Make a simple switch to a browser that plants trees when you type in a search.
We’re constantly searching for something on the web: What was the name of that film, which year did that happen, and where was that new cafe you wanted to check out?
Everyone’s googling everything, making the search engine a generic term for the verb itself. With our many searches, it’s almost a bit weird that the web giant Google doesn´t offer more that just the search itself.
Enter Ecosia. German founder Christan Kroll offered the search engine 10 years ago, to coincide with the UN climate talks talking place in Copenhagen. Today, it uses 80 % of its advertising revenue on tree planting projects across the globe.
In May 2015, Ecosia was shortlisted for The Europas, a European Tech Startups Award, within the category “Best European Startup Aimed At Improving Society”. The search engine has now funded the planting of more than 50 million trees.
You can search with Ecosia across all devices. I’ve been using it on my laptop for years, and just downloaded it on my phone.
Make a simple switch and plant some trees whilst browsing.
We could almost say: Seek and you shall plant!