Ecosia: Browse to plant trees.

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About this app

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 Chromium and gives you an intuitive, fast and secure browsing experience with everything you need, including tabs, incognito mode, bookmarks, downloads and a built-in ad blocker. 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


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Updated on
Jun 8, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
173K reviews
Heather Turley
June 20, 2022
I'm incredibly disappointed the this browser had now switched to the grid view for tabs. It's hard to use for me and the lack of it is one reason I was using this app in the first place. I hope that you all make it an optional feature because I will mostly likely have to find a new browser if it stays. Edit: I did switch because I couldn't stand the thumbnail layout anymore and it didn't seem to be changing. I'm severely disappointed.
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Lleu Czar
June 18, 2022
I love using Ecosia! I am a very curious person, so whenever I'm wondering something I'm immediately compelled to research and learn more about it, which leads me look up an average of 30 things a day. Well....what better way to make a usage of those searches than to plant trees? There are no other options out there that do good for the environment for doing everyday things like searching things up. Plus, Ecosia has features that surpass other commonly used search engines. It's perfect!
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Lisa Person
June 20, 2022
I've used Ecosia for 2+ years. I love the work they are doing to address climate change and deforestation. The built-in ad blocker and option to reject cookies was helpful. Their search engine is less robust and the browser is unusable for local results, but workable. The June update, however, is atrocious. The aesthetics are visually repelling. The ad blocker is defunct as ads pop up like crazy and are also the first 10 results returned on search. The browser now also lags interminably. Fix!
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What's new

Introducing Ecosia's new design. The new look is a visual statement of our commitment to climate action being stronger than ever. We hope you like it!