Use a search engine and be environmentally friendly at the same time? This is what the Ecosia search engine offers. The principle is simple, the search engine uses its income to invest in tree planting.
Ecosia: put an end to deforestation
Ecosia is a small company of 25 people founded in 2009 and based in Germany. It is the first search engine in the world to offer this concept. The aim of the operation is to fight against deforestation by mobilizing internet users.
Ecosia invests 80% of its surpluses
The principle is simple, the company has income every month. From this income, Ecosia removes the operating costs (employee salaries, social charges, and all that is the running costs of the company). Ecosia then removes the communication costs (communication is used to make themselves known and grow globally). Of what is left (called the surplus), the company pays 80% to fund tree planting around the world. For example, last March, Ecosia funded the planting of almost a million trees in total: in Burkina Faso, Indonesia and Madagascar.
Ecosia transparent above all
First, it is important to gain the trust of Internet users who may doubt the good faith of the company. This is why it is possible to find each month on the site detailed financial reports as well as reports of tree plantations around the world.
Why invest in trees?
As the company indicates on its website, trees help maintain biodiversity. Indeed, it is they which shelter many species necessary for the balance of nature. Trees filter the air, they are the ones that provide healthy and clean air. Trees have many other virtues and are essential to the balance of the planet.
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