Ecosia: Browse to plant trees.

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About this app

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
Nov 21, 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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

169K reviews
Charles Annecharico
September 24, 2023
Great browser alternative, with load times fast as any competition. Have had issues with image results in the past being zoomed in for no reason, but opening image in separate tab seemed to resolve that, and some bugs when they switched up how the tree count looks, which reset my search counter and is still broken, but that isn't a necessary feature so I won't complain. Love to see where their profits go and all their projects, overall great app!
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Trac Fone
September 22, 2023
App crashes and immediately closes out when opening it with the messages "Ecosia keeps stopping" and "Ecosia has stopped". Giving only the options to close or submit feedback. Has not worked for weeks now. I have repeatedly cleared the app cache and data, uninstalled and reinstalled the app, updated to no avail. It immediately closes out upon opening it with the error box popping up informing me the Ecosia app has stopped or that it keeps stopping. Unusable.
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River Handley
September 6, 2023
i used to love ecosia and recommend it to everyone but not anymore. i loved the option of ad blocking... except it doesn't work. i still get ads all the time where there shouldn't be. the accessability in the settings to zoom text warps the whole web page and cuts off parts of it instead of just increasing text size? it used to work just fine. little stuff like this slowly make it bothersome at best, unusable at worst.
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What's new

We reorganised the homepage:
All your impact related information is now gathered there.

We also fixed some bugs and added some stability 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!