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Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees

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This extension sets your search engine to Ecosia and customizes your new tab page so you can plant trees with every search.

Image from store Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees
Description from store ➤ 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. ♡ Get the chrome extension today. The world will be better for it. ♡ ➤ …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/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecosia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ecosia Twitter: https://twitter.com/ecosia Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EcosiaORG ➤ 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." – Treehugger

Latest reviews

  • (2022-01-23) Shaoriar Ridwan: This extension is mind blowing
  • (2022-01-22) Toni 855: its best
  • (2022-01-22) Rayhan Kabir: love it
  • (2022-01-22) Devang U Raj: love it!
  • (2022-01-21) Action Gamerz BD: awesome
  • (2022-01-21) NooB_TMPXD: bad
  • (2022-01-20) khang nguyen: good
  • (2022-01-20) Sugiyono online: ok good
  • (2022-01-18) UFO Tech: El buscador no es muy bueno no da muchos resultados, aveces tengo que usar google y eso es molesto. Estaria bueno que, no sé, mejoren el motor de busqueda. 4/5 por que estan ayudando al planeta
  • (2022-01-17) Muhammad Hakim: this good
  • (2022-01-17) Jose Fernando Duarte Lozano: Maravillosa idea. Tengo los complemtentos en firefox, chrome y la app de android. Sin embargo tiene problemas de velocidad muchas veces (no se por que cuando está el complemento activo (crhome en win 10) y con ecosia como buscador principal, y ecosia anda lento en esos momentos, muchos sitios incluidos los bancos se ponen extremadamente lentos pero a penas lo desactivas funcionan bien. Eso espantó a mi mamá y me hizo desinstalarlo y para mi sorpresa si era por eso!). Que es lo que pasa ahi????!!! Y la otra cosa es que muchas muchas veces no se encuentran las cosas tan facil como en google y no hay de otra.... Otra cosa, es que la app de android es demasiado basica y deficiente. es como un chrome recortado. Queremos plantar arboles y entendemos que tienen que dejar los anuncios de SU pagina, pero pueden bloquear el resto con ublock origin, y proteger la privacidad de los trackers! A uno le gustaría tener ecosia como navegador primario, pero si no se puede confiar en la seguridad Y privacidad, están condenandose a si mismos a quedarse como un navegador secundario que usas cuando te acuerdas que existe porque no usaste la busqueda de google (ya sea la barra o por voz), pero no lo puedes usar para cosas importantes porque dudas de su seguridad y privacidad.!!! También dejen de molestar y dejen sumar los arbolitos de todos los navegadores. no quiero perder la mitad solo para unificar el bendito contador!! Y si uno quiere hacerse una cuenta solo para eso y para sincronizacion de todo entre dispositivos, a pesar de su privacidad, pues den la opcion
  • (2022-01-17) Nodirmach: Loved it
  • (2022-01-17) sh suvo: Loved it
  • (2022-01-16) Ray Walsh: Get da extension yo.
  • (2022-01-16) Sagor Talukder: gd
  • (2022-01-12) Md Naeem Islam Xunayed: Wow
  • (2022-01-11) GriDDD GriDDD: awesome
  • (2022-01-07) Mariana Millan: This is a great search engine and please stick around for a quick three reasons why. 1. They are saving the environment This is a great a reason and why I decided to get this extension 2. I know that sometimes the search results may be messy, but if this happens then just add "#g" to your question or whatever or you're looking up and get google results and still help plant trees 3. It's free and up lifting. If you ever feel like you're not doing enough for the environment and you are too overwhelmed at the moment to do anything else, remember you're helping plant trees around the world with your search engine. Thanks for reading!
