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Using the Ecosia Search Engine Plants Trees Around the World

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Dear Boneyard,
I learned that using the Ecosia search engine will help plant trees around the world. It uses the Bing search engine which is a Microsoft product. 80% of the profits are directed to tree planting including in the USA.
I don't plan on using it all of the time, but sometimes it doesn't matter which search engine is used. Every tree planted helps.
I'm just saving the link to my browser start up page and clicked to save only the essential cookies, and it will keep track of how many trees that my searches have helped to plant.
Ecosia is located in Berlin, Germany, and if Microsoft is willing to donate some of its Bing profits to Ecosia then I want to join in & help out.
20 million other people are doing it too.
Folks can also use Ecosia with their phone browsers.
Using it doesn't need to be a preference or default in your browser settings.
I'm just going to click on the search page manually when I want to use it.
It can be saved in your bookmarked pages or displayed on your browser startup page depending on your browser.
Thanks for reading about using the Ecosia search engine.
There's more info. on the Ecosia website.
It's a good cause.
And thanks to Microsoft for helping out the world by sharing profits.

 
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I just wanted to report that my Ecosia search efforts have planted 12 trees and I have 610 searches now.
Using it has been planting an average of about 1 tree for every 50 - 51 searches.
I use it as much as I can, especially for sports related searches for sports related statistics, sports team info and researching news topics which adds up quickly.
Rarely, if I don't like the results then I might repeat the search using Google.
Their main difference seems to be the number of photos in the results.
 

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In 3 1/2 months, I'm up to 37 trees with 1850 searches.
It's amazing how quickly the searches add up.
 

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It's been 6 months & I've helped to plant 66 trees.
In the meantime trees needed to be cut down in our yard & in my neighborhood.
I watched one get cut down just the other day, the tree experts used a huge crane to cut & remove it.
These farm people in Senegal express their appreciation for being part of the Ecosia tree planting team.

 

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Update: I'm up to 101 trees planted but that's not even the best of my news.
The Ecosia search engine is now including Google search results which now resemble Google search results more than ever before.
The other day there was an updated privacy notice popup which allowed for including Google search results in with the Bing search results.
I opted in & the results are now strikingly similar to Google.
They said that the option can be switched in preferences.
Help plant some trees because they store carbon & process CO2.

 

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I've planted 122 trees so far & Ecosia just announced that they've planted over 200 million trees.
The founder of Ecosia offers his thanks to everyone in this short video.

 

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