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Search Green for Earth Day

Posted on 4.21.2008
It's Earth Day, so why not do something positive for the environment while still doing your job? Ecocho is a search engine that will sponsor the planting of two trees for every 1,000 searhces. On their home page, there is a counter that currently sits at 3,345 trees planted, resulting in 3,679,603 lbs. of CO2 emissions saved.

Currently they are using Yahoo search results - Google recentlyl blocked the use of their search engine for reasons unkown. However, regular Yahoo searches show ads on the right side of the page and Ecocho results do not. Also, on their blog, Ecocho directs users to voice their complaints to adsense-support@google.com.

There is even a black version of the screen to ensure maximum evironmentalism. A quick test of search results were similar to using regular Yahoo search, although not exactly the same. A search for "website magazine" yielded about 45 million results on Ecocho and 558 million on Yahoo. But, I figure it's worth the effort for Earth Day.

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