Internet Searching the Green WayMarch 22, 2009
Yesterday I discovered The Eco-Key. It is a search engine connected to Google. You can do a plain google search or you can do a green-filtered search. For instance, when I search cars on Google I get links for buying cars online, links related to the movie Cars (4 out of 10), links with new car reviews, and a link to Ford Motor company. When I search using The Eco-Key I get 8 links to green-car related sites, and two dealing with selling or buying cars online. If you are looking for something eco-related this can be a big time saver.
There is an incentive to use The Eco-Key also. They donate a percentage of their ad revenue to organizations that remove litter in the world’s most polluted communities, parks, and beaches. They would like people to make The Eco-Key their homepage so that every time you boot up a little more litter is picked up. I use Explorer, so The Eco-Key is now one of my homepage tabs – in part because it’s a cause worth supporting and also because it’s a tool I’ll actually use. My recent searches for eco-friendly paints, siding, and treated lumber might have gone a little faster. Live and learn.
p.s. Simple Savvy wrote a great review on The Eco Key if you’d like more information.