Instead of making Google millions, you can plant trees instead with Ecosia!
Ecosia is a new search engine that uses the revenue from its advertising to plant trees- a refreshing alternative. With more and more students at the University of Groningen making the switch, they have asked whether the University of Groningen also wants to switch to Ecosia. A petition is being circulated, and there is also now an Instagram account dedicated to making the switch happen.
Ecosia wanted to promote sustainability and is using the revenue from search engine advertising to plant trees. For roughly every 45 searches made, you have sponsored a tree, according to the Groningen university newspaper Ukrant, reports GIC.nl
110 million trees have already been planted
Ecosia spends 80 percent of its profit on buying trees. If you install the free browser extension, you will see a personal counter on the screen that shows how many trees you have already saved together.
In total, more than 110 million trees have already been planted, through various environmental organisations, such as the World Wildlife Fund and the Eden Reforestation Projects.
Image via Peter Damian – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, info here