  • (2022-01-07) Selcen Olgun: I love how it plants trees and all but google is more than a search engine. google has translate and caculater. Also when on google and you search up something like What is a superb lyrebirds habitat it will immietetly show you a small response that you don't need to search for a good site for, also if you ask for the meaning of a word google will show you google translate along with the meaning. Ecosia could work on better search results and more advanced results. What I love about Ecosia and what made me actually not skip the add and click "get Ecosia" was the fact that it plant trees.
  • (2022-01-04) Jack Wolf: Takes a little more work than Google. But not so much that it's that much of a hassle. Usually I can find what I'm looking for 99% of the time just as fast. The other 1% is a bit more nuanced and needs data information that Google collects to get me to where I want to be but it's a small trade off for the privacy and trees it gives. It works great for computer, not so great for smartphones but it's such a small difference that you only know if you've only ever used the computer version.
  • (2022-01-04) Mononi Nakumiwaka: This is the best extension on the chrome web store.
  • (2022-01-02) Alex's Gaming Adventures: Honestly I only went to Ecosia because SearcheScene shut down. But so far I'm already loving it. 😀👍
  • (2021-12-30) D Snow.: ứng dụng rất tốt
  • (2021-12-27) G Z: works just like google but for a good cause!! :)
  • (2021-12-26) Raj27 Mithu: very nice and fast to search
  • (2021-12-19) Squiggly Androsa: I initially had this installed as a friend from school told me about this, but as I grew older, I'm more dubious about this search engine and the extension itself. For one, it seems as though Ecosia touts itself as a charity organisation that helps to plant trees, but one issue I see is that all these trees are being "planted" but where, and how is the better question. With so many trees being planted, you'd think by now that Ecosia would be well reputable, but you have to be told they exist before you are aware of it. Strikes me odd because that's a lot of trees that I'm sure TeamTrees would be jealous. The next question is where they get the money to buy and then plant a tree for each search result. It might seem obvious to say it's the ads, but it is worth noting that Ecosia's search engine is not unique; it runs on the Bing search engine. That means they have to be getting money elsewhere to not only buy trees, but keep their company afloat. This leads onto the dubious and vague nature of privacy. Though they say they will not distribute it, words mean nothing when presented with the prospect of money. In this day and age, "selling data" is a given and not an exception, and there's never really a website that won't store or distribute data. Many free services stay afloat because of analytics; it's a fancy term for "we talked with our stakeholders and gave them your info". Lastly, I should warn that this extension has been marked by several antivirus services as a Potentially Unwanted Program, meaning that this extension might not be safe. Just like how The Great Suspender was safe until it was found out that it was malicious, Ecosia Search Engine extension may as well be another case of malware disguised as an extension. No other extension I have installed ever been flagged, so it seems quite suspicious that this is a PUP. Long short: this extension is marketing material to get you to use a suspicious search engine.
  • (2021-12-15) Khoa Cao Anh: good
  • (2021-12-14) NoahÇhãrłš: I really like the idea of this and I appreciate the transparency. My only complaint is that it doesn't come with its own dark mode and I have to download one separately.
  • (2021-12-10) Kats: Fantastic search engine, great cause, just really really hard on my eyes due to the lack of a dark mode
  • (2021-12-10) John RR: 谢谢开发者
  • (2021-11-26) Crimson: grave carré
  • (2021-11-12) Claire Kowalec: I use Ecosia together with OpenTabs to double my environmentally-friendly impact! As a college student, I love Ecosia. It's practical and easy to use, and I love the format and design. I recommend Ecosia to everyone I meet!
  • (2021-11-03) Jessica F.: I'd love this a lot more if the landing page didn't have a constantly moving number driving me INSANE. Some of us can't stand modern motion garbage. Please fix it. I'd love to love your service and help plant lots of trees. UPDATE: This addon replaced my Homepage and New Tab with Ecosia's stupid tree-counter graphic that drives me insane. And every attempt I've made to disable it leaves me with Chrome's default New Tab view. So, I officially hate this addon. THANKS FOR RUINING CHROME!
