Earlier this month, Google pledged that it would donate money for every Chrome tab opened. The program ran from December 15 through to December 19 and it was capped at $1 million. Thanks to everyone's tabulous efforts, the cap was hit.
The program pledged to donate money to charity based on how many tabs opened during the day.
- 10 tabs = 1 tree planted
- 10 tabs = 1 book published and donated
- 25 tabs = 1 vaccination treatment provided
- 100 tabs = 1 square foot of shelter built
- 200 tabs = 1 person's clean water for a year
Each Chrome user chose the causes their tabs would support, and this is where the money is going:
- $245,278 toward planting trees in the Atlantic Forest, one of the world’s endangered tropical forests.
- $232,791 toward providing clean water, by building freshwater wells for communities in developing nations.
- $112,078 toward building shelter, to be constructed by volunteers for impoverished families in Latin America.
- $267,336 toward administering vaccinations against meningitis to combat outbreaks in Africa.
- $142,518 toward publishing books by local writers and illustrators, which will be created and donated to schools and libraries across Asia and Africa.