The roadtrip of a lifetime.

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Lenovo has partnered with BirdLife International to create a one-of-a-kind campervan. And a select group of lucky volunteers are driving it through North America.

Inside, our van is a digital nomad’s dream, which means they can work remotely. Really really remotely. Even when they’re up a mountain they can still join that 19 person Teams call that could’ve been an email, thanks to our 5G connected van, complete with Lenovo’s latest innovative technology. And the outside is effectively a giant microphone that records bird song. Wherever they go the innovative SWIFT unit, developed by Cornell University, will record acoustic data for research and conservation.

So, while they’re busy working 9-5, they’re helping the environment thrive. Legends.

Birdlife meets vanlife

From the bald Eagle to Tweety pie, birds are part of American culture. However, like so many animals, they’re under threat due to the changing environment.

BirdLife has a variety of partners across North America, who are vital in protecting and preserving these incredible creatures, but they need essential data and info.

The eBird and Merlin apps means us non-science folk can simply walk outdoors and let our phones do all the hard work. The van is equipped with Motorola Edge phone so our volunteers can become “twitchers” in no time (that’s just what the pros called birdwatchers).

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