[NetBehaviour] Ecosia

Edward Picot julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 21:00:09 CET 2019

Dear all,

Via an RCGP (Royal College of General Physicians) toolkit on how to make 
medicine more environmentally friendly, I just came across a search 
engine called Ecosia. The RCGP recommends that we (meaning everyone in 
primary care, ie. all doctors' surgeries in the UK) should set Ecosia 
instead of Google as the default search engine on whatever browser we 
happen to use, because the money Ecosia makes from advertising is all 
put towards reforestation schemes.

I've spent part of the day changing the browsers in our surgery so 
they've now all got Ecosia as the default search engine. You've probably 
all heard about this initiative already, but I'd never come across it 
before. I've been browsing their website and they do seem to be doing 
genuine good work. So, I thought I'd pass on the information.


PS - very interesting debate about AI in music, sparked by Simon Mclennan!

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