In this age of instant and constant connectivity, think of how many internet searches you perform on a daily basis, as trivial as they might be. What if you could actively be helping the environment across the globe by simply typing a few words and clicking ‘SEARCH’?
Ecosia explains that ‘there’s hardly a place more vulnerable to climate change than northern Burkina Faso. Planting trees there restores desertified land, curbs violent conflict by creating employment, improves nutrition through agroforestry, and encourages communities to take charge of their future.’
Another project is shaking things up in Senegal, proving that trees and agriculture can coexist by helping smallholder farmers plant Forest Gardens. In a Forest Garden, different tree species – each playing a specific role – grow alongside a great variety of fruits and vegetables. Human lives improve as a result, because Forest Gardens produce more, and more diverse, food than monocultures. They also increase people’s income by a staggering average of 400%. Monocultures are a colonial legacy in Senegal, and Forest Gardens help farmers adapt to climate change. This project is, in other words, a matter of climate justice, Ecosia claims.
We encourage you to use their website to search so you can too, be an actor of change.
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