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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Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees is a very popular Chrome extension by It has 2,525,265 weekly active users and an average rating of 4.72. Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees is similar to Ecosia Dark-Mode and Ecosia Dark Mode. The latest version is 5.1.2 and was updated a month ago. Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees is available in English and 5 other languages. Within Chrome Web Store, its overall ranking is #146.

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Install link: Chrome Web Store
Rating: 4.72 (2,346)
Version: 5.1.2 (Last updated: 2022-10-31)
Creation date: 2020-06-22
Manifest version: 3
Overrides new tab: Yes
Overrides search engine: Yes
  • cookies
  • storage
  • topSites
Host permissions:
  • *://**
Featured: Yes
Size: 1.37M
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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Risk impact

Ecosia - The search engine that plants trees requires a number of risky 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 impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

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

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User reviews
Maybe let's let people chose their own background. I love Ecosia just in the future let us make our own background. I don;t care about light or dark I just want my own tab background back. You do that and I'll come running back + many people!
by What G What G, 2022-12-03

i have this on all of my google accounts it plants trees and helps me get answers to questions fast and easy

For people who need Dark mode : you can enable dark mode by chrome flags if you don't know about it please search it. ----------------------------------------------------------- hope we all can help even little help to make earth best place for all creatures and all of us can help each other out even its very little help
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The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

  "update_url": "",
  "target": "chrome",
  "name": "__MSG_store_title_new__",
  "description": "__MSG_store_shortdesc_new__",
  "version": "5.1.2",
  "default_locale": "en",
  "homepage_url": "",
  "icons": {
    "16": "img/favicon16.png",
    "32": "img/favicon32.png",
    "48": "img/logo_square_transparent48.png",
    "128": "img/logo_square_transparent128.png"
  "manifest_version": 3,