Google Tips for a “Green” 2023
Have you made a vow at the end of the year and you want to be more informed with the latest news to be more sustainable and support the planet with technology? Follow these tips provided by Google for a 2023 in the name of sustainability.
Choose sustainable routes with Google Maps
Google Maps renewed itself with a new option that allows you to choose the most “economical” route in terms of fuel savings, therefore with a reduced impact on the environment.
Use a smart thermostat
Did you know that by decreasing the temperature of the radiators even by just one degree, you can save up to 8% on bills and do good for the environment? Nowadays there are smart thermostats that can help in this regard. An example is Google Nest Learning Thermostat, which learns from our habits and gives the ideal temperature when we’re at home, automatically lowering it when we’re not.
Go shopping in vintage shops
For some time now, immediately after the pandemic, the buying and selling of second-hand clothes has become a trend: Google Maps has seen a peak of 167% searches for vintage clothing stores just in Italy. And now, if you type “vintage shop” on the Google Maps search bar, you can find out which shops are nearby that sell second-hand clothing and more.
“Green” mobility in the city
Google Maps allows you to identify the vehicles available in the city and the sharing stations, discover the indicative price of the ride or service, estimate the duration of the journey and find the best route to reach the desired destination, from public transport to bicycles and electric scooters.
By the way, did you know that Sotefin is very attentive to the theme of “environmental sustainability”? Find out how and why here!