Ecosia is a search engine that uses its profits to plant trees. Since its launch in 2009, Ecosia has planted over 100 million trees in various countries around the world, including Brazil, Burkina Faso, and Indonesia. Ecosia works with various tree planting organizations and partners to ensure that its tree planting efforts have a lasting impact.
In this article we will give you the statistics and facts about Ecosia of 2021 and 2022.
In terms of its environmental impact, Ecosia claims to offset the carbon emissions generated by its servers and operations through the trees it plants. As they state in their blog post:
In 2020, Ecosia ran on 335% renewable energy and planted over 30,000,000 trees. On average, each Ecosia search removes 1kg of CO2 from the air.Ecosia Blog
Transparency and Data
Ecosia has a transparent business model and makes its financial and environmental impact data publicly available. As of September 2021, Ecosia had over 15 million active users and had planted over 105 million trees.
Other Environmental and Social Causes
In addition to its tree planting efforts, Ecosia also supports various other environmental and social causes through partnerships and donations. The company has received praise for its unique business model and commitment to sustainability.
Similar Alternatives like Ecosia
There are several other search engines that have a similar focus on sustainability and the environment. One example is DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused search engine that offsets its carbon emissions through the purchase of renewable energy credits and has a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. But it is less focused on trees.
Still prefer Google? There are ways
We must admit, the search results of Ecosia are not always as good as Google. Want to keep using Google? There are other sustainability-related browser extensions that plant trees, like TreeClicks. This app and browser extension plants trees when you shop at one of their more than 30,000 connected shops.
Happy sustainable surfing!