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
Mar 27, 2023

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

Ratings and reviews

168K reviews
Samuel Santaella
February 26, 2023
This is a review for the app, not the search engine, which I like and have used for a few years. This app isn't just a search engine; it's a whole browser. It simply doesn't have enough features to be a long-term daily driver; I'm better off just using Ecosia on my browser of choice. (I don't know how many trees I've helped plant over time, since I clear the cache from time to time. 😅) No extensions, no sync, no desktop app to sync *to*. While there's an ad blocker, there's no tracker blocker.
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Jerico Blayne ChildofGod
January 17, 2023
The search browser is very good. Helping the environment at the same time is a plus that will never get old or run out of style. Thanks to those who put this plan together. It didn't even have to make forced changes to survive with majority of people now inside or behind a screen instead of noticing the tree crisis . It tells me alot about the care and sacrifices in other ways we all are making to keep the good news trending.
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A Google user
March 18, 2019
I keep getting messages that "Ecosia has stopped working" and "do you want to force quit or wait?" Not just when the browser freezes, but also sometimes when it's just lagging a bit and sometimes when it's not even open amd I'm not using it. Other than that, the browser works fine, no slower than the Chrome app with very similar functions, and I'm happy to be helping a good cause!
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What's new

- In the past, our search counter use to only display number of searches done, now it's total trees planted. You can now see your total tree counter on the new tab page and in the new Your impact dashboard > "Settings" > "Your Impact".

- Bug fixes and general performance improvements.

We are always working hard to make Ecosia better for you. Send any questions or feedback to our team at, we love hearing from you.