Ecosia search engine

Google has been my search engine of choice and I’m a heavy user of Google’s services. But I’m not 100% comfortable with everything Google represents. The scandals continue to mount and the costs to society are heavy given the company’s influence. It certainly has come a long way from it’s old “Don’t be evil” mantra. Today, I took a small step toward weening myself from Google by installing the Ecosia extension (to Google’s Chrome browser, unfortunately). Ecoasia is known as the “search engine that plants trees” because it’s a benefit corporation that takes a portion of its ad revenues and uses it to, well, plant trees.

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