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Ecosia search engine uses revenue to plant trees

Techstination feature for Friday, April 30, 2021

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.     Using a search engine…to plant trees.    Ecosia is the name of a search engine that works pretty much like any other search engine.  Except that it take the advertising revenue derived from searches…and uses it to plant trees around the world.   It is headquartered in Germany…is non-profit…and North America head Ruby Au says…

“At least 80 percent of that financing goes into our tree planting projects all over the world.  We’ve actually planted over 123 million trees to date.  And about 20 percent of that goes into other projects like renewable energy projects or regenerative agriculture projects.”

A counter will also let you know how many trees your searches have helped to plant.  The search engine is also privacy friendly.   For more info..head to www.ecosia.org.

You can find us at Techstination.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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