks to the solar plant and the Ecosia forests around the world, each of our searches removes around 1 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere. Get searching family!
So what did Mel discover this week?
Just a little known extreme sport: extreme ironing!
This ‘sport’ was created in 1997 by Phil Shaw who was bored of his plain old chores. So why not make them extreme? Since it’s inception 21 years ago it’s slowly gaining popularity. Popular extreme ironing locations include steep boulders, mountain summits, and ocean floors.