We have started searching the internet in a whole new way and we want to tell you about it.
Ecosia is search engine that plants trees when you search; They do this by using 80% of their ad revenue to fund tree planting projects.
We are conscious of our effect on the planet, and often use recycled and reclaimed materials for our furniture, so were really happy when we found another way our business can have a positive effect on the environment.
As an online business we spend a lot of time on the internet and a lot of that time using search engines; changing to Ecosia is such a small, subtle change; that doesn’t effect our work, but has a huge effect on the environment.
Ecosia supports tree planting projects in six different locations around the world; in Africa, south America, and South East Asia.
Tress are a crucial part of our eco system and are disappearing at an alarming rate due to agriculture and industrialisation which is why Ecosia chose the projects they did.
The search results themselves are powered by Microsoft Bing’s search technology with added algorithms. This is the same technology that powers Yahoo! Searches as well!
They also have search tags, which are a quick way to search on a specific platform, for example;
‘Furniture hire #fb’ will take you straight to a Facebook search for furniture hire profiles! Check out the full list here.
Give it a go and see how satisfying it is to plant trees as you search!