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Use this Search Engine to Save Rainforest

Old Mar 19th 2010, 11:53 pm
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Default Use this Search Engine to Save Rainforest

Today I started using an internet search engine which saves 2m² (2.4yd²) of rainforest with each web search I do. The search results are as good as Google or Yahoo (perhaps even better, in the test I ran) and it’s free.

The address is: http://www.ecosia.org/

So far Ecosia has saved 46,133,871 m² (55,176,109 yd²) of rainforest! Check it out via the intro cartoon at http://www.ecosia.org/how.php Please also consider recommending this way to make a positive difference to your friends (there is no budget for advertising -the income is saving rainforest instead- so word of Ecosia spreads from person to person just like this).

I'm glad Google tries not to be evil, but this search engine is actively striving to make a difference for the better, so as long as the results are the same or better (which they are; I checked by running the same searches on both) then why not use Ecosia instead of the other?
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Old Mar 22nd 2010, 9:56 am
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If the figures they quote are correct about the average user being able to save an icehockey pitches worth of rainforest a year (2000sq/m) and half of googles 150m users switched to this website, we'd have the worlds rainforest saved by supper time right?
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Default Re: Use this Search Engine to Save Rainforest

Originally Posted by Brains1983 View Post
If the figures they quote are correct about the average user being able to save an icehockey pitches worth of rainforest a year (2000sq/m) and half of googles 150m users switched to this website, we'd have the worlds rainforest saved by supper time right?
yup, I thought the same. nonsense.

Just think, if we saved all that rainforest - no more cheap teak garden benches from B&Q. We would all be worse off.
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