Ecosia: Save the planet while surfing the net

Did you know that you could help the environment by surfing the net?

Neither did we. But Ecosia does exactly that.

Ecosia is a free search engine that uses its profits to plant trees. The forests Ecosia users have planted mitigate climate change, save endangered animals, regenerate depleted soil and improve the livelihoods of local communities.

In other words, they use the profit they make from your searches to plant trees where they are needed most. So, when you use the free browser extension, they will plant trees with every search.

Here’s how it works:

1.You search the web with Ecosia

2.Ads generate income for Ecosia

3.Ecosia uses this income to plant trees

 

And here is how they are doing so far:

7 millionΒ  – The number of active users on Ecosia
60,271,568 – The number of trees planted to date
€9,101,152 – Number of Euro invested to date
1.1 seconds – The time it takes to plant a tree
0.2 Euro – Cost of each tree
Here is how they’ve done it:

 

DECEMBER 2009 – Ecosia is born Christian founded Ecosia.org after a trip around the world helped him understand the problems of deforestation.

2009 – 2011 – People’s choice Ecosia won several awards for its clever concept and speedy growth in Europe and beyond.

APRIL 2014 – First German B Ecosia was the first German company to become a B Corporation thanks to its social business model.

APRIL 2018 – 25 million trees A planting milestone! That same year, Ecosia also builds its own solar energy plant to power every search.

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