Welcome to another Tech Tip! This month, I’m sharing a search engine that helps the environment each time you use it: Ecosia. They donate 80% of their profits to non-profit organizations that focus on reforestation. They even publish their monthly financial reports and tree planting receipts so users can hold them accountable. It’s a service that I’ve used off and on over the years, and I really enjoy watching the counter that tells me how many trees I’ve planted with my searches! Mobile apps are available so you can even help plant them on-the-go.
What’s your favorite alternative search engine, and what does it do differently than Google? Please share in the comments below!
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