As the world upgrades technologically, very few companies you’ll find employing green solutions to save the environment. Technology industries are producing a ton of electronic waste every day and consuming a lot of energy. In a motion to reduce the carbon footprints of the information technology farms, many initiatives have been taken, but those aren’t sufficient enough. Fortunately, there’s one company that’s making a different example. Ecosia is a Germany-based search engine that plants trees with its ad revenue.
While being a small organization with a small number of employees, Ecosia has a great impact on the environment. This search engine’s results are powered by Bing as well as its own search algorithms. It also shows ads next to its every search results. What makes it most different is that the company intends to contribute 80%+ of its ad revenue to tree planting campaigns. Besides, this project gave seed money (which was much-needed) into the developing nations’ local economy.
It feels great to know that the company has already funded the planting of over six million trees to date. If you’re overwhelmed with this noble cause and eager to contribute to global reforestation, just choose Ecosia as your search engine. You can also find reports on their website to know about where actually the revenue goes if you have any doubt. Personally, it seems to be difficult for me to choose Ecosia over Google as my default search engine. However, considering their cause, I would love to give it a try.