Thursday, 21 November 2013

Green Google alternative plants a new tree every 60 seconds

Are you tired of Google as a search engine? I'm tired of the dumb ads that do not target me, or my peers, as a target audience. I cannot imagine the extent of their profits, all based on my searching for information. Google is a for-profit, doing little for the world. Consolidated revenues were $14.89 billion 2013. 

I was asked to write about! I've tried it. I've planted 5 trees! I like the idea! So far it seems good. Originating from Germany, and those Germans know about precision, I like the simplicity of it.

SAN FRANCISCO Google's (GOOG) earnings climbed 36 percent despite a deepening slump in its average ad prices as more people connect to its search engine ...

Green Google alternative
plants a new tree every 60 seconds

Search engine is literally growing by the minute — with the upward trend helping it plant more than 10,000 trees every week
BERLIN — The German search engine, which donates 80 percent of its advertising revenue to a tree planting program in Brazil, has planted more than 100,000 trees in the past 10 weeks.  A driving issue behind the COP19 in Warsaw, tropical deforestation accounts for up to 17 percent of the worldwide CO2 emissions, making it one of the most important factors in climate change. Early 2013 also saw a spike in deforestation of the world’s largest rainforest in Brazil.

Ecosia is a social business with the mission of making the world a more sustainable place. The search engine is 100-percent CO2 neutral, publishing both its neutralization certificates and donation receipts online.
plant a tree
At the rate of one tree per minute, Ecosia is on its way to meeting its goal of one million trees planted in the next year. The search engine, which is an official partner of The Nature Conservancy, has already generated more than $1.7 million for the environment.

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Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, don't you wish someone in Canada had come up with this idea?
I'm going to check out right now.
Luv, K

Kay L. Davies said...

I just searched "jenn jilks" on and there you were. And trees in Brazil are such a good idea, that poor rainforest has been badly abused.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This is the first I have heard of it.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Thanks for bringing this to attention Jenn - will be looking into it once get settled in Scotland. Love the concept. YAM xx

Kay said...

This is such a fabulous idea! My husband is a tree person and is all for it.