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Rebecca's idea helps to Plant Change

Rebecca's idea helps to Plant Change

Web-searches at Strathallan School could help plant trees thanks to the introduction of Ecosia to the school intranet.

Fourth form pupil Rebecca J introduced the search engine Ecosia to the school intranet this term, meaning every search could help plant trees around the world.

Ecosia, which donates 80% or more of its profits to nonprofit organizations that focus on reforestation and planting trees where they are needed the most, recently announced that it had planted more than 100 million trees.

Rebecca said, “We had been learning about the effects of climate change in Geography and I figured that given how many of us use search engines every day, then why not implement a small change that makes a real difference. Ecosia is completely transparent, it’s private and their servers run on 200% renewable energy.

She added, "I think it's great that every time we research a concept or term at school, it goes some way in helping re-green our planet."

Since 2014, Ecosia has planted more than 15 million trees in Burkina Faso and Mali, re-greening the desert. You can find out more about their work here.

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