• How it works

Ecosia is a search engine like Google, but very different: we use our ad revenue to plant trees where nature and people need them most. The Ecosia community has already planted millions of trees in Ethiopia, Brazil, Indonesia, Spain, as well as many other biodiversity hotspots.

• 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 positive

CO2 neutral is not enough. Thanks to our solar plant and the Ecosia forests around the world, each of your searches removes around 1 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere.

• Radical transparency

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.

• …or learn more:

Find out more about our tree-planting projects, team, and mission on our website:

• Follow us on our journey to 1 billion trees:

The Ecosia blog:

• Required permissions:

"Web page contents" - This is required to make it possible to search with Ecosia through the Safari Smartbar.
“Browsing history” - A consequence of the first permission but we don’t use it.
Supported by Safari 12.1 and above

• What others are saying:

“By making Ecosia your search engine you can actually help the environment one search at a time.”
– The Guardian

“If that's not incredible fundraising progress by a single company, we're not sure what is."
– Treehugger

What’s New

Version 4.2.1

Search with Ecosia directly from the status bar

- Fixed compatibility issues with previous macOS versions

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
199 Ratings

199 Ratings

Mama of P & M ,

Everybody must use this!

I love the idea, and I love how seemlessly easy and simple to use. The best of all, Ecosia is an honest organization which shows its finantial information as well as its project's progress all in transparency, so I could determne it is legitimate and serious about what it says it will do for environment.

Past century, humans have destroyed so much on this planet, partially because of ignorance, but mostly arrogance. Thus, now we have to repair as much as we can, and that is what Ecosia does for all of us. Cool thing is that even I can participate the repair work by using the search engine. What a cool and great idea! Thank you Ecosia. I keep using so I can be a part of planting trees where the most needed.

ashley.jackson ,

Amazing Idea but...

I first saw this app through multiple adds and didn't download at first, until I saw the reviews. I checked out the website and it seemed pretty legit. I downloaded the app and was happy as can be knowing I was helping the planet.

But probably a week into using the app, I started experiencing some trouble with bugs on my computer. Pop ups started appearing more than usual, random apps that were clearly scams downloaded themselves onto my laptop. I didn't know what happened until my dad(who fixes computers for a living) said it was my search engine causing the problem. I haven't downloaded any other programs and my computer is pretty new.

I would really like to believe that it was something else I did that caused these problems, this truly does seem like an amazing company that I would love to support. I'm hoping I'm just that extremely rare case and that Ecosia fixes their bugs so they can continue to grow.

Barney okay? ,

Love this

Why wouldnt anyone get this? It's a simple and easy way to help our environment! To be honest, I was super skeptical at first and thought that this would be just another one of those things where people use good causes to only gain a following and then never follow through with what they say they will. However, I was happy that you allowed easily accessed information that showed how you guys are impacting the planet, showing proof that of where your money goes, and giving us access to how you do what you do! Love this app, will definitely reccomend to all friends.

App Privacy

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Ecosia GmbH
8.3 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Age Rating
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