Swap Search Engine - Save Rainforest's
This website is a search engine just like Google or Bing, However this website saves the planet
Search engines like Google place relevant ads alongside the search results, when you click these links the company earns money. To power these searches the company must have massive servers which consume vast amounts of energy and produce a lot of CO2.
Now, When you search using Ecosia you can save 2m2 of rainforest per search, this is because Ecosia donates 80% of their profits to the WWF. The WWF work in places like south america protecting rainforests and their inhabitants. Also Ecosia's servers run on 100% green energy, this means they don't release any CO2 and help to reduce climate change.
"Ecosia is an independent, non-profit website. At least 80% of our search income goes to a rainforest protection program run by WWF, which uses this money for the sustainable protection of rainforests."
I admit it, when I first saw this I thought "nice idea, the search will be rubbish though" BUT i spent about 15 minutes comparing search results with google and bing, trying to find news articles or products and I found that the search engine is actually really good, it sometimes had even better results.
You dont have to go to the website every time you want to search, you can install the search box in you browser, it's not a stupid toolbar, it just goes where your google box is now.
Here are some stats
|Total Rainforest Saved |
rainforest area that has so far been saved by your searches
|Total Incoming Searches |
number of searches so far conducted with ecosia
|Saved Rainforest Per Search |
the average rainforest area saved by one search
|Active Ecosia Users |
people who have accessed ecosia within the last 24h
WATCH THIS VIDEO, it explains everything in more detail and has more stats. :)
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So, if you can, switch to Ecosia, Its just as good searching and they are supporting a fantastic cause