Ecosia is the tech company that puts the ability to do good into the hands of internet users. When you use Ecosia to browse the web, your searches are helping to plant trees and reverse the effects of climate change.
*** How it works
Like other search engines, Ecosia makes money from search ads. The big difference is, Ecosia uses its profits to plant trees, where nature and people need them most. The Ecosia community is planting millions of trees every month across the world’s most threatened biodiversity hotspots, simply by searching the web. The more people that use Ecosia, the more trees we can plant, it’s that easy! So what are you waiting for?
***Privacy, not just promises
We're interested in trees, not your data: we don’t save your searches, we don’t track the websites you visit, we don’t sell your data to advertisers, and your searches are always SSL-encrypted.
CO2 neutral is not enough. Thanks to our own solar plant powering our servers on 100% renewable energy, and the Ecosia forests around the world, each of your searches removes around 1 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Trust has to be earned. That’s why we publish our monthly financial reports and tree-planting receipts on our website. We also signed a legal contract that requires us to stay true to our not-for-profit cause, forever.
Download the Ecosia app today. The world will be better for it.
*** …or learn more:
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/
*** What others are saying:
“By making Ecosia your search engine you can actually help the environment one search at a time.”
– The Guardian
"A company, whose whole business model is built around planting trees. To fulfill its goal, the company’s customers don’t need to do anything more than leisurely browse the web at their convenience."
“If that's not incredible fundraising progress by a single company, we're not sure what is."
* Bug fixes, improved performance and stability
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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 🤗
Love the idea, not the execution
I love the idea of being able to plant trees with simple searches from my phone, however the actual execution could use some work. I’m not fond of the app itself, it keeps somehow losing the pages I last loaded when I go back into the app after being in a different one. Or it doesn’t update the page. As in, I read from my phone, and I’ll be in several chapters then leave the app because someone messaged me, then when I come back it has me several chapters behind. I then have to find which chapter I was on and scroll through to get to where I left off. In that sense the app itself is impractical. It also doesn’t allow separate tabs to be just that - separate. It has tab options but when you leave the new tab to go back to an older one, you can’t go back a page from the original tab, it portals you to the new tab. For research purposes this is unbearably frustrating. It would help if they could fix these things and make it run like a normal search engine, or have a way to add Ecosia as the default browser in safari. Because I would love to see this work, but at the moment it just doesn’t do it for me.
love it!! HOWEVER
i'm giving you 5 stars because this is honestly an amazing app with an amazing cause. just a couple things that i want to improve?
i want the app to be able to support higher quality videos, like higher than 360p. 720p or 1080p would be amazing.
i also want there to be less porn? i searched the name of a youtuber and a bunch of nsfw art came up of them that wouldn't normally come up in safari or google. or i searched "video" and a porn website came up in the results, which, again, normally wouldn't happen. i'm okay with porn but it makes me slightly uncomfortable when i'm scrolling through normal images and get blasted with images of penises!!!!
i feel like the search results work better and are newer in google or safari than on this app. i'll still use it because we need to save the planet but those are just a few small problems. thank you i love you and your app is amazing
- Ecosia GmbH
- 44.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © Ecosia
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.