  • (2021-10-31) Mariano Ramos: Me
  • (2021-10-29) Thomas Schittli: Wer möchte schon nur 10 Resultate angezeigt erhalten? Bei Recherchen passiert es auf 1000 Suchanfragen vielleicht 2 Mal, dass in den ersten 10 Resultaten tatsächlich nützliches mit dabei ist. Und wenn man die Resultate 30-39 sieht, verliert man das Resultat der anderen Seiten und muss schon wieder blättern? Einfach nur peinlich, diese Art "Usability" und in Zeiten von Fake News eine Schande. Irgendwie sind die fast immer in den ersten Ergebnissen.
  • (2021-10-16) G Kim: Ecosia makes me happy everytime I use the search engine. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
  • (2021-09-27) Keltoum ONADJA: Si je peux aider à améliorer et aider à vivre dans un monde meilleur ; pourquoi pas ! Bonne initiative
  • (2021-09-12) Lambros Spyrou: Outstanding extension!
  • (2021-08-29) Eikosi Lover: great way to plant tree without paying a penny
  • (2021-08-28) Best way to help mother nature for free
  • (2021-08-23) minimini: es una buena idea.
  • (2021-08-15) The Bgs content: good
  • (2021-08-11) the jo in higashikata: great
  • (2021-08-10) Shayc Cramp: Super quick, and modern design that reminds me of Scholar Google. It also plant's a tree for every 45th search, meaning Ecosia is super eco-friendly and has dedicated goals for changing climate change!
  • (2021-08-10) Justus Lutter: Ich würde mir wirklich wünschen, dass man Ecosia selbst personalisieren kann bspw. Darkmode oder eigene Hintergründe hinzufügen kann
  • (2021-08-10) afrin rahman: loved it
  • (2021-08-07) Wuttisack Sengdala: it good
  • (2021-08-05) Federico Mier: Cada día lo encuentro mejor, ya llevo más de 7000 búsquedas y va mejorando poco a poco
  • (2021-07-29) Jack _: Absolutely awesome search engine... helps the environment!

Latest issues

  • (2022-01-13, v:4.0.7) Sumon Digital: ssssssssssssssssssssss
    Bonjour, Je rencontre un problème récurrent concernant la saisie dans la barre de recherche Ecosia : il m'est impossible de saisir du contenu. Je me suis d'abord rapprochée de l'assistance fabricant de mon appareil, mais je me rends compte à présent que cela est lié à l'extension Ecosia. Que faire ? Bien à vous, ZB
  • (2022-01-11, v:4.0.7) Violeta Vlahovic: problem
    invalid manifest for yandex
  • (2022-01-11, v:4.0.7) Violeta Vlahovic: problem
    invalid manifest for yondex
  • (2022-01-07, v:4.0.7) The Regina Family: More trees and making sure it is trusted!
    I suggest that, each time you search a tree gets planted instead of 45 times. I also want adds from google and Ecosia that they say: "Ecosia works with Google." I also want images back like google, i'm just not used to not seeing a beautiful picture on my screen.
