Still Googling? Time to switch to Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees
"How does a duck penis look like?" "Does Justin Bieber have syphillis?" "Why do old people smell funny?"
For many years now, Google has been providing the answers to some of the greatest mysteries of our lives. It's become so powerful that "google" became an official entry as a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006.
But things are about to change. We've recently discovered another search engine that works not only as seamlessly and perfectly, but yes, it donates at least 80% of its advertising profits to planting tress in Peru, Madagascar, and Burkina Faso, providing fair employment to the local communities while restoring the ecological balance of areas that have been affected by deforestation.
Welcome to the era of Ecosia.
Yes! For every dollar that this Berlin-based social company earns from its advertisers, it channels 80 cents into one of its tree planting projects. Founded in 2009, Ecosia has over 2 million active users and has planted over 6 million trees. And they're targeting to plant 1 billion by 2020. That's a fuck load of trees. Oh, and to make you feel really good about yourself, they've got a tree counter at the top right corner of your browser, which shows you how many trees you've helped planted just by searching for stuff on it.
Time to feel less guilty about spending hours and hours on the web just looking up random shit. With Ecosia, you don't even need to get off your ass to help save the planet!
Give it a try at www.ecosia.org or read more at info.ecosia.org
Yes, do change your browser's default search engine to Ecosia! And no, they didn't pay us to advertise for them.
PC & Mac:
Download Ecosia for Google Chrome
Download Ecosia for Firefox
Download Ecosia for iPhone & iPad
Download Ecosia for Android
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