first_img  366 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 Tagged with: environment Search Technology Search engine plants 40 million trees Melanie May | 31 October 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20center_img  365 total views,  3 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. A search engine that uses its profits to plant trees has now planted 40 million, with the aim of reaching 50 million by 2019.Ecosia.org shows ads next to the search results, both of which are powered by Bing, and uses at least 80% of the profits it generates through ad revenue to support reforestation projects. Ecosia can be used on most devices and has browser extensions for all major browsers, such as Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. However it can also be manually added to smaller browsers, and there is also an iOS app, an Android app, and a Windows phone app for mobile devices. A counter in the corner of the search engine shows how users are contributing to the planting of a new tree through their searches. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Ecosia says it is the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine. A certified B Corporation, it has planted 40 million trees across 19 planting sites worldwide, including Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Indonesia and Peru. It is also what is known as a steward-owned company, which means shares cannot be sold at a profit or owned by people outside of the company, and no profits can be taken out of the company.In October, Ecosia also made an unsolicited one million euro offer to save the last remaining stretch of the 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest in Germany. A regional court has temporarily halted German energy company RWE’s plans to demolish the Forest for the expansion of the country’s largest coal surface mine, but RWE has formally rejected the offer, refusing so far to enter into any further negotiations.  Ecosia’s CEO and Co-founder, Christian Kroll, said users had been vocal on the topic of finding a way to permanently save the Hambach Forest. “We are offering one million euros to RWE to take the fate of this 12,000 year old forest out of limbo land. With their ability to mine for lignite under the remaining stretch of the forest in question, we ask RWE to consider this offer.”The offer was to remain open until the end of this month, with Ecosia also considering making a second offer. Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleSSE Airtricity League 2015 launchedNext articleO’Connell to lead Ireland against England Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin NewsLocal NewsLimerick schools asked to raise €200 for families of sick childrenBy Alan Jacques – February 27, 2015 659 Twittercenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK pantomime star Leanne Moore is urging local schools to raise €200 each to support Cliona’s Foundation in assisting struggling families with the non-medical costs associated with looking after a critically or terminally ill child.The Limerick-based charity provides financial support to families of critically ill children and this Lent it is focused on helping families who do not know how they are going to afford their child’s medical treatment.Funding provided to families is not to be used to pay for medical care and instead helps to tackle “hidden” costs, including accommodation, food, petrol and other miscellaneous expenses incurred by families who must take sick children to hospitals or other medical facilities for frequent treatments.Costs can quickly mount for families with it costing up to €200 a day to bring a sick child for treatment in Dublin from Limerick. Often families have to take their children to hospital on a regular basis and these costs quickly rise.Leanne Moore,who is an ambassador for Cliona’s Foundation, said she was happy to get involved with the charity’s Lenten campaign.“I’ve been very lucky in life and now would like to give something back to help others,” she explained.“I really hope that the schools will come together to help, €200 a day quickly adds up and can be crippling to families,” she said.A single mother who lives quite a distance from a hospital, said she often cannot afford to get the train to see her daughter Sarah when she is in long-term care.“I found myself blindsided by all these unexpected bills and fees and had to carry on with my job in order to afford them. The balance between the emotional stress of Sarah’s illness and the financial stress caused by it is often unbearable,” she revealed.Brendan Ring of Cliona’s Foundation pointed out that there are hundreds of families in Ireland in a similar situation and they need help.“When a family has a sick child they should not have to struggle under the additional stress of worrying whether or not they can pay their bills,” he insists.For more details on the schools Lenten campaign log onto www.clionasfoundation.ie. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp TAGSCliona’s FoundationLeanne Moorelimerick Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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first_img Previous articlePlans for wind farm in Ardara rejectedNext articleLetterkenny Institute of Technology New Entrant Sports Scholarships. admin Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today The President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology says while funding remains an issue for the college, there is no reason for anyone to be concerned and there is no question of services being compromised.Paul Hannigan was speaking after the CEO of the Higher Education Authority Tom Boland told the Public Accounts Committee that five Institutes of Technology, including Letterkenny, were financially vulnerable.Mr Hannigan says the financial pressure on the college has been there for several years, priompting the debate over the future of the Killybegs campus.He says LYIT continues to make a vital contribution to Donegal and the North West, despite a significant fall in the level of government funding.That, he says, is the key problem:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/paulh1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – September 25, 2015 Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Funding still an issue for Letterkenny Institute of Technology NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterestlast_img read more

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