Ecosia: Planting change one search at a time


20th October 2020

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM GMT+1



We keep an eye out for all the meetups we think our community might be interested in, so this schedule represents a range of third party sessions as well as showcasing our own events. If you have something you'd like to share, do get in touch.




Green Tech South West are excited to welcome Sophie Dembinski, Head of Public Policy & UK Country Manager at Ecosia, to introduce us to this rather fantastic organisation.

For those of you that haven't heard of Ecosia before they are a search engine that plants trees using the ad revenue they generate.

With 15+ million users, Ecosia represents one of the largest global movements tackling climate change. As a purpose driven business and registered BCorp, Ecosia has planted 100 million trees since it was founded in 2009.

Sophie's talk will consist of:

* An introduction to Ecosia - how it works, it's aims and successes so far.
* How they are creating a movement rather than simply an eco-friendly search engine.
* 'Ecosia On Campus' - a student-led campaign persuading the world's universities to use Ecosia.
* What it's like to take on Google and the challenges they face.

Sophie is Ecosia's UK Country Manager and Head of Public Policy. Prior to joining Ecosia she was a senior advisor at the global law firm DLA Piper, where she advised NGOs, governments, international organisations and private clients on global strategic, political and regulatory issues. Sophie is also the UK coordinator for flagship transatlantic leadership programme and a volunteer therapist at the Refugee Council.

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This is a free online event streaming via the CrowdCast platform. You will see the link once you RSVP. The evening before the event, we'll email those that RSVPed with more details about what to expect when using CrowdCast.

Our schedule is as follows:

12.20pm - CrowdCast room opens

12.30pm - Event starts with a welcome from your meet-up organisers, Ellen, Hannah and Mike

12.35pm - Our famous 60 second intros - a chance for attendees to introduce themselves, ask for help and tell us about something the group might find interesting

12.45pm - Sophie's talk

1.15pm - Questions

1.25pm - Round-up, other community notices and next event announcement

The event will be recorded and will be available along with Sophie's slides to view shortly afterwards.

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Supported by:
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