Plant trees while you search the web
We use the profit we make from your searches to plant trees where they are needed most. Get the free browser extension and plant trees with every search.
How it works
- You search the web with Ecosia.
- Search ads generate income for Ecosia.
- Ecosia uses this income to plant trees.
Over 158 million trees planted
1.3 sec to plant a tree
over 20 million active users
- now 158,993,382 trees total
over 36,030,634 EUR invested
over 13,000 planting sites
We’re planting all around the world
Trees mean a happy environment, healthy people, and a strong economy.
Planting alternatives to palm oil
Vast palm oil monocultures have degraded Indonesia’s unique ecosystems. 25% of the country’s rainforests have been destroyed by the palm oil industry, displacing wildlife and endangering the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. With your help, we are restoring diverse forests on former plantations to create alternative sources of income.
Re-greening the desert
There’s hardly a place more vulnerable to climate change than northern Burkina Faso. Planting trees here restores desertified land to its former fertility, curbs violent conflict by creating employment, improves nutrition through agroforestry, and encourages communities to take charge of their future.
Saving chimps in Uganda
Only 5000 chimpanzees remain in Uganda, and their habitat is shrinking due to a growing demand for charcoal and firewood. Chimpanzees are shy animals, but have been forced to leave the forest in search of food, creating conflicts with farmers. Together with the Jane Goodall Institute, we plant tree corridors that connect remaining forests, so chimps can safely move between them.
Reforestation, done right
Our tree-planting principles
Planting trees is not always easy, and it takes real skill to make sure they survive. Our team of reforestation experts knows that native species are better than imported ones, and that biodiverse forests beat industrial monocultures. After planting your trees in biodiversity hotspots, we monitor them using satellite tech and field visits, and always work with local communities on eye-level.
We know trust has to be earned
That is why we publish our monthly financial reports and tree planting receipts. This way you can hold us accountable as we follow our journey to a reforested world.
We respect your privacy
We don’t sell your data to advertisers and have no third party trackers, unlike most other search engines.
People over profits
We are a community of people who want to create a greener and better world for everyone.