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March 2, 2011

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Ecosia -The Green Search

Ecosia - Startup Featured on Startuplift

People search the web with Ecosia, which facilitates the donation of 80% of its ad revenue to a rainforest protection program.

Target Audience: Everyday web users,
Website URL: http://www.ecosia.org


Feedback sought:

  • Visit www.ecosia.org. Is it clear (or easy to find out) what the site is about?
  • How do you feel about the design? What about the concept?
  • Try a search (images, video, maps or news): are you happy with the results? Why or why not?
  • Is any other part of the search / site experience lacking?
  • Any other suggestions, complaints or comments?

About Ecosia:

Ecosia is a social business dedicated to environmental sustainability via the donation of revenue to WWF’s rainforest protection programs. Its best-known service, 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. Cents may not sound like much, but they certainly add up: Ecosia was able to generate just under 125,000 Euros (164,000 USD) for rainforest protection in just the first year.

Here is a short video on how Ecosia works:

       
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