Green Surfing

Search Engine Company Plants Trees




wk1003mike/Shutterstock.com

Internet users can help fight global deforestation even while surfing. German online search engine Ecosia, now used in 183 countries, diverts its advertising revenue from click-throughs to planting trees worldwide to the tune of more than 52 million since 2009. With each search, the company says, it removes around two-and-a-half pounds of carbon dioxide from the air. Christian Kroll, Ecosia’s founder, wrote, “Climate change is a very real threat, and if we’re to stop the world heating above the 1.5 degrees warned about in the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report, we need to plant trees at scale.” Kroll suggests that if Ecosia were to get as big as Google, they could absorb 15 percent of all global carbon dioxide emissions. Users can find it at Ecosia.org.


This article appears in the June 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Aqua Breakthrough

Chinese scientists have used ultraviolet light and graphitic carbon nitride to purify two and a half gallons of water in one hour.

Revamping Recycling

China, a major importer of recycled waste, is rejecting shipments contaminated by greasy pizza boxes, polyethylene-lined disposable coffee cups, and plastics like yogurt cups and butter tubs.

Mold Matters

Toxic mold caused by heavy rains, leaky pipes, and high humidity can be removed with natural products like vinegar and tea tree oil, but extensive mold growth is best remediated by professionals using “green” cleaning methods.

Norwegian Nudge

Norway recycles a whopping 97 percent of its plastic bottles by making bottle deposit returns simpler, and rewarding participating companies with lower taxes.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »This Month

SYMMETRY Neuro-Pathway Training

Brain Training Spotlight
We train the brain to correct brainwave dysregulation and teach trainees’ brains to better regulate.

Spirit Festival Coming to Connecticut Riverfront

Tickets are now available for Spirit Festival, a celebration of wellness, yoga, music and dance, which will be held September 13 to 15.

The Benefits of Meditation with Sound Vibration in the Corporate Environment

Stress management for the corporate environment not only improves the health and wellness of each individual employee, but the health and wellness of the company as a whole.

The Mouth-Body Connection in Brookline

Dr. Yasmin Chebbi, DMD is offering a class about natural oral health care from 7 to 8:30 p.m., June 20.

The Lost Art of Kissing

Becoming an amazing kisser can bring access to new levels of connection with a lover, igniting passion and sensual energy with just a kiss.

Groton Wellness Welcomes Two New Practitioners

Groton Wellness is pleased to welcome Dr. Candice Scholl, ND, and Taylor Hawks, LE, to its holistic health center.