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Toolbar update!

Hi guys,

You should see an update available today for the Ecocho toolbar – you can now search for websites, images and news directly from the toolbar. You’ll see links on the toolbar for your favourite email account, the Ecocho game and the Tell a Friend page. It’s worth noting too that Ecocho’s toolbar is one of the first to be compatible with Firefox 3 (well done, Thomas!). We hope you’re happy to see this update, please give us feedback – we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Cheers!

Alex

Ecocho’s Web Producer

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Ecocho growing fast!

Hello, howdy, bonjour, ciao, hallo, hola, hej, g’day Ecochosters!

A whopping 70,000 of you came to Ecocho yesterday and numbers are still growing. This is great news, and so we thought we’d start a little top 10 of world Ecocho users.

The current Ecocho top ten is:

1. Italy
2. Germany
3. United States
4. Netherlands
5. Sweden
6. France
7. Belgium
8. Australia
9. Spain
10. Austria

Italia is holding on to the top spot, with Germany a close second. Ecocho began in Australia and yet the Aussies have slipped down to 8th! Come on Australia – we can do better than 8th!

Quite a few of you have still been asking about how Ecocho is verified and how we’re accountable with regards to our carbon credits and how we make sure the trees are grown! For details, this page explains our verification process in detail.

As you’ll see, we buy credits from official, Government schemes; the first scheme we are investing in is the New South Wales government GGAS (Greenhouse Gas Abatement Scheme). They grow the trees, which we fund.

This is all very well, and you may be pleased to know that the planting of trees (in relation to credits) is being handled by a government department. However, how can you be sure that we are buying the credits that we say we are, and retiring them in a fair and honest way? Well, you can log in to the government’s own GGAS website here: https://www.ggas-registry.nsw.gov.au/ and using our organisation name (Ecocho), username (Guest) and our password (guestecocho01), you can see the exact amount of credits we have bought and retired.

We hope this helps to alleviate any concerns, but if not please get in touch with any questions.

Once again, thank you all for visiting Ecocho and helping us to grow trees!

Alex
Ecocho’s Web Producer
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