Ecosia is a internet search engine where they use the profit they make from your searches to plant trees where they are needed most.
How it works
You search the web with Ecosia , searching ads generates an income for Ecosia, Ecosia uses the income to plant trees in areas most needed.
Where are the trees planted?
Currently Ecosia has planted 115,920,00 trees and rising by the minute. The areas receiving these trees are:
Columbia – Coffee for Peace
Madagascar – Restoring coastal forests and natural corridors
Spain – Supporting Europe’s biodiversity
Uganda – Creating corridors for Chimpanzees
Haiti – Food security through food planting
Indonesia – Trees for healthier forests and people
Indonesia – Providing alternatives to Palm Oil
Brazil – Restoring watersheds
Peru – Restoring mountain slopes
Nicaragua – Reforesting volcano slopes
Kenya – Empowering women for the planet
Burkina Faso – Re-greening the Sahel
Ghana – Restoring key watersheds
Ethiopia – Restoring Ethiopia’s water cycle
Senegal – Trees for climate-resilient farming
Indonesia – Protecting the home of the Orangutan
Morocco – Developement through reforestation
Peru – From cocaine to cocoa
Brazil – Restoring the Atlantic Rainforest
They know trust has to be earned
That is why they publish their monthly financial reports and tree planting receipts. This way you can hold them accountable as you follow their journey to a reforested world.
How do I start using Ecosia
At the top right of your search engine page you will find 3 dots. Click on this and click on settings. Once in settings scroll down to Search Engine. There you will see your current search engine name. Click on manage search engines and you will see a “disable” button. Click that. Once disabled you will see an “Add” button. Click this to enter Ecosia.org and add this to the list. Once Ecosia is showing in your list – click the 3 dots to the right of the Ecosia listing and make it your default browers. Done!
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