Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Google’s ‘Your Plan, Your Planet’ tool to help users reduce environmental impact

Google in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences is about to launch an interactive new tool that intends to reduce environmental impact. The tool will help users in understanding how much water sources they use, the amount of water your shower uses, or the impact of throwing away food or turning down the water heater by a few degrees.

The tool dubbed ‘Your Plan, Your Planet’ shows the water and carbon impact of what people eat and gives them smart ways to store it so that less food ends up in the trash.

Your Plan, Your Planet suggests simple changes—like installing a low-flow showerhead and fixing common household leaks—that can help you be more water smart.

Google noted, “We all want a healthy planet. The small choices we make each day can help us get there. Learn simple tips from Google and the California Academy of Sciences to leave the earth in better shape.”

Jill Puente, Planet Earth Advocate said, “Our greatest impact on the planet comes from just three things: our food, water, and energy usage. And if we each made a few small changes, we could all make a big difference.”

“Much of the energy we use comes from burning natural resources, which in turn releases CO2 into the air. But easy tweaks, like washing your laundry on a cold and adjusting your thermostat just a few degrees, can reduce your impact in a big way.”

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