What a genius idea! Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees with the revenue generated from ads. So far they have planted almost 6 million trees (!!!) – 80% of their profits goes directly towards planting trees.
They have all their donation receipts and business reports available on their website in order to be totally transparent.
I was checking out their Facebook page the other day and saw their reply to a comment that I absolutely loved. Someone asked if tree planting was their only marketing strategy, and what would happen if Google did the same thing. Their reply was along the line of: That would be awesome! Imagine all the trees that would get planted.
For them, it’s not about being the only company doing this, it’s about planting as many trees as possible!
They make it super easy to have ecosia.org as your default search engine. Simply go to their website and it will instruct you how to do so! They also have an app so you can search with them on your phone.
Check them out and make it your default search engine!