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How to Use Technology to Repopulate Old Growth Forests

Ecosia.org: Planting Trees in Biodiversity Hotspots

If you could help repopulate deforested areas with trees—from your computer—would you? A Germany-based search engine is hoping you’ll say “Yes!”

Ecosia.org is helping people give back to Mother Nature with every click of its online ads.

  • Ecosia donates at least 80 percent of its income after expenses, or about $75,000 a month, to programs that help revive landscapes ravaged by drought.
  • The money is generated by “EcoAds,” which the company places next to search results. With each click on an EcoAd, the company’s partner pays it for having directed users to their advertisers.
  • With every search, over 2.5 million people a month are helping one of 35 biodiversity hotspots to become a little greener. This video from Ecosia shows how trees “talk” and highlights some of the vital roles trees play in our forests.
  • Four trees a minute, on average, are now planted by Ecosia. This is up from just one tree per minute in 2009, when the site launched.
  • Ecosia celebrated its first million trees in 2014 and hopes to reach the one-billion mark by 2020.

How Trees Talk

Help to regenerate forests simply by switching your search engine to Ecosia: https://info.ecosia.org/?tt=772d982b

Posted by Sustainable Human on Monday, October 23, 2017

Best of all, users are empowered to do good without spending a dime! Want to support tree planting through Ecosia? Just visit the company’s web site or get the mobile app and start planting trees with every search!

comment_2Have you ever chosen to support a cause through actions you were going to take anyway? Please share your experience with our readers below!

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Linda Proctor
Linda Proctor
2 years ago

I’ve been using Ecosia for a while now – fantastic to know it’s doing so well and planting trees with every search, highly recommend it.

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2 years ago
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Thanks for sharing, Linda! Doesn’t it feel good to know that you’re helping to repopulate old growth forests in a whole new way?

Lia Thompson
Lia Thompson
2 years ago

I ve been using Ecosia for some time now and it is brilliant to know im helping by searching with them 🙂

Aleisha Trinaistich
Aleisha Trinaistich
2 years ago

What a fantastic concept!

Alessandra Camara
Alessandra Camara
2 years ago

I will start using Ecosia for sure.

Angie Scott
Angie Scott
2 years ago

I use smile.amazon.com to contribute to a dog rescue… used to use “Community Rewards” through Kroger to make donations to the same rescue – tho it came from Kroger, not at my cost. I moved and no longer have the Kroger grocery option – but I do try to find ways to make a difference with everyday action.