Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees with its profits, and global crowdsourced initiative, Trump Forest, are proud to announce the launch of their partnership.

The partnership kicks off with a contribution of €10,000 from Ecosia for 47,170 trees towards Trump Forest: the global forest started earlier this year in New Zealand to offset and protest Donald Trump’s climate ignorance.

The trees will be planted in Morocco, as part of Ecosia’s reforestation project in the northern mountainous parts of the country.

Trump Forest is now almost three-quarters of the way to reaching one million trees planted around the world thanks to contributions from people in more than 30 countries. The tally has been achieved in just seven months.

Ecosia is a certified B Corporation launched in 2009 which uses 80% of its profits from search ad revenue to finance reforestation projects. The more people that use Ecosia, the more trees they can plant. The social enterprise has now planted more than 15,000,000 trees across ten countries.

As well as Ecosia’s initial 47,170 tree contribution, supporters of Trump Forest can keep adding trees to the global forest by simply switching their search engine to Ecosia. Every search they do through Ecosia will add trees to Trump Forest.

As big fans and longtime users of Ecosia, Trump Forest co-founder Adrien Taylor says he was “like an excited child” when Ecosia reached out about partnering together.

The partnership marks the start of Trump Forest’s Business Leadership campaign. The forest’s co-founders — Taylor, Jeff Willis, and Dr Dan Price — are putting the call out to businesses worldwide to follow Ecosia’s lead and take a stand against climate ignorance.

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