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It's easy being green

01 Feb 2011

Did you know that searching the web actually causes CO2 emissions? It’s true. Large server networks, which consume a huge amount of energy, power your internet searches while making profits for the people who own them. Ecosia is an eco-friendly search engine alternative backed by Yahoo, Bing and the World Wide Fund for Nature. It works just like any other search engine, except with a key difference: Ecosia gives at least 80% of its advertising revenue to a rainforest protection programme run by the WWF. This means that Ecosia users can save about two square meters of rainforest with every search they do – without paying a thing. And the fact that Ecosia servers run on green electricity (meaning that they do not cause any CO2 emissions) is just the icing on the cake. www.ecosia.org

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