Search the Web and Plant a Tree
by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Pray tell me where else would one find such an elegant intro to a post on a computer tips & tricks site. Nowhere…that’s where. You’re so lucky, I tells ya!
If you like trees, and you don’t mind a few ads appearing at the top of your search, you can plant a tree just by searching the Web with Ecosia – today’s Cloudeight Site Pick. We like trees, you love trees – nobody doesn’t like trees! (Grammarians, go ahead – blast me!)
We’re going to give you some tidbits from the site’s (search engine’s) developers and show you some lovely screenshots…then we’re going to send you on your way so you can plant a tree.
Over 4 million trees planted
We’ve planted more than 4 million trees around the world, most recently in Burkina Faso in Africa. We’ve also generated over 2.5 million Euros for forestry programs since our founding in December 2009.
Turning deserts into forests
Ecosia uses its search ad revenue to plant trees in Burkina Faso in Africa, bringing water, plants and animals back to drought-ridden areas. The revived land means more jobs, healthier livestock and more independent people. A stronger local economy allows both women and men to earn their own income, meaning more children can go to school. Our forests are part of the international effort to build a “Great Green Wall” across Africa for increased environmental, social and economic prosperity.
And now, friends, it’s up to you. Do you want to plant a tree? Remember, I think I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree…so go plant one – right now!