Yeah, you read right. You can now search to your heart’s content online without thinking of the carbon emissions that you are causing. Ecosia is the answer. They have planted around 117 million trees around the world and its still counting.
There is no denying the fact that Global Warming is one of the most dangerous environmental issues that our planet is facing. While there are widespread awareness about the issue, we still find it difficult to contribute. But here is an easy way to fight climate change by simply changing the search engine that you use.
What’s their story?
Ecosia was found in 2009 by Christian Kroll. It is a Berlin based company. It is a search engine, that devotes 80% of their profit to plant trees in different parts of the world. They use their revenue from the search ads to do this, so when you search for something in the web using Ecosia, you are helping them plant trees. While they do not do the tree planting directly, they currently finances 21 tree planting operations in bio diversity hotspots. To know more about their financial reports you can visit here. Since Ecosia is not a public company, these reports has to be taken at face value. They run their server on 100% renewable energy.
To drive the point home, I believe videos are better than words.
Are they legit?
This is one of the first questions that popped into my mind when I heard about Ecosia.
Do they plant trees in India?
So what are you waiting for install the Ecosia chrome plugin today.