Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees with it’s ad revenue.
How it works:
- The user installs a free browser extension
- This means the user uses Ecosia every time they search the web
- Ecosia search ads generate income from this activity
- Ecosia then uses the income to plant trees
Nearly 12 million trees have already been planted. Their goal is to plant one billion trees by 2020.
Ecosia have chosen to support trees because by planting trees, you can fight climate change, restart water cycles, turn deserts back into fertile forests and provide nutrition, employment, education, medical assistance and political as well as economic stability.
Each of the tree planting projects that they finance has a unique approach and is helping to reforest the world in a very special way.
See below video about one of their projects in Borneo – helping to create an economic alternative to the palm oil industry.