Search with Ecosia, Save the World

27 years ago, Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal, developed Archie, the very first search engine. That was just the beginning. Somewhere along the way, a symbiotic relationship developed between these continually developing search engines, advertisers, and users which has blossomed into something like we've never seen before. Search engines, marketing, and the lives of [...]

I Picked Up Nearly 500 Pounds of Litter in 1 Month. Its Contents Revealed an Eerie Truth.

On April 1st, I hosted a neighborhood clean-up, though the hosting bit was rather difficult considering that I was the only attendee. The schedule was set for two hours on the nicest Saturday of 2017, so far. 60 degrees, sunny, without a cloud in sight. I don't blame people for not showing up. In fact, [...]

I Organized a Neighborhood Clean-Up and Here’s What Happened

Spring is finally here. The earth thaws and plants awaken. Life returns as the snow melts to reveal...actual tons of garbage. I haven't quite figured out what it is yet. Is the garbage flood of spring because people litter more in the winter because snow is likely to cover their tracks, or is it merely [...]

Help Stop the Relentless Wolf Killing in Idaho

The organization Defenders of Wildlife has a trending petition on Change.org asking Secretary Tom Vilsack of the USDA to help end unnecessary wolf killing in Idaho. From the petition: "Wildlife Services has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Idaho Governor Butch Otter’s Wolf Depredation Control Board to help carry out the state’s relentless wolf [...]