How it worksThe name Forestle is deducted from the word "forest". Forestle is a "green Internet search engine". We use our advertising revenue to protect endangered rainforest regions in order to keep our worlds most precious ecosystems intact and fight global warming.
Forestle earns advertising revenue from clicks on "sponsored links". These are text links which are displayed next to the generic search results on the result page of our search engine. The sponsored links at Forestle are delivered by our partner Yahoo.
All of our income (minus about 10% administrative costs) is donated to the adopt an acre program, which is run by The Nature Conservancy – one of the most renowned environmental protection organizations in the world. They use the money, which is generated by Forestle, for the sustainable protection of the most precious rainforests on our planet.
Forestle in numbers
The advertising income, which Forestle generates from your web searches, is sufficient to save 0.1 square meter (0.11 yd²) of rain forest per search.
An average Internet user does about 1,000 searches annually. This means that you can save more than 100 square meters (109 yd²) of rainforest every year simply by using Forestle. And the best is that it is absolutely free!
In order to keep Forestle transparent, we post monthly reports, which show how much rainforest has been saved. In total more than 10,319,493.0 m² (11,285,397.5 yd²) have been protected already by Forestle!
Forestle can make a difference
The more people use our search engine the more rainforest area we can save. So please help spread the word.
See what Forestle users can achieve every year just by searching the Internet:
|number of users||saved rainforest area||equals to the area of|
|1||100 m² (109 yd²)||a big class room|
|50||5,000 m² (5,468 yd²)||football field|
|500||50,000 m² (54,680 yd²)||Cheops pyramid|
|5,000||500,000 m² (546,806 yd²)||Vatican|
|50,000||5,000,000 m² (5,468,066 yd²)||Central Park in New York|
|500,000||50,000,000 m² (54,680,664 yd²)||Manhattan|
|5,000,000||500,000,000 m² (546,806,640 yd²)||New York City|
Any questions about Forestle?
If you have any questions about Forestle please visit our frequently asked questions section.