Goodsearch is a Yahoo-powered search engine that contributes 50% of its revenue (1 penny per search) to an organization designated by the user. A similar donation can be made through Google-powered “Search Kindly”, but that does not let the user choose the organization. Although I much prefer Google over Yahoo, I decided to switch to Goodsearch since I could choose where my donation goes.
Goodsearch can be used to donate to many organizations (not just those that are environmentally focused). I decided to support the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation – MacKenzie Environmental Education Center which is in Poynette, WI. They offer nature trails and museums free of charge, plus they do field trips and educational programs to promote conservation. I had fun looking through the organizations and selecting one that matched my values. Goodsearch will be my first search engine. Of course, if I can’t find what I’m looking for I’ll use Google. Who can avoid Google?