Fight back against climate change by switching your search engine

Ben Bowman


Read literally any article about climate change and you’re bound to get a lump in your throat. The oceans are rising. All the insects could be dead within 100 years. Storms are getting more powerful and more frequent. Heatwaves and wildfires are a growing threat. We allegedly have 11 years left to prevent a point of no return.


(Deep breath.)

It’s sometimes so scary and overwhelming that we feel like there’s nothing we can do. It’s not like you’re going to step away from your phone and start revitalizing nature. But you can revitalize nature from your phone. Here’s how.

The next time you need to search for something, use Ecosia.

“But my Googles!” you scream.

Hold on.

Ecosia is a search engine that does a lot of good.

1. They publish their monthly financial reports, so you can see where all their money goes.

2. Every 50 searches made on Ecosia creates enough revenue to plant a tree. That means that if everyone stopped using Google and started using Ecosia, we’d end up with enough trees to absorb 15 percent of global CO2 emissions. Ecosia’s servers also run on completely renewable energy.

3. Your searches are encrypted and they won’t sell your information to advertisers.

We get it. Climate change feels like this terrifying threat beyond our power to stop. But the more we can choose sustainable alternatives and proactive companies to help make our world greener, the better we’ll be. Lots of little changes can add up to something incredible. Click here to learn more about Ecosia.

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