This year, April 22 is Earth Day, meaning organisations and companies alike eagerly present us with some small tips which we can use to help protect our home planet. It seems like Google has decided to start celebrating this occasion a little early.
In a post on the company's official blog, Kate Brandt, Google's Lead for Sustainability, points out that when using Search, you will be presented with a series of quick steps you can take in order to reduce your environmental impact.
Moreover, if you search for a query such as "earth day" or similar, Brandt pointed out you will be presented with a carrousel of posts, which contain information on "Earth Day events, museum exhibits from Oakland to Switzerland, and history of how Earth Day came to be from the History Channel".
To also emphasize the technology component of the firm's efforts, the executive was quick to point out Google's Made with Code program, which has launched a new environment coding project. In essence, it's there to attract teenage girls to writing code by using the Blockly coding language. With it, they can code personalized statements in support of the WWF, The Ocean Agency, and the Jane Goodall Institute.
Since it also handles vast amounts of data, and therefore needs quite a few datacenters, the last emphasized point was that the search giant is on track for 100% renewable energy-powered operations this year, as announced back in December. The company is also committed to making their datacenters even more efficient, and as such more environmentally friendly, by use of AI.
What will you do to celebrate Earth Day this year?