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Ben O (156)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:04 am
Ecosia's Mission:
There are all kinds of problems in our modern world that need fixing. At Ecosia, we want to do our share to find and support innovative solutions to as many of these problems as we can. As part of our vision to end deforestation, we want to plant one billion new trees by the year 2020...

Ben O (156)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:09 am
Ecosia has been my search engine for a long time and I have planted many trees. My mission: To plant more trees, plant more trees, and plant more trees...

Kathleen M (211)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:14 am
Brilliant! Thanks, Ben. Couldn't get it to download, tho'. Suggestions?

Ben O (156)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:15 am
The importance of trees:
Since the beginning, trees have furnished us with two of life's essentials, food and oxygen. As we evolved, they provided additional necessities such as shelter, medicine, and tools. Today, their value continues to increase and more benefits of trees are being discovered as their role expands to satisfy the needs created by our modern lifestyles.

Community and Social Value

Trees are an important part of every community. Our streets, parks, playgrounds and backyards are lined with trees that create a peaceful, aesthetically pleasing environment. Trees increase our quality of life by bringing natural elements and wildlife habitats into urban settings. We gather under the cool shade they provide during outdoor activities with family and friends. Many neighborhoods are also the home of very old trees that serve as historic landmarks and a great source of town pride.
Using trees in cities to deflect the sunlight reduces the heat island effect caused by pavement and commercial buildings.

Ben O (156)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:18 am
Ecological and Environmental Value:
Trees contribute to their environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, "One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen. This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people." Trees, shrubs and turf also filter air by removing dust and absorbing other pollutants like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. After trees intercept unhealthy particles, rain washes them to the ground.

Trees control climate by moderating the effects of the sun, rain and wind. Leaves absorb and filter the sun's radiant energy, keeping things cool in summer. Trees also preserve warmth by providing a screen from harsh wind. In addition to influencing wind speed and direction, they shield us from the downfall of rain, sleet and hail. Trees also lower the air temperature and reduce the heat intensity of the greenhouse effect by maintaining low levels of carbon dioxide...

Ben O (156)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:19 am
Many animals, including elephants, koalas and giraffes eat leaves for nourishment. Flowers are eaten by monkeys, and nectar is a favorite of birds, bats and many insects. Animals also eat much of the same fruit that we enjoy This process helps disperse seeds over great distances. Of course, hundreds of living creatures call trees their home. Leaf-covered branches keep many animals, such as birds and squirrels, out of the reach of predators...

Ben O (156)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:21 am
Kathleen, I have no problems with "Visit site"...

Donna T (0)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:22 am
thank you

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:35 am
Great+shared--thx Ben..we need all the trees we could get.

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 10:14 am
ty Ben

Animae C (514)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 2:15 pm
Thoroughly enjoyed your collection of pics!!

Added Ecosia to Chrome!

Thanx Ben

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 7:49 pm
Interesting Ben. Thank you!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 7:52 pm
Great photos Ben. Anxious to check out your other albums.
Thank you

Monica D (580)
Tuesday June 2, 2015, 8:55 pm
Many thanks Ben.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 3:47 am
Great! I just plant 10 trees. Thanks Ben!

Ben O (156)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 3:58 am
Right on! We can NEVER plant too many trees!!!

Ben O (156)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 5:26 am
We can also use 500 butterfly credits to plant a tree. I've planted about 1,900 trees so far BTW...
However, I would really like to know WHERE those trees are planted of course!

Ben O (156)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 5:27 am
What if a million members would Care2...???

Wednesday June 3, 2015, 6:28 am
You just helped plant a tree!
Way to go! Keep searching with Ecosia to plant even more.
and agree with you, Ben: "We can NEVER plant too many trees!!! "

Ben O (156)
Wednesday June 3, 2015, 7:23 am
29,8 million Care2 members have planted 383,890 trees so far. Trees for the planted 17 million trees in 2014. Now we're talking!

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday June 4, 2015, 8:20 am
Ed & I have and use this add on with both the browers we use. Thank you Ben

Animae C (514)
Friday June 5, 2015, 7:40 am

So far i've planted 51 trees with my new browser : )

Ben O (156)
Thursday June 11, 2015, 10:47 am
Now we are 30 million members. What if ONE million would Care2 make a difference...???

Monday June 29, 2015, 2:31 pm
1 tree with your help
Thank you, Ben!

Monday June 29, 2015, 2:31 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Ben because you have done so within the last hour.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 8, 2015, 12:18 pm
I'm so sorry... I was so late to join ecosia...and you promote it for so long... and so far I "plant" only...around 150. Not much :) I have to try harder :)

Ben O (156)
Thursday July 9, 2015, 3:14 am
Don't be sorry, Dimitris. Together we've planted 2,3 million trees!

Ben O (156)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 6:47 am
And today; 3 million trees planted!

Ben O (156)
Saturday December 26, 2015, 6:47 am
Now imagine; -If a million members would Care2 plant a tree every day...WOW!!!

Ben O (156)
Tuesday May 10, 2016, 5:28 am
4 million trees we're talking!

Ben O (156)
Sunday May 15, 2016, 3:56 am
Plant more trees! Plant more trees! We can NEVER plant too many!

Sunday May 15, 2016, 11:07 pm
just shared as my cover story for the Pinterest folder Daily acts of kindness for the voiceless
Thank you, Ben
p.s. You cannot currently send a star to Ben because you have done so within the last hour

Ben O (156)
Friday November 10, 2017, 9:09 am
16 million trees planted!!!

Ben O (156)
Sunday January 14, 2018, 8:30 am
19,5 million trees planted!

Ben O (156)
Tuesday January 23, 2018, 9:21 am
20 million trees planted!

Ben O (156)
Monday February 19, 2018, 7:23 am
21 million trees planted!

Ben O (156)
Saturday March 3, 2018, 3:59 am
22 million trees planted!!!!!

Ben O (156)
Saturday March 31, 2018, 8:57 am
24 million trees planted!

Ben O (156)
Wednesday April 11, 2018, 4:10 am
25 million trees planted!

Animae C (514)
Sunday April 15, 2018, 7:50 am
25,454,482 Trees already planted by Ecosia users

Ben O (156)
Tuesday April 24, 2018, 9:39 am
And now...26 million trees planted!

Animae C (514)
Saturday May 5, 2018, 8:20 am
27,027,000 Trees already planted by Ecosia users

Ben O (156)
Monday May 21, 2018, 9:09 am
28 million trees planted!!!!!

Animae C (514)
Monday May 21, 2018, 7:56 pm

🌴 🌲 🌳 🌱

Ben O (156)
Thursday June 7, 2018, 7:01 am
29,6 million trees planted!

Ben O (156)
Tuesday June 12, 2018, 9:19 am
And, now...30 million trees planted!

Animae C (514)
Thursday June 14, 2018, 4:24 am
🌴 🌲 🌳

Animae C (514)
Thursday June 14, 2018, 4:25 am
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