An Internet Search Engine that Plants Trees, The Solutions Journal, Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages 8 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/an-internet-search-engine-that-plants-trees/) Abstract: The cloud-computing industry, a huge and rapidly growing area of the technology sector, has been making headlines recently. A report by Greenpeace called ''Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet'' has thrown the spotlight on energy usage by the cloud-computing industry. While Apple, Google, and Facebook are leading the charge by switching to and using renewable energy, Twitter and Amazon Web Services (AWS) received a fail for their heavy reliance on fossil fuels such as coal. AWS, which provides a platform for Pinterest, Netflix, and Tumblr, has especially one of the dirtiest footprints of all of the companies looked at. One technology company has set out from the start to make energy usage and the environment their core philosophy. Ecosia, a Berlin-based startup, is a carbon-neutral web search engine. Ecosia neutralizes all CO2 emissions for their web searches and server infrastructure by offsetting using a Gold Standard Project in Madagascar run by … Topics: Conservation; Economy; Sustainability