There are now 30 million more trees in the world thanks to people who are casually surfing the web.
The environmental milestone is thanks to Ecosia, a search engine that uses all of their profits generated from internet searches to plant trees around the world.
It works similarly to any other search engine (like Google), except for the fact that since Ecosia started in 2009, their reforestation efforts have removed 1.5 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.
According to the organization, people make over 3.5 billion Google searches every day – and if just a fraction of those searches were made through their service, then the world would get a lot greener a lot more quickly.
The browser is easy to implement, too – all you have to do is download a web browser extension from their website (for free), and then you go about your business.
This way, when you’re searching for funny cat videos, you’re helping to passively plant trees around the world.
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