I want to share this search engine called Ecosia that I’ve been using for well over a year now. It uses the ad dollars companies put up to show on search engines to plant trees. So essentially when you are doing research using Ecosia, each ad plants a tree. All you would have to do is either install it as an extension on your current web browser (I use Google Chrome) or go to Ecosia.org like you would go to Google.com.
With environmental concerns and awareness becoming more & more substantial, I always think of how I might be able to help. And also, how can other people get involved even if it is remotely. If you can’t find time to participate in things like volunteering or activism as much as you would like, this adds value to something you’re already doing in your everyday life.
When you’re on your individual computer’s Ecosia page, it will even tell you how many trees you help plant in the top right corner. Unfortunate to say though, it resets for every different browser and computer used so there won’t be a total tally unless you’re probably keeping your own record.
Furthermore, I have found Ecosia‘s search engine to have grown a lot in the time I have used it. You should always be careful when you are looking up facts in the first place but sometimes, I was not fully satisfied with the results it yielded. Google has always been, by far, the best search engine tool in the last almost two decades of existing. But when researching something that I know is an easy search and rather direct, Ecosia is the way. And it’s for such a great cause!
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