Search the Internet and Help Plant Trees

How many times per day do you search the Internet? What if you could do some good for the planet just by clicking on that magnifying glass? It turns out that there is!


A search engine called Ecosia lets you search for anything that you desire, and any revenue that your searches produce can help to pay for trees to be planted in deforested areas of Burkina Faso. The site launched in 2009 during the UN climate talks in Copenhagen and has already planted more than 2 million trees in areas around the world.


Search Engine Ecosia

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Ecosia is used just like any search engine, and the results that it provides are displayed similarly to the way they are on Yahoo! If you end up feeling like you need to do a Google search, you can click a button to search Google from within Ecosia; however, the site does not receive any revenue from Google searches.


The company behind Ecosia donates 80 percent of its income to its tree planting projects. You don't have to worry about the legitimacy of the company either, as it is B-labs certified and endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund.


You can visit to use the search engine with any web browser on a laptop computer, desktop or mobile device. There are also free Ecosia search apps available for iOS and Android devices.


Check it out and help plant some trees while you search the web! Then, let us know what you think of Ecosia by leaving a message in the Comments section.

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