web search engine

Ecosia is a search engine based in Berlin, Germany. Its profits are mainly given to nonprofit organizations for replanting trees.[1]

Type of site
Search engine
FoundedDecember 7, 2009; 14 years ago (2009-12-07)
Founder(s)Christian Kroll

The description of the company show it is a social business. It keeps information about users safe. In January 2024, the company claims to have fully planted 196 million trees around the world.

Search Engine change

When the company was created, it used Yahoo!, Microsoft Bing, and Wikimedia's technology. Yahoo! served as advertisements. Soon in 2018, Ecosia said it would be a privacy-friendly search engine. In the Privacy Policy it statest that it would not permanently store data or use tracking services. When a search is made to a partnered website, a Euro is donated to tree replant services. From September 2023, Ecosia will be partnering with new search providers to keep improving your search experience and to have an even greater positive climate impact. From now on, you will be getting search results from both Microsoft Bing and Google, to improve your search experience.[2]

History change

Ecosia was officially launched on December 7, 2009 as a search engine to plant and replant trees. By 2011, €250,000 was raised. Ecosia spent it funds in 2014 donating to the Plant a Billion Trees program. On January 23, 2020, Ecosia spent all of its funds to ReForestNow.

Extension change

Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and a few other browsers have the Ecosia extension that allows it to become the default search engine. Ecosia is available as an app for Android and iOS.

Related pages change

References change

  1. "Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees". Retrieved 2021-05-11.
  2. "Content and privacy changes - Ecosia Help Center". Retrieved 2024-01-25.

Other websites change