Plant trees while you search the web

Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees with its ad revenue. Get the free browser extension and use Ecosia every time you search.

How it works

Over 3 million trees planted

We've planted more than 3 million trees around the world, most recently in Burkina Faso in Africa. We've also generated over more than 5 million Euros for forestry programs since our founding in December 2009.

  • 12 sec to plant a tree
  • over 2 million active users
  • now 3,430,817 trees total
  • over 2,797,711 eur donated total
  • 0.28 eur per tree

Turning deserts into forests

Ecosia uses its search ad revenue to plant trees in Burkina Faso in Africa, bringing water, plants and animals back to drought-ridden areas. The revived land means more jobs, healthier livestock and more independent people. A stronger local economy allows both women and men to earn their own income, meaning more children can go to school. Our forests are part of the international effort to build a "Great Green Wall" across Africa for increased environmental, social and economic prosperity.

  • Sustainable Land Use

    Trees can restart the water cycle in areas where the desert has taken over. Communities learn to care for the new forests and harvest them sustainably.

  • Healthier lives

    Trees bring other vegetation that helps filter the air, slowing the spread of disease. Cleaner water and food make for healthier people and livestock.

  • Stronger economies

    Trees create empowering earning opportunities for women and men. Double-income households mean more children can attend school.

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We believe in the power of people

This is why we're working to empower people everywhere to help protect this precious planet. We also believe in transparency, which is why we publish monthly receipts and business reports. Learn more about our history, mission and values in About Us.

This is why we're working to empower people everywhere to help protect this precious planet. We also believe in transparency, which is why we publish monthly donation receipts and business reports.

Learn more about us

"We want to create a world where the environment no longer needs protecting."

Learn more about us

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