Save the rain forest by searching

Mon 7 December 2009 15:55, Editors

Save the rain forest by searching

Search is everywhere, that is something you could very well say. But can search save the world? According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) it can. They set up the search engine Ecosia. Every search on this search engine will help WWF projects in the Amazon.

The search engine is based on Yahoo and Bing technology. They provide the paid ads. The search engine says it will give 80% of their profits to the WWF. You can however also search through Google and verticals like YouTube.

According to the search engine every search will save about two square meters of rain forest. Until now almost 280.000 square meters should be saved with the results. The search engine earns money with every click on a sponsored ad.

Ecosia was founded by the German Christian Kroll (26) and is based in Wittenberg (Germany) and has already 15 people working for them.

Ecosia_search_results

It's always fun to look at the Q&A's of a site like this. Here we found a little stab at Google:

Ecosia_Google


Comments (5)

 

  • That's a good project that through searching it can help to save our forest! Good job!

    Wo 9 dec 2009, 13:42


  • Your helpful article made me look at this problem from another point of view...thanks for sharing..

    Za 2 jan 2010, 21:05


  • it was interesting to read, thanks...

    Za 2 jan 2010, 21:06


  • Very informative blog post.Much thanks

    Vr 28 okt 2011, 13:36


  • very interesting article! I will follow your themes.
    Can I subscribe to your posts on Twitter or on your Facebook profile?

    Di 1 nov 2011, 09:48

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