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Ecosia: Planting Trees While Browsing the Web

Ecosia Planting Trees While Browsing the Web - The Adventure Found Me

Have you ever wondered what you could do for the environment comfortably from home? If your answer is yes, then let me introduce you to Ecosia, a way to help replenish the forests while browsing the web. And if your answer was no, you can always learn something new 😉

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What is Ecosia?

Born in Berlin, it’s a search engine, managed by around 13 employees, that since it’s birth in December 2009 has raised over $1.5 million for forests protection. It was launched concurrently with the ONU conference on climate change in Copenhagen. Their mission? Planting over a billion trees by 2020, an ambitious but worthy goal.

How does it work?

Ecosia makes most of its money not differently from blogs: from advertisements shown next to search results. Every time we click on the ads, that automatically generates revenue. Since it’s basically a non-profit organization, they donate 80% of their money to programs such as ‘WWF’, ‘Plant a Billion Trees’ and ‘Great Green Wall’. Another way for them to raise money is through EcoLinks. This means that a percentage of our online purchase done using their search engine goes to the cause.

What’s the catch?

No catch, however the problem that people have with this engine is that it runs on Bing, not Google. This means that the search results are a bit different. However, this teeny-tiny detail can be easily overlooked for the greater good. So, by just downloading the software and searching a couple of times a day you could help to replenish the earth’s forests. Also, Ecosia publish all of their monthly business reports and receipts online, so everything is done in the light of day.

Even at cost of sounding cliché, you have the power to make a difference. So, what are you waiting for? You can download the extension for free here and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family. Let’s spread the word!

Ecosia: Planting Trees While Browsing the Web - The Adventure Found Me

Ecosia: Planting Trees While Browsing the Web - The Adventure Found Me

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Lucy
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Love this and love your work! <3

Charlotte
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This is really interesting! Thank you for sharing 🙂

Pavi
Guest

Love the idea! Thanks for introducing the concept, I have never heard of them before.

ravenoustravellers
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What an awesome idea! Never heard of Ecosia before so your post was really interesting to read and it’s always great to be able to give something back to the Environment, more important than ever these days! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Fox
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What a really great concept and something so simple that could make such a huge difference to the environment!

Katie @ Zen Life and Travel
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Katie @ Zen Life and Travel

What a great concept! I have never heard of anything like this before.

Ana Rose | Roads and Pages
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It is good to know about Ecosia. Actually, it made me wondered how can we help the environment while on web, but as I read your blog post, I slowly connected the dots to make me understand it fully. I would be sharing this post of your so the Ecosia will reach many.

Alex Travel and Keep Fit
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Alex Travel and Keep Fit

What an interesting and important topic! Thank you for sharing! I love the concept!

Gelli
Guest

I’ve never heard of this. Great to know, I’ll definitely start using it. I really care about the environnement, thanks Chiara!

Paulina
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Oh wow i never heard about Ecosia. It’s always great to know what you can do to help our planet from home! Hope you’ll share some advices like this one in the future 🙂

carla abanes
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Interesting. First time I am hearing of Ecosia. Thank you for sharing this wonderful cause.

Jo
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I never heard of Ecosia before! It is inspiring and sounds like a great initiative to give something back to the environment! Thank you for sharing this unique and inspiring article!

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