Proposed adoption of search engine at Ohio State to reduce carbon emissions

Last weekend, a group of Ohio State graduate students and their faculty adviser were awarded $40,000 in funding in the Smart Campus Challenge, a sustainability competition hosted by the Ohio State Energy Partners.

Their concept: to install Ecosia — a search engine where 80 percent of ad revenue generated by internet searches is used to fund organizations that plant trees around the world — as the default search engine onto 30,000 Ohio State campus computers.

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