Ecosia is a social business dedicated to environmental sustainability via the donation of revenue to the world’s most effective rainforest protection programs.
The search engine mask at Ecosia.org, is powered by Bing and Yahoo. It lets an essential and routine task – searching the web – double as an ecological contribution: not only are Ecosia search emissions offset, but every click on a sponsored ad within Ecosia translates into either cents for the environment – or cents for generating more cents for the environment.
Ecosia is a Germany-based company that launched in December 2009, inspired by founder Christian Kroll’s travels in South America.
It has recently launched EcoLink, an affiliate link scheme in partnership with Skimlinks and Viglink, that funnels money to the WWF too.
Ecosia supports WWF’s work in the Amazon through an official partnership with one of the world’s largest and most well-respected environmental organizations. Ecosia’s own servers run on green energy.