  • (2021-12-27, v:4.0.7) MD SHAMIM AHMED: hi
  • (2021-12-19, v:4.0.7) ams bro: TO DONATED
    i will like to donated £1000
  • (2021-11-26, v:4.0.4) cannot move the extension directory into profile
    I want to install ECOSIA for Chrome, but whenever I try, the following error message comes up: cannot move the extension directory into profile... How do I fix that? Thanks for your help! Aline
  • (2021-11-13, v:3.4.0) carlos sanchez: buscando ayuda economica para plantar arboles
    soy carlos sanchez vivo en costa rica, tengo una finca de 118 hectareas. ubicada en Guanacaste con un proyecto de siembra de arboles de tek tengo pendiente de sembrar 10 mil arboles, estoy bucando ayuda economica para este proyecto y le pagare con los certificados de bonos de carbono. mi correo es [email protected]
  • (2021-10-19, v:3.4.0) ID CTo: Don't change my new tab to Ecosia
    I only want to search from the URL bar
  • (2021-10-11, v:3.4.0) MUHAMMAD MUNZIR: Twitter sucks
    To many hacker
  • (2021-10-05, v:3.4.0) ZMB: Saisie clavier
    Bonjour, Je rencontre un problème récurrent concernant la saisie dans la barre de recherche Ecosia : il m'est impossible de saisir du contenu. Je me suis d'abord rapprochée de l'assistance fabricant de mon appareil, mais je me rends compte à présent que cela est lié à l'extension Ecosia. Que faire ? Bien à vous, ZB
  • (2021-10-05, v:3.4.0) Gert Hirschmann: Zugang zu Ecosia
    Wie komme ich wieder an die Ecosia Suchmaschine, habe nirgends einen Zugang gefunden. Bis gestern ging es noch problemlos. Heute hat nichts geklappt. Grüße von Gert Hirschmann - [email protected]
  • (2021-09-24, v:3.4.0) Amanda Tucker: Chrome issues
    Two days in a row I have had to reinstall Ecosia in Chrome. Is Google being a monopolist like always?
  • (2021-09-21, v:3.4.0) Katie Edgeworth: Ecosia not working on region Ireland
    Hi for some reason ecosia is not giving any results when ireland is selected as the region I changed it to united kingdom and it worked so it seems to be an issue I believe with Ireland Can you please assist or advise on this Regards, Katie
  • (2021-09-17, v:3.4.0) Vero Libero: possiamo utilizzare candele elettriche al posto della paraffina?
    le nostre chiese non hanno finestre ampie che arieggiano i locali nulla vieta che si usino candele elettriche al posto dei derivati del petrolio quanto si risparmia in consumi di aria respirabile dieci candele sempre accese equivalgono ad un motore diesel 20 hp chi respira quell'aria? le persone che frequentano il luogo sacro posso allegare documentazione di candele cancerogene e di radicali liberi nei luoghi di assemblee sacre
  • (2021-08-17, v:3.4.0) Juan Carlos: CREAR UN CORREO
  • (2021-08-09, v:3.4.0) Sree: Dilip Rabe Das Computer Trainer: Job
    I Am New But Am Agree Worked .
  • (2021-08-09, v:3.4.0) Kayzunn.: problem
    I've already installed it. But let's install it again
  • (2021-07-23, v:3.4.0) Amarachi Udihirinwa: Ecosia images
    I can no longer see images from searching. The only way my screen loads them is when i turn off the extension.
  • (2021-07-02, v:3.4.0) Phoeniix mudest: theme
    add dark mode so I can be able to make ecosia blend in
  • (2021-06-13, v:3.4.0) Francisca Baeza Baeza: Problema técnico del buscador Ecosia
    No carga correctamente la página y dice que hay problemas para cargar cualquier página. Le sugiero que arreglen este desperfecto lo antes posible. Gracias. Usuaria molesta Francisca Isabel Baeza Baeza .
  • (2021-05-16, v:3.3.0) Madison K: Reinstalling in google
    I've had this extension for a few years but right now my google decided to reset or something and I am trying to put it back in and it says that it cannot move the extension directory into profile. What does that mean?
  • (2021-04-24, v:3.3.0) The Green Jordan Project: OceanHero+Ecosia suggestion
    you and oceanhero should team up and create a search engine that plants trees and saves the ocean OMGGGGGGG! THAT WOULD BE GREAT!
  • (2021-04-23, v:3.3.0) Kitty Raine: Night Mode for new tab please
    I have my Chrome set to a dark theme as well as the Dark Reader extension to help with all of the sites that don't have a dark/night theme. Ever time I new tab with Ecosia as my search engine it automatically makes it come up in a light mode with is absolutely blinding to me. If I go to the actual page it respects my dark themes, but I haven't found a way to make the new tab function do that just yet. Would really love to be able to, considering that I don't want to be blinded every time I want to search for something. Any way to do that?
