You may or may not know this, but every minute, forty football fields’ worth of forest is destroyed every day. And if you’re a geek, you might be thinking:
“How can I help just by going on my computer?”You, probably
Obviously, it doesn’t deliver as good results as Google, and you have to turn off your ad-blocker to plant trees, but it is powered by Bing, so if you use Bing, you’ll get exactly the same results, and if you’re dying to use Google, there is a ‘Google’ tab where you can search Google instead of Bing, although it doesn’t plant trees. All you have to do to use it is turn off your ad-blocker and search. It’s as easy as that. It also displays a stylish ‘tree counter’ at the top right corner on the left of the menu button.
Well, Ecosia have responded by updating their website’s look, and now it is a very fresh, clean search engine to use, with the added bonus of planting trees at the same time.
Of course, they need to make money to plant trees, and they do this by displaying ads at the top of the results, just like Google would, except 80% of the profit made through the ads goes to planting trees.
In general, Ecosia is a great search engine and delivers good results to help you help save the environment just from your computer.
And if you want to do your bit in saving the environment, use Ecosia.