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Why Ecosia is our go to Search Engine

Posted by Rob Mayes earlier this month

What is Ecosia?

Ecosia goes beyond being an ordinary search engine. It’s a not-for-profit tech company with a mission: to plant and safeguard trees. By allocating 100% of its profits to environmental causes, Ecosia has successfully planted over 180 million trees since its inception in December 2009. Beyond tree planting, Ecosia actively supports initiatives related to regenerative agriculture, renewable energy, and community-driven climate projects.

The Benefits of Using Ecosia

  1. Plant Trees with Every Search: One of the standout features of Ecosia is its commitment to tree planting. With every search you make, Ecosia generates revenue from search ads and uses it to plant trees in regions such as the Amazon rainforest, Madagascar, and Indonesia. By simply searching the web, you can contribute to reforestation efforts and help combat deforestation.

  2. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: Ecosia operates on renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. By using Ecosia, you can reduce your carbon footprint and support the transition to clean, sustainable energy.

  3. Transparent and Ethical: Ecosia prides itself on transparency and ethical business practices. The company publishes monthly financial reports detailing how revenue is allocated towards tree planting projects, ensuring accountability and trust among users.

  4. Privacy-Focused: Ecosia prioritises user privacy and does not track or sell personal data to advertisers. Your searches remain anonymous and encrypted, protecting your privacy while you browse the web.

  5. Available Across Devices: Whether you're using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, Ecosia is available across all devices and platforms. Simply install the Ecosia browser extension or mobile app to start searching with purpose.

  6. Certified B-Corp:- Certified B Corporations are businesses that use their profits to benefit the planet and stakeholders. Verified for social and environmental performance, they balance profit and purpose, aiming for a more inclusive and sustainable economy

How to Get Started with Ecosia

Getting started with Ecosia is easy and only takes a few simple steps:

  1. Go to Set as your home page.

  2. Install the Ecosia Extension: Add the Ecosia extension to your web browser of choice, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, to make Ecosia your default search engine.

  3. Install the Ecosia Browser: Go to and download their dedicated web browser.

  4. Download the Mobile App: If you prefer to browse on your smartphone or tablet, download the Ecosia app from the App Store or Google Play Store and set it as your default search engine.

  5. Start Searching: Once you've installed Ecosia, start searching the web as you normally would. With each search you make, you'll be contributing to tree planting projects around the world.


Ecosia offers a simple yet powerful way to make a positive impact on our planet while browsing the web. By using Ecosia as your default search engine, you can plant trees, reduce your carbon footprint, and support sustainable reforestation efforts – all with just a few clicks.

So, why not join millions of users around the world and start searching with purpose? With Ecosia, every search has the power to make a difference and create a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come.

Happy searching, and here's to a forest-filled future! 🌳✨

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