Start using Ecosia today and join a global community of over 7 million people taking action to reforest the planet and fight climate change.
Ecosia is the tree-planting search engine. We use 100% of the profit we make from searches to finance reforestation programs and empower communities around the world. Download the Ecosia search engine and plant trees for free, just by searching the web.
Planet over Profit
Our goal is to build a greener and better world for everyone, not to maximize returns for shareholders. That’s why we’ve made a legally binding commitment to ensure that no profits can ever be taken out of the company. As part of our vision to end deforestation, we want to plant one billion new trees by 2020.
We are more than just CO2 neutral. Ecosia owns and operates its own solar plant to power your searches with 100% renewable energy. In fact, thanks to the amazing trees we plant, each search actually removes around 1 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.
More than 25% of the world’s population rely on forest resources for their livelihoods. By planting trees you can fight climate change, restore landscapes, protect wildlife and help people by providing nutrition, employment and education. In the long term this leads to healthier, happier and more economically stable communities.
Forests need protecting and so does your privacy. We do both:
• We don’t save your searches
• We don’t track the websites you visits
• We don’t sell your data to advertisers
• Your searches are always SSL-encrypted
We know that trust has to be earned. That’s why we publish all our monthly financial reports and tree-planting receipts on our website.
Find out more about our tree-planting projects, team, and mission on our website: https://info.ecosia.org/
Follow us on our Journey to 1 Billion Trees:
The Ecosia Blog: https://blog.ecosia.org/
* Improved performance and stability
We are always working hard to make the app more helpful to you, faster and more stable. If you have feedback let us know and if you enjoy the app, leave us a review!
Ratings and Reviews
My FAVORITE Search Engine
Ah, good ol' Ecosia. I have had it as my default search engine on my laptop for over a year now, and it works absolutely just as well as any other search engine I've ever had. This is a legit organization, and they have very inspiring updates about the progress they make planting trees in the areas around the world that need it most. They are totally transparent about everything they do, all of their financial and social accountability info is easily available on their website. I couldn't recommended this app more highly-- everyone I know has switched from regular google or bing (even DuckDuckGo) to Ecosia, and it makes me feel way less guilty when I'm bumming around all day on the internet and I find out that at the end of the day, all my usual internet frittering has led to me being able to help these hardworking Ecosia associates realize their goals of planting trees♥️ also, I've never experienced any technical problems with this search engine, ever 🤗
I really want to like this app
Honestly, there should be more apps like this. Apps like Ecosia can really help conserve our planet’s resources. However, this concept alone is keeping this app on my home screen. From a UI standpoint, Ecosia is a watered-down version of Google. Simple functions like refreshing the page require you to press an extra button (a solution I actually admire but is not very efficient). And what I dislike the most is that certain links that work on any other browser out there do not work on Ecosia. This is extremely frustrating.
Many things about this app need to be fixed. Simply taking inspiration from the Google browser would really help improve this app, and I feel that many more people would download it if it were improved. Regretfully, I probably won’t use this app a lot until its problems are resolved (right now, it’s just not practical to use), but I really, really hope this app is improved on.
Fantastic searching at
Overall this is a great app I recommend it to all my friends it goes to a great cause and does not go to a greedy corporations my Google or Yahoo. Whenever a Google something and brings up probably three ads and the money that the ads paid to be there go to a forest planting organization. It takes about 70 searches to plant one tree and I have planted probably 25 trees over the last year I had the app. So it's not like you're going to plan and tire for us but you are doing a major part for the ecosystem. The apps does not seem to crash I've never had a problem with it it is as easy to Google things as Google app. The only thing I do not like is I don't think there is a search history or I just cannot seem to find it. Overall I would recommend it to anyone, so give it a try.
- Ecosia GmbH
- 42.3 MB
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Unrestricted Web Access
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © Ecosia
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