Earth Day is quickly becoming not only an event to celebrate the planet — but also to look forward to a number of cool green technologies that love to launch on this iconic day. Already today, I’ve seen two great new developments: One, is Sungevity— a great online tool for Californians that displays a satellite map of your home, calculates solar installation costs, and mockups of what your roof might look like with the panels. Should you decide to purchase, the company takes care of all the details — including all the zoning permits and install crews. You just need to sign the dotted line. Awesome.
Next — and this is one we’re most excited about — is Flock Eco, a brand new take on the Flock Browser that comes fully loaded with green content AND gives 10% back to environmental causes every time you browse. Now, even reading your favorite sites can help generate money for worthy organizations! From the release,
“Flock is a perfect platform for discovering eco-conscious news, media and information on a daily basis. Flock’s Media Streams, News Feeds and Favorites features have been pre-programmed with content recommended from today’s leading eco sources like Grist, Treehugger, PlanetGreen New York Times, Sprig, Current and other top eco brands. Flock makes the organization and presentation of this content intuitive and helps users easily discover and share content and information with their social network profiles, family and friends.”
So yes, we’re quite thrilled to see an eco-themed browser — based on Mozilla Firefox no less — that features some great social networking tools and gives back at the same time. If you want to take it for a spin, jump on over the the Flock Eco site and download. This Earth Day, there’s no reason not to take your browsing experience in a greener direction.