A Simple Web Search Can Help the Fight Against Deforestation

December 7, 2017

Feel like you’re not doing enough for the environment? Well just by doing a simple web search you can help plant a tree that will contribute towards a range of global issues. Such as the fight against climate change, deforestation and the chance to provide much needed nutrition, employment, education, medical assistance and political as well as economic stability.

Ecosia works by planting a tree every time someone makes a web search in Ecosia’s own unique browser. The Ecosia community plants a tree every 1.7 seconds and as of today have already planted over 17 million trees, with their number constantly on the rise.

They have also announced their mission to plant 1 billlion trees by 2020.

Considering that worldwide, the livelihood of 1.6 billion people depend on forests, its an extremely important cause to get behind as trees create oxygen, and I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but we kind of desperately need it to breathe. They also clean the air by filtering out pollutant gases.

Ecosia has helped many struggling areas of the world by helping to decrease the chance of deforestation. One example was the region of Burkina Faso, which Ecosia is helping to stop the increase of desert conditions and to make their land fertile again, helping to bring back life and economic gain to the region.

Nicaragua has also experienced heavy deforestation due to the area being lined with volcanos. By planting trees, Ecosia has helped the region to avoid further soil erosion, and is helping to restore water sources.

So we advise you to change your browser and take joy in the fact that every time you search for something on the web that you are contributing to a wider and very important cause.

 

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