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Ecosia: Planting A Tree One Search At A Time

samantha severyn

Ecosia is a new search engine that donates 80% of its profits from search ad revenue to support tree planting programs. With over 3 million active users, it takes 11 seconds to plant a tree, and they have successfully contributed to the planting of over 6 million trees!

 

How it works:

·      You search the web

·      Search ads generate income for Ecosia

·      Ecosia uses this income to plant trees.

 

Why contribute to the planting of trees?

Trees are vital for biodiversity, water security, soil protection, and clean air. Trees help fight climate change, restart water cycles, and nourish the land. Lush healthy forests of trees provide nutrition, food, medicine, homes, jobs, and economic stability to the world.  According to Ecosia's website, the tree planting projects they finance help “reforest the world in special ways.”

When asked, “Why do you support multiple projects at a time and how do you distribute the funds between them?” Ecosia's answer is, “Our aim at Ecosia is to explore different approaches, combine their beneficial impact and become the world’s leading tree planting experts. With a growing user-base and years of experience, we now finally have the resources to support and monitor a carefully selected number of planting programs.

If this seems to good to be true, Ecosia provides Donation Receipt and Business Report updates on their web page monthly to ensure the peace of mind of those who are skeptical. “We're working to empower people everywhere to help protect this precious planet. We also believe in transparency, which is why we publish monthly donation receipts and business reports.

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