➤ 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.
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➤ …or learn more:
Find out more about our tree-planting projects, team, and mission on our website: https://info.ecosia.org
➤ Follow us on our journey to 1 billion trees:
The Ecosia blog: https://blog.ecosia.org/
➤ Required permissions:
"Read and change data on all ecosia.org sites’ and ‘Communicate with cooperating websites," - so that our extension can talk to ecosia.org and vice versa.
"Change your search settings to ecosia.org" - this permission allows us to change your default search engine to ecosia.org
"Read and modify your most visited websites" - this permission is needed for the “New Tab” page so that we can display your most visited sites
➤ 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."