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Maciamo
17-08-20, 13:53
I have switched my main search engine to Ecosia (https://www.ecosia.org/), the only climate-friendly search engine. Founded in 2009, it was the first certified B-corporation (https://bcorporation.net/about-b-corps) in Germany. Ecosia uses clean, solar energy to power the searches and donates most of the money generated to plant trees. This makes Ecosia a carbon-negative search engine (https://ecosia.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201531072-How-does-Ecosia-neutralize-a-search-s-CO2-emissions-). Unlike other search engines, it is a not-for-profit company and is privacy-friendly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4gb6gBF4Eo). Reforestation won't be back extinct species to life, but it does help reduce global warming.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo93M_6Xl50


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1AVgbI_1r0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-iEZJ8uaxU


https://youtu.be/2sJA-gHFCVo

Maciamo
17-08-20, 14:13
According to Statcounter (https://gs.statcounter.com/search-engine-market-share) 92% of people worldwide use Google as their search engine, followed by Microsoft's Bing with 2.8%. Ecosia is also powered by Bing. At present Ecosia is most popular in France, where it does better than Bing, Yahoo or DuckDuckGo. Ecosia's market share is still low, but hopefully we can make it grow together.

Ecosia market share 2020

France : 1.05%
Germany : 0.79%
Switzerland : 0.73%
Belgium : 0.67%
Austria : 0.56%
United Kingdom : 0.29%
Netherlands : 0.26%
Italy : 0.23%
New Zealand : 0.18%
Australia : 0.17%
Costa Rica : 0.14%
USA : 0.12%
Canada : 0.11%
Denmark : 0.11%
Portugal : 0.11%
Sweden : 0.10%
Mexico : 0.10%
Argentina : 0.07%
South Africa : 0.04%
Brazil : 0.03%

Archetype0ne
17-08-20, 14:22
I have switched my main search engine to Ecosia (https://www.ecosia.org/), the only climate-friendly search engine. Founded in 2009, it was the first certified B-corporation (https://bcorporation.net/about-b-corps) in Germany. Ecosia uses clean, solar energy to power the searches and donates most of the money generated to plant trees. This makes Ecosia a carbon-negative search engine (https://ecosia.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201531072-How-does-Ecosia-neutralize-a-search-s-CO2-emissions-). Unlike other search engines, it is a not-for-profit company and is privacy-friendly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4gb6gBF4Eo). Reforestation won't be back extinct species to life, but it does help reduce global warming.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo93M_6Xl50


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1AVgbI_1r0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-iEZJ8uaxU


https://youtu.be/2sJA-gHFCVo

Respect for putting ideas and values into concrete action.
Too many people are very idealistic without actually contributing.
I will give the engine a try. Sadly I am a bit hooked to the Google "eco"system (pun there) of services, and I suspect the vast majority is similar... But lets hope.

Maciamo
17-08-20, 22:06
I recommend that you create an account (https://www.ecosia.org/account/login) to customise your search results (country, language, etc.) and see how many trees were planted thanks to your searches.