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Article • August 30, 2011

Help the Environment While Searching Online

Browse a search engine that saves the rainforest with Ecosia

Did you ever hear the one about a Search Engine that walks into a bar? No, us neither. Sounds hilarious though.

Though they’re not serving any beverages, Ecosia is a magnificent and beneficent way to quench your thirst for knowledge while helping the environment. Powered by Bing and Yahoo, Ecosia is a search engine with reliable results that also donates a huge chunk of their profits to work in the Amazon.

Every time you click on an advertisement in Ecosia’s results, Bing and Yahoo send their profits back to Ecosia. Twenty percent of that income is used to maintain Ecosia and the rest goes to an Amazon rainforest protection program supported by the WWF.

All you have to do to help every single day is change your default search bar, and occasionally click on a sponsored result. It’ll go toward WWF Brazil’s efforts to preserve the Tumucumaque region and its rainforest preserve roughly the size of Switzerland.

Ecosia is setting the search bar pretty high. Almost as high as our tolerance for our own puns.