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 an Edge add-on which sets Ecosia as your search engine and modifies your new tab page for tree planting with every search. It uses its ad revenue to plant trees worldwide while protecting your privacy. This active climate solution also produces renewable energy with its own solar plants.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.40 (281)
Version: 5.1.4 (Last updated: 2023-06-05)
Creation date: 2020-05-05
Manifest version: 3
Overrides new tab: Yes
Overrides search engine: Yes
  • cookies
  • storage
  • topSites
Host permissions:
  • *://**
Size: 1.26M
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: 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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User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Helps the environment by planting trees when you search
  • Reliable search results
  • Easy to use
  • Works well
  • Good cause
  • Can be used as a search engine in the browser
  • Free to use
  • Hides your IP address
  • Supports social causes
  • Improves the world
  • Limited customization options
  • Asks for donations
  • Highjacks computer
  • Cannot change default search engine while using the new tab
  • Expensive for some users
  • Some users have had technical issues
  • Requires internet access
  • May not have all features of other search engines
  • Cannot choose which aspects are modified
Most mentioned
  • Environment
  • Helpful
  • Search engine
  • Trees
  • Donations
  • Customization
  • New tab
  • Reliable
  • Easy
  • Good cause
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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 add-on. 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 fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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