Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees

Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees

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

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What is Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees?

Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees, is a Chrome extension encouraging environmentally-friendly online activity. By using Ecosia, you help plant trees with each search. It pays profits from ads to the planet, planting millions of trees in various countries. Ecosia ensures user privacy and doesn't sell data. It also uses renewable energy from its solar plants for operations. It's committed to radical transparency, with monthly financial reports showing where the money goes. Download Ecosia today and combat climate change with your daily searches.

Stats date:
Version: 6.0.2 (Last updated: 2023-06-07)
Creation date: 2020-06-22
Manifest version: 3
Overrides search engine: Yes
  • cookies
Host permissions:
  • *://**
Size: 30.71K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Get Ecosia to plant trees and be climate active every day. Like other search engines, we make money through ads, but we use 100% of our profits for the planet. The Ecosia community has already planted 150 million trees in over 35 countries.

Plant trees with your searches and be climate active every day — Ecosia users are tackling climate change, protecting wildlife, and collaborating with local communities around the world, planting the right trees in the right places.

Protect your privacy — We don’t create a profile of you, never sell your data to advertisers, and your searches are always SSL-encrypted. We want trees, not your data.

Become climate positive — Not only do the trees we plant absorb CO2, we also have our own solar plants. They don't just produce enough renewable energy to power all your searches, but twice as much! This means more renewables (and fewer fossil fuels) in the electricity grid.

Radical transparency — Our monthly financial reports disclose all of our projects so you can see exactly what we spend money on. We’re a not-for-profit tech company that dedicates 100% of its profits to climate action.

Get Ecosia today and be climate active every day.


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  • Helps the environment by planting trees
  • Functionality is comparable to big search engines like Google
  • Transparent business dealings
  • Provides additional benefits like grading websites on their environmental impact
  • Speed issues experienced by long-term users
  • Lack of customizability
  • Issues with maintaining user settings
  • Worries about user privacy
  • Concerns about the accuracy of the number of trees planted
Most mentioned
  • Tree planting initiative
  • Issues with speed of Ecosia
  • Lack of customizability
  • Concerns about privacy
  • Changes to new tab page
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Risk impact

Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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