Category Archives: Things I Like

StoryCorps

I’ve just discovered StoryCorps and I think it’s great! It has a website and a podcast – here’s a quick video to explain the concept:

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”

It was actually this TED talk that pointed me in the direction of the podcast:

The podcast episodes themselves are very genuine, often thought-provoking and I’m not ashamed to say there are some real tearjerkers in there! Try these stories to get you started: Story 1Story 2, Story 3 and let me know what you think!

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Ecosia

Ecosia.org operates as a search engine like any other, but with the added bonus that it plants trees with its ad revenue.

I switched a few months ago and it tells me that I’ve performed enough searches to plant 15 trees. That might not sound a lot, but their site boasts that they’ve planted 13.7 million trees! That’s up from 10 million in June, so that count is rising fast!

It takes zero effort and there’s no downside, so why not switch your default search engine to Ecosia today.