Glad Group is continually looking for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our services. We always try to ensure that we are taking a sustainable approach to our business activities and such, have recently encouraged our employees to get behind movements like Earth Hour and Earth Day. Glad Group started using Ecosia, a web browser that plants trees! By switching our browser to Ecosia, Glad Group is taking another step towards being environmentally friendly.
What is Ecosia?
Ecosia has 7 million active users over the world and to this day, over 59 million trees have been planted in different parts of the world: Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Indonesia and more!
Ecosia is a social business founded in Germany in 2009 that uses the profit they make from internet users (us) searches to plant trees where they are needed most. The more searches you do, the more trees you plant!
Ecosia prides themselves on respecting their users’ privacy and do not sell your data to advertisers. They don’t have third party trackers.
How to get Ecosia?
If you want to join the movement and use Ecosia, click on the link and follow the instructions in your usual browser: http://bit.ly/EcosiaBrowser
How does Ecosia plant trees?
- You search the web with Ecosia
- Search ads generate income for Ecosia
- Ecosia uses this income to plant trees
Ecosia counts the number of searches you have performed and on average you need around 45 searches to plant a tree!
Ecosia also creates partnerships with native organisations that work with local farmers. For example, in Brazil, the trees that have been planted there are contributing to the reforestation of degraded areas in watersheds that supply water to the city of Sao Paulo.
“Trees mean a happy environment, healthy people, and a strong economy.”