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Ecosia.org
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About Ecosia.org

Ecosia.org is the online home of Ecosia, a company who says that their goal is to take the basic function of web browsing and turn it into a way to “plant trees while you search the web.”  

How Does It Work?

Their website says that the way their web browser extension works is very simple. You download their browser extension, use it to search the web, and the ads that are generated while you search will pay for this company to plant trees in different areas around the world.

Ecosia.org says that they choose to plant trees for so many reasons. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, so they help fight climate change, and they protect the soil from erosion while helping keep the land fertile. They also clean the air by absorbing pollutant gases and filtering out particulates, and forests regulate water cycles and help food and ecosystem diversity.

Their website says that the funds generated by Ecosia has helped them to plant an average of one tree every 30 seconds. When you perform your Ecosia search they will display a personalized tree counter for you, which will help you understand how many trees you have already helped to plant. 

This counter does not intend to show you how many trees you have personally planted all on your own, but rather how many trees that you have financially contributed toward planting.  

Cost/Price Plans

As an optional browser extension, this company does not charge their customers any fees to download their product or to use it when they are performing searches. Instead, the charitable fees paid to this company all come from the advertisements that you will be exposed to on this search platform, as opposed to traditional search engines who are described as keeping advertising profits for themselves.   

Refund Policy

Because this company does not charge their customers any money to download their browser extension nor do they charge any fees to perform searches with their extension, so they do not offer their customers a Refund Policy.  

Customer Service Contact Info

Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected] 

Reputation

As a free web browser extension, this product doesn’t seem to drive a lot of reviews. However, there are people online complaining that they are unsure of whether or not this company actually fulfills their promises to users.

Ecosia.org does say that they are a certified B Corporation, which is a special certification given to for-profit organizations that also work to “meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.”    

Competitors and Alternatives?

There are many different options for people looking to work with for-profit companies that still work to benefit society and the environment, though they may not be in the area of internet searches. Some of the most famous socially conscious companies include Toms, who donates a pair of shoes for every pair purchased, and Warby Parker, who donates glasses to children in need.

If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Ecosia.org reviews below.

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WELL DUH



October10, