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Google's tips and tricks for green, eco-friendly behavior

Google's tips and tricks for green, eco-friendly behavior

Google's tips and tricks for green, eco-friendly behavior

More recently, at Google, sustainability is seen as a key value. Here are some useful tips to help us all nurture our planet this year – including by increasing climate change awareness, choosing sustainable travel options, shortcuts, bike routes and saving fuel while driving.

Recently, Google has been pressing the sustainability pedal hard, emphasizing protecting the environment and minimizing its damage. These steps are reflected in the fact that Google incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology into its flagship products such as Google Maps , for example, which now allows viewing of bicycle paths, which are divided into four types: cyclist-friendly roads, dedicated bike lanes, compatible sidewalks for bicycles or ash roads for mountain bikes.

1. Get around in an environmentally friendly way withGoogle Maps

Google Maps offers more sustainable, convenient and efficient navigation options. Such as: walking, cycling, buses and trains. Shared bicycles and scooters can be easily found in over 500 cities around the world. And when you need to drive, Google Maps will show you the fastest, most fuel-efficient route, helping you save fuel while reducing pollution.

Convenient navigation by bike, scooter or walking

With Google Maps , you can view areas where there are convenient bike routes, or official bike routes, as well as pedestrian shortcuts.

Compare flight options

When traveling farther afield, it's not always possible to avoid flying. But, consider which flights you choose – some flights are less polluting than others.

1. Fly directly: The number of stops and time in the air make the difference. Direct flights have one takeoff and landing, and usually fly for a shorter time. Compared to connecting flights, which results in lower pollution.

2. Choose an Economy flight: The less space your seat takes up on the plane, the lower your "share" in flight emissions. This is because the amount of space a seat occupies is taken into account when calculating the amount of emissions per passenger.

2. Find sustainable travel options with Google

If you need to fly, use Google Flights to find flights with lower emissions. Need a place to stay? When you search for hotels on Google, look for the eco-approved badge, which means they've received sustainable certification from a trusted third-party organization.

Google Maps Google Maps - allows you to locate destinations with an ecological (sustainable) standard
Google Maps Google Maps – allows you to locate destinations with an ecological (sustainable) standard

3. Learn how you can help limit climate change

When you search for information about climate change on Google, you'll see actions that anyone can take are provided, in part by sources like the United Nations. Look at the ways, big and small, we can all take part.

The Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation Google.org pledges $30 million to fund start-up projects that gamble big and accelerate technological advances in information and climate action. Select organizations may receive up to $5 million in funding from Google, along with access to Google's technical expertise and products, to accelerate progress toward a more sustainable and flexible future.

What does "climate innovation" mean?

Based on the challenge of Google.org's impact on climate, Google is looking for solutions that expand their understanding of climate change through data, thereby announcing their actions and strategies – projects that map emissions on a global scale; that show people the most effective places to restore ecosystems; that help small businesses understand their carbon footprint.

"At Google, we remain committed to sustainability and continue to lead and inspire others to join us in improving the health of our planet."

Why is Google hosting the Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation?

Open data and advanced digital tools, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, present information that should prompt governments, researchers, and NGOs to take swift and decisive action – and ensure that these actions have results. "We believe there is now a unique opportunity to bring out the best of what technology has to offer, to ensure we have the information and tools we all need." – From Google Google (impactchallenge.withgoogle.com)

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