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Ecosia - Who Cares About a Green Search Engine?

@inproceedings{Ruch2011EcosiaW,
  title={Ecosia - Who Cares About a Green Search Engine?},
  author={Thierry Jean Ruch and Nils-Holger Schmidt and Jasmin Decker and Lutz Maria Kolbe},
  booktitle={Americas Conference on Information Systems},
  year={2011}
}
The environmental impact of IT is facing increasing public attention. The search engine Ecosia takes advantage of this situation by pursuing a Social Business model. Search engines need electricity to provide their services and indirectly produce CO2. The estimation of greenhouse gas emissions for the average search query using the market leader Google fluctuate between 0.2 g and 10.0 g of CO2. The search engine Ecosia tries to compensate the emissions by donating most of its revenues to the… 
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