Want to help save the planet? Ever wished you could do good while surfing the web, as you always do? Want to turn Google Chrome into a web browser that plants trees?
Now you can, without any technical knowledge. And for free. Here are 3 simple steps how to turn Google Chrome into a tree-planting browser.
Saving the planet is a daunting task. Wouldn’t it be great if we could start this monumental project with small steps? Maybe right now, right from the comfort of your screen?
Now you can – turn Google Chrome into a tree-planting browser, and help reforest our planet while surfing and working from home.
- 1 Why planting trees matters
- 2 Why choose Google Chrome as web browser to plant trees?
- 3 3 simple steps that turn Google Chrome into a tree-planting browser
- 4 A web browser that plants trees. Planting trees can be so simple.
- 5 In addition to your tree-planting browser: Plant even more free trees!
- 6 What are your thoughts on turning Chrome into a web browser that plants trees?
Why planting trees matters
If you’ve been following Click A Tree for a while, you already know why planting trees matters. If not: Trees fight climate change, create habitat for endangered animal species and jobs for local communities. Three good deeds in one – how good is that?
Even better: Now you can fully automate these three good deeds. By having Chrome plant trees for you, you won’t have to worry about that “one good deed a day” thing mum always mentioned. Now you’ll be doing three good deeds a day – simply by surfing the web.
For further information on why planting trees matters read our Ghana project introduction to learn more about the social and ecological benefits of planting trees.
Why choose Google Chrome as web browser to plant trees?
Having a broad selection of web browsers to choose from, you may wonder why we choose Google Chrome to plant trees going forward.
The answer is simple: Market share. Google Chrome is by far the most popular internet browser, with global market shares of between 60 and 70%, depending on which source you trust.
Since our mission at Click A Tree is to bring sustainability to the masses, choosing the most popular browser to begin with makes sense, doesn’t it?
We make sustainability as simple as possible, so we focused the three following steps primarily for Google Chrome to create a tree-planting browser.
However, with these small tweaks you can also turn Opera, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox into browsers that plant trees for you.
3 simple steps that turn Google Chrome into a tree-planting browser
So let’s dive right in. Let’s turn your Google Chrome into a browser that plants trees for you – for free.
Step 1: Get the free Click A Tree Tree-Planting Assistant
The Click A Tree Tree-Planting Assistant is a Google Chrome browser extension. While you surf the web, the assistant keeps an eye out for opportunities to plant trees, and alerts you to these with a small notification.
Of course you can freely decide every time whether you’d like to take the opportunity or whether you’re not feeling in a tree-planting mood at that moment.
Most opportunities present themselves while online shopping or booking travel. Prominent partners include Booking.com, Skyscanner and Expedia, and there are constantly new partners joining the movement.
The e-commerce shops and booking platforms pay a small marketing commission to Click A Tree for promoting them, and we invest that commission into planting trees.
Your costs stay exactly the same – the trees are paid for from the marketing budgets of the corporations.
Instead of investing the money into Google AdWords or TV Ads, they invest it into planting trees. In our opinion, that’s the smartest way to invest your marketing budget. Would you agree?
Step 2: Use WWF Panda Search
WWF Panda Search is an internet search engine like Google. With one important difference: They invest their ad revenue into WWF projects, which include creating habitat for endangered animals, installing wildlife monitoring cameras or equipping wildlife rangers to protect animals in need.
For you, that means business as usual. Install the WWF Panda Search as your standard search engine, and keep searching the web. Search results are now delivered by Panda Search, and ads you’re interested in benefit our entire planet instead of one single corporation.
What’s not to like?
Step 3: Meet Tab for a Cause
Tab for a Cause found a genius way to help our planet. Every time you open a new tab, they display ads in this tab. That generates revenue – and they invest this revenue into worthwhile causes.
It’s as simple as installing the Tab for a Cause Chrome browser extension, creating and account and forgetting about it – if you want.
If you don’t want to forget about it: Tab for a Cause counts all the new tabs you open as hearts. At the end of each month, all hearts receive a monetary value, depending on the ad income of that month.
Then you can decide which company you’d like to donate your hearts to. That can be planting trees, or digging wells, or offering education to children, or any other important cause.
Simply open a new tab and access your Tab for a Cause account settings on the top right. It also shows you how many tabs you’ve opened since installation and how many tabs you had open at peak times – you might be surprised.
A web browser that plants trees. Planting trees can be so simple.
There you have it. 3 super simple ways to turn Google Chrome into a web browser that plants trees. And, as mentioned above, most other browsers qualify as well to become tree-planting browsers.
“Now keep surfing the web – and start saving the world.“
Chris Kaiser, Click A Tree
And, special tip: Do share this article! The more browsers we turn into tree-planting browsers, the better. Our planet needs every tree it can get.
In addition to your tree-planting browser: Plant even more free trees!
If planting trees by browsing the web isn’t enough for you, there are multiple additional options to plant trees – and a lot of them are free.
You can reforest the planet at no additional charge while eating sushi, ordering electronics or writing emails. We’ve explained it all in our article on how to plant trees for free.
And if that is not enough, you can of course any time plant a tree here on Click A Tree. As mentioned above, trees fight climate change, create habitat for endangered animal species and jobs for local communities. So you can do 3 good deeds – right here, right now. Are you in?
What are your thoughts on turning Chrome into a web browser that plants trees?
Now over to you: What do you think about turning Chrome into a web browser that plants trees? Do you have further thoughts on how to plant even more trees while surfing the web? Which other moments in life do you believe we can turn into tree-planting moments?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below or join our Facebook conversation on turning Google Chrome into a browser that plants trees.
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