Search for Trees

🌳  32 million acres of forrest have been uprooted and destroyed for human use or by natural cause. As I write this, 7.5 acres have already been cleared.

🌳  Due to deforestation 28 thousand species can go extinct in the next 25 years. 

🌳  Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second, translating to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide.

Oh sorry, did that Google statistic seem out of place?
Allow me to connect the two.

Driven by the disappearance of trees, a search engine called Ecosia has been developed. Every search run through Ecosia generates funds through ads that go towards planting a tree. Currently the search engine has 7 million active users, with 5.8 million euros (6.8 million dollars) raised for the cause which will plant 17.8 million trees. The number of users for this search engines comes only as a fraction compared to the users of Google. Imagine if the statistics of Google use was applied to Ecosia! The number of trees that could be planted exceeds the numbers I have learned in school. Air quality as well as climate would be more stable and the animals would have a place to thrive. Not all of us may have the opportunity to plant a tree, but by plugging into the opportunity provided we can all do our part, one search at a time.