Ecosia 17+

Browse to plant trees

Ecosia GmbH

    • 4.7 • 3.4K Ratings
    • Free



Get Ecosia’s browser to start planting trees with your searches. Like other search engines, we make money through ads, but we use 100% of our profits for the planet. The Ecosia community has already planted 150 million trees in over 35 countries.

With one download you can help tackle climate change while also protecting your privacy. Download the Ecosia app today to plant trees as you search — it’s completely free!

Ad blocker and fast browsing — The Ecosia app is based on Mozilla’s Firefox and gives you an intuitive, fast and secure browsing experience with everything you need, including tabs, incognito mode, bookmarks, downloads, and dark mode. We also show a green leaf beside your results that are pro-environment, helping you make greener choices whilst you search.

Plant trees with your searches and be climate active every day — The Ecosia community is tackling climate change, protecting wildlife, and collaborating with local communities around the world, planting the right trees in the right places.

Protect your privacy — We don’t create a profile of you or track your location, we never sell your data to advertisers, and your searches are always SSL-encrypted. We want trees, not your data.

Carbon negative browser — Not only do the trees we plant absorb CO2, we also have our own solar plants. They don't just produce enough renewable energy to power all your searches, but twice as much! This means more renewables (and fewer fossil fuels) in the electricity grid.

Radical transparency — Our monthly financial reports disclose all of our projects so you can see exactly what our profits are going towards. We’re a not-for-profit tech company that dedicates 100% of its profits to climate action.

Get Ecosia today and be climate active every day

What’s New

Version 9.4.0

We fixed some bugs and added some stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Ryyyyyyyannnnnnnnnn ,

Incredible in every way

I’ve used Ecosia for around 2 months now, and I have to say it is fabulous. The general concept of planting trees is amazing and gives you a sense of pride and satisfaction every time you search for something. I love how Ecosia is so clear and honest with its users unlike many other companies and search engines (not giving names). The results are great and I would say close to being just as good as google, however, from time to time, I have to quickly search using google if I can’t find the answer I’m looking for. What I think could be improved is that Ecosia could put the most relevant answer to a search query in a box at the top just as google does. This saves time so that we don’t need to press links and can just get the answer to our searches. Overall, if you’re reading this, Ecosia is really worth putting as your main search engine as: it helps the environment massively, gets more jobs for people, has nearly as good results as Google (and definitely better results than other search engines), shows you what they do with their profits, respects your privacy (which is not the case with many search engines) and is just an outstanding search engine.

BoTether ,

Plant trees!

I installed and deleted Google's search app several times. It uses storage fast and I don't like the feeling of my every move being tracked and linked to everything else.

Ecosia takes up a lot less space. My every move might still be tracked across platforms, but at least something good comes from it. There's always the question, how do you know you're doing good? Google think they're doing good building the internet of things. But as someone who planted a lot if trees once said, planting trees was good in the past, and we thank those that planted the trees we see around us in our towns and cities. Planting trees still seems like a good idea now, and I bet that the people of the future will thank us for the trees we planted.

Rhomaroo ,

5 years using.

I have loved Ecosia, and it’s been my default browser for five years solid. however recently in the last year I kept having to ask google the same question as ECOSIA will not get the direct answers or links, websites immediately. It started to become exhausting, finding the information quickly, often getting utterly useless or not precise links first.i was Forever scrolling to find the information. I’m devestated thst Ive finally had to switch back to safari and giggle, simply to keep life easy and efficient.

For basic info, Ecosia is great but it just drive me nuts trying to find more detailed websites or links, and I’m a patient person. It just offers completely different websites when you type in the same thing on google or safari.

Incredible work you are all doing at Ecosia snd my five years with you are my most incredible, but for sanity I had to switch over back to the giants. Very sad about it too. Good luck and hope this can be looked at as you guys are the dream browser for me as I have not planted enough trees personally.

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