Day 17: Ecosia a green search engine

What’s a green search engine ?

Ecosia logo

A search engine that plants trees.

What is a search engine ?

You are probably already using one.

It’s a web app that allows you to search for information on the World-Wide web based on a ‘web search query’.

Why should you use it ?

Ecosia donates 80% or more of its profits to nonprofit organizations that focus on reforestation and planting trees where they are needed most. Source: Wikipedia

Is it worth using ?

In my whole IT career I have used a number of search engines. Bing, yahoo! and Google.

I finally stuck with

I gave a try because of it’s green appeal.

And I must say, it’s a joy to use on a daily basis.

Interface is as neat as google.

ecosia search

Make it your default search engine.

If you tried and like it as much as I do.

  1. add to chrome

OR add to firefox

  1. Make sure it’s your default search engine.

Go to settings > Serch engines >

  1. Open a new tab to see if it’s here

We’re done ! Now every search you do is making a difference !

Features ? No problem

  1. Anonymizes your search queries.

Did you say privacy ?

  1. Plants trees for every search you make.

117 million trees already planted worldwide.

Save the planet !

plant trees ecosia

What else do you need from a search engine ?

Ah yes, sorry, here’s the latest episode from their blog! :)


Ecosia logo

Ecosia facts and pictures

Is ecosia legit?


Written on January 17, 2021