This is very different from my normal posts and I won’t go on for long, but it’s related to something I’m getting more and more interested in and concerned about… the environment and what we are doing to it.
Not sure how popular it is but I came across a search engine called Ecosia and they seem to be doing some really interesting and admirable things. Their main goal is to provide search capabilities and use the revenue generated to reduce and actually improve our carbon footprint.
It appears their primary means of doing this is by planting trees and at the time of writing they say they’ve planted over 55.6 million.
They provide their financials as monthly reports on their site so everyone can see where the money they generate is spent
They run their servers on renewable energy and by planting the trees are actually removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
Check them out and see what you think. I’m going to start doing my searches through them and hopefully it works out.
Let me know if you use it and how you found the experience (though would probably give them a fair few searches first)…