Ecosia works just like any other search engine except that it donates 80% of its profits from its ads to Nature Conservancy’s “Plant a Billion Trees” program in Brazil. Like most other search engines, this one, which focused on a non-profit, shows ads alongside its search results.
And the method is paying, too: they have over 3 million monthly active users. At this point, Ecosia has already donated upwards of 1.3 million euros to The World Wide Fund for Nature and planted 300,00 trees. The team is also doing its part to make sure that transparency is part of the project. You can view their donation statements in a Google Doc.
Based in Berlin, Germany, Ecosia is also completely CO2 neutral. More trees is just a search away.
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