  • (2021-03-28, v:3.3.0) Ar E: Images
    Everything is working fantastic and it's so awesome thinking that my searches can save trees <3. However, a problem which is MAJOR for me is the fact I can't go onto the 'Images' section. I can type something and results will come up, but when I switch over to 'Images' it gives me the message: Yikes! There was a problem loading the results for '...' . I am pretty sure Ecosia is causing this because I removed it temporarily, and there was no problem seeing the images. I would desperately appreciate this if someone could investigate in this!
  • (2021-03-28, v:3.3.0) Camille: Images
    Everything is working fantastic and it's so awesome thinking that my searches can save trees <3. However, a problem which is MAJOR for me is the fact I can't go onto the 'Images' section. I can type something and results will come up, but when I switch over to 'Images' it gives me the message: Yikes! There was a problem loading the results for '...' . I am pretty sure Ecosia is causing this because I removed it temporarily, and there was no problem seeing the images. I would desperately appreciate this if someone could investigate in this!
  • (2021-03-18, v:3.3.0) aya lois: can i stat now
    like today
  • (2021-03-08, v:3.3.0) Uthmaan Fakir: Shopping
    If im browsing the internet for things to buy i cant change to only view shopping items like how you can do in google.... this would be very helpful and help me to save the environment more :D
  • (2021-03-07, v:3.3.0) blueninja012: Calculation in search bar
    When using google, you can type in equations in the search bar and it will automatically give an answer, without you having to search anything, I was hoping this could come to ecosia since that's a feature I genuinely use so often that not having it is a complete deal breaker for me when it comes to this
  • (2021-02-22, v:3.3.0) Lenni_ builder: Neuer Tab/Startseite
    Wenn das Ecosia-plugin installiert ist, bekommt man als Neuer-Tab Seite diese weiße Ecosia-Seite. Ich hätte aber gerne Ecosia als Suchmaschiene aber trotzdem die Standard "Neuer Tab" Seite des Chrome/Edge Browsers. Ich habe auch schon viele Dinge ausprobiert, wie z. B. über "New Tab redirect" edge://newtab oder chrome://newtab aufzurufen.
  • (2021-02-08, v:3.3.0) Sorin Thode: Google font searches changed after installing Ecosia extension
    Hello, I installed ecosia as a chrome extension on my macbook. This lead to changing the font of my google searches, so I uninstalled it. However, the ecosia font remains and I am unable to restore it to the normal google font. It is not linked to my google appearance settings and only happens when I am signed into the google account that downloaded the extension. Please let me know if there can be anything done to fix this. Thank you.
  • (2021-02-04, v:3.3.0) Dobber Sanchez: Big tech are attacking
    Yeah my ecosia has issues, i noticed it wasnt in darkmode anymore, and when i try to activate it,it tells me 'Please keep the official Ecosia chrome extension installed to keep all features !' I think those google overlords have decided to screw with it so they can have more data. Evil
  • (2021-01-31, v:3.3.0) Manco CAPAC: extension de ..
    Bonjour Je souhaite installer ECOSIA, mais chaque fois que je veux le télécharger, il doit être associé à un autre moteur de recherche. Comment avoir Ecosia en tant que moteur de recherche, à part entière sans qu'il soit associé à un autre Merci mon e-mail: [email protected]
  • (2021-01-20, v:3.3.0) Wacuka Maina: How do I add ecosia extension?
    Can no longer add extension to Chrome
  • (2020-12-21, v:3.3.0) Awaytohealthy: Doesn't work
    Do you know why I can't download the extension anymore ? it doesn't work, and I can't use it search by default ! (I'm french sorry for my english) Thanks for your help
  • (2020-12-18, v:3.3.0) Ryan Dodds: how can i share this idea???
    hey there fell in love with the idea of your business right away and straight away added it to my immediate browser, i was wondering how i can share the add on to my friends? if thats possible? keep up the good work :) Ryan
  • (2020-12-15, v:3.3.0) marva carberry: i dont want to plant any trees please get off my computer
    its taking over my compu=ter please off load
  • (2020-12-06, v:3.3.0) Hayden Mai: Chrome Extension
    I LOVE Ecosia, but for some reason it suddenly uninstalled itself, and now I'm trying to re-install it, only for the chrome browser to say that it "Could not move extension directory into profile". Please fix this because this extension has been the only barrier between me and some stupid virus-site. Also it makes me feel better about my increasing anxiety that the world is ending and no one cares (but you guys do!)
  • (2020-11-28, v:3.3.0) Aidan O: Unable to add extension
    I've had ecosia for a while but I recently just removed some malware that was redirecting me to different browsers and I ended up losing the extension, so I've been trying to re-add it but it keeps saying "An error has occurred - Could not move extension directory into profile." I can still set my default search engine to ecosia but it's not the same as having the extension.
  • (2020-11-24, v:3.3.0) mad. exe: moin
    ich kann kein yt schauen
  • (2020-10-29, v:3.3.0) Luis Antonio Borges: iNFORMAÇÃO
    Ecosia em portugues.
  • (2020-10-28, v:3.3.0) Harry Neil: Incognito windows on Brave browser
    Whenever I open an incognito window and type something in the search bar, then press enter, the application fully quits.
  • (2020-10-18, v:3.3.0) Whitney Lev: Appearing without permission
    Why does this keep appearing in my default search engines without me manually putting it there? I have never heard of this before noticing it in my settings, so I can't imagine an honest reason that this would happen without my permission.
  • (2020-09-29, v:3.3.0) Katharina Jockenhöfer: ecosia chrome extension doesn't fully work
    nach hinzufügen der extension intsalliert sich die brwoserleitste nicht von ecosia. hier wird ein "erstatz" serach engine "seach marquis" gezeigt. über das ecosia icon im browser kann ich die wecosia website aufrufen, aber ich will ja ndie suchleiste nutzen. Kann es sein dass ich in den browsereinstellungen etwas blockiere, was die extension braucht? flash habe ich aktiviert, third party cookies auch…?
  • (2020-09-06, v:3.3.0) Kim Boyd: Google calendar
    How do I access the Google calendar from Ecosia on my pc?
  • (2020-08-24, v:3.3.0) TIM Bong: Frontpage and No Files
    1. I cannot download the Ecosia chrome extensions, there is no files. When I click download, he downloads a file that says - error. 2. Before, Ecosia was able to show a frontpage with all my most frequent visits, bookmarks, with a white background and a searchbar. The computer version doesn't have it, the phone does.
  • (2020-08-15, v:3.3.0) Julie Droussin: Ecosia on Wordpress Blog
    Hello, Is it possible to install Ecosia search to my Wordpress blog instead of the Google one ?
  • (2020-07-21, v:3.3.0) reisende Karina: lässt sich nicht als Standardbrowser installieren
    Mein Programm zeigt an, dass ich Ecosia auf meinem HP nicht als Browser einstellen kann. Auf dem Apple Handy war es problemlos möglich. Warum?
  • (2020-07-21, v:3.3.0) Dario Luna Barrios: Favorites
    Hello, recently my computer decomposed and in my favorites I had very important websites I used for school, do you know if there´s a way to recover them?? Thanks!!
  • (2020-07-17, v:3.3.0) Pedro M.: A Requiem for an Extension
    Chrome + Ecosia = no bueno! Which is Complainglish for "They aren't playing well together." Is there a fix? Or will this treason go unpunished? Maybe turn the '"development" [OFF] and back [ON] again?


2,000,000 history
4.7 (2,278 votes)
Last update / version
2021-12-16 / 4.0.7
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