12. Oct, 2019

Any idea, what ECOSIA is?

ECOSIA, a German startup from Berlin, is basically a search engine that is planting trees instead of paying a dividend to share holders, see  https://www.ecosia.org/. On average you need around 45 searches to plant a new tree!

Is this serious? I think so, but you can check their monthly financial reports at  https://blog.ecosia.org/ecosia-financial-reports-tree-planting-receipts/ and read this article with some insights for example - An Unbiased Review of Ecosia  https://www.patharoundtheworld.com/ecosia-review/.

I did switch my standard search engine and startup page (in Google Chrome and Firefox) to ECOSIA today, just an easy change and small step, but when everybody is doing it, could make a big difference 😎. Check it out and give it a try.  

Alternative is always to donate some money directly to plant trees at  https://onetreeplanted.org/.

A colleague of mine came up with the ECOSIA idea this week, when Vodafone Germany started Mission Green https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/wir-fahren-die-emissionen-runter-damit-es-f%C3%BCr-den-geht-ametsreiter/ as part of our new Purpose Lead strategy -- “Vodafone’s purpose is to connect for a better future and is supported by our commitment to improve one billion lives through an inclusive digital society while halving our environmental impact by 2025.” See more Energy innovation details at  https://www.vodafone.com/content/dam/vodcom/sustainability/pdfs/sustainablebusiness2019.pdf#page=25 

And tomorrow at 01.00 PM the admission starts for TEDxKoenigsallee 2019 - Outside the Bubble https://tedxkoenigsallee.de/speakers/ in the famous Tonhalle Duesseldorf (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7d/Tonhalle_D%C3%BCsseldorf.jpg/1200px-Tonhalle_D%C3%BCsseldorf.jpg). Will keep you posted and summarize.

We worry about appearing awkward in a presentation. But up to a point, most people seem to feel more comfortable with less-than-perfect speaking abilities. It makes the speaker more human - and more vulnerable, meaning he is less likely to attack our decisions or beliefs. --John P. Kotter, American - Educator Born: February 25, 1947,   https://www.kotterinc.com/8-steps-process-for-leading-change/