What is Google?
Take a look: https://www.google.es/
As we all know, Google is a search engine that can be employed to find a variety of information such as websites, pictures, maps and more.
Google uses a computer program called a ‘web crawler’ that looks at the billions of websites available on the World Wide Web and examines their content to find ‘keywords’. Then it indexes these to make the websites easier for the search engine to find.
- There’s a simple search box into which you can type your query.
- Answers are provided almost instantly.
- You can choose to search for websites, images, news, maps and much more.
- It will make suggestions for alternative search terms if you misspell a word or name.
- You can do searches all over the world.
What is Ecosia?
Take a look: https://www.ecosia.org/
Ecosia is a web search engine which that gives you information, pictures, maps…
Also uses a computer program that looks at a lot for websites avaiables on the world.
But what is the difference between Ecosia and Google?
Easy, Ecosia is a web search engine which donates 80% of its surplus income to non-profit conservationist organizations, with a focus on tree planting. As a “social business”, Ecosia is CO2-neutral and supports full financial transparency, and is certified by B-Lab as a benefit corporation.
How it works?
- You search the web with Ecosia.
- Search ads generate income for Ecosia.
- Ecosia uses this income to plant trees.
and over 27 million trees planted!
They’re nature’s high-impact home remedy. These are just a few of the benefits:
- Water security: Forests regulate the watercycles and prevent floods. They create moisturous microclimates and increase groundwater levels. They act like a “sponge” and therefore prevent droughts.
- Soil protection: Trees protect the soil from erosion and they create productive and fertile land. If you cut down trees, you will very soon end up with a desert.
- Happy people: Forests provide us with healthy food and lots of other products, which can be sustainably harvested. Worldwide the livelihood of 1.6 billion people depends on forests.
- Biodiversity: Forests are the most diverse systems on land with millions of species out of which many have not even been discovered and analyzed yet.
- Clean air: Trees create oxygen, which we need to breathe. They also clean the air by absorbing pollutant gases and filtering out particulates.
- Cool climate: Trees absorb CO2, which is one of the main drivers of climate change. Larger forests can even create clouds, which then reflect the sunlight and cool our planet.
So, now you know the differences, ways and reasons to use theese search engines, just choose what is better for you and for the world, think about!