I started writing about Ecosia, the new, "green powered" search engine, the very first week it launched. I can't help but admit that I'm a bit envious that Davey Winder wrote the very first article about Ecosia the very first day it launched. But, hey, if he hadn't written about it I wouldn't know about it. Well, now to my news story.
Ecosia is a search engine like Google, Yahoo, and Bing, except Ecosia has a unique twist to internet search, they donate a large amount of the profit they make from ads to the WWF an organization which helps save the rain forest. According to Ecosia, each search saves 2.4 yards of rain forest, well I didn't want to know how many yards of rain forest Ecosia was saving. I wanted to know approximatly how many trees they were saving, so I did a lot of research. I first had to turn yards into feet, so 2.4 yards is 7.2 feet, than I had to find out the average base of a tree trunk which is approximately 4.5 feet. I than divided the 31,698,781 yards that have been saved to date by two. Now I know that 4.5 feet is 2.6 yards and Ecosia only saves 2.4 yards per search, so the exact amount of trees saved is off by a hair.
Anyways, I want to remind everyone who has yet to read my first news story on Ecosia, that every Google search uses approximately sixty watts of energy, while Ecosia claims that they are a green search engine, therefore they should be using less energy per search. I believe that Ecosia is green, I mean sure, I'd like to know how much energy each Ecosia search actually uses but they have yet to share that with the public.
Anyways, I'd like to conclude this news story with a warm congratulations to Ecosia, their employees, their investors, and most importantly their users for helping save so many trees, in such a short amount of time.