Ecosia- Search the Web to Plant Trees!
What? Did I read that right? Yes! Ecosia is a search engine that helps the planet! You need about 45 searches to plant a tree! Why not use this web search engine!
Ecosia is like any other search engine! Your searching up things anyways, might as well put it to good use! It also counts the each search that you make so you can keep track of your own individual efforts! Also, under the search bar there is a larger number that goes up every time someone makes a new search so you can also keep track of the number of searches the world makes! This is literally amazing!
“We want to create a world where the environment no longer needs protecting,” said the Esosia activists.
How it works: Every time you make a search from a search engine, they profit in some way. Esosia is different in this way because the profit they make for your searches goes towards the efforts to plant trees! The trees are planted in various different locations. They are being planted where they are needed most.
The site has a option to make Ecosia your default browsers. If your searching on your phone more than your laptop, they also have a mobile app! You can also keep track of where the trees are being planted and who is being benefited. They have a little bell in the right hand
corner that is labeled “news” and it keeps you updated. They are such a honest search engine that they even have their financial report open to the public. They also post their tree receipts too.
42- year-old Sara from Mechisho, Ethiopia stated, “We plant native acacia trees, because they make the soil more fertile. With our earnings we started a communal savings account, which allows women to start their own businesses.”
Not only that but your privacy is respect as they stated this on their site. A lot search engines use your data to make a profit for themselves. Ecosia does not sell your data to advertisers and have no third part trackers. The search engine’s only goal is to encourage the public to use their search engine to plant more trees!
Over 24 million trees have already been planted, and their not stopping there! Start searching today!!
Check out the video below! Explains how they got the idea. Also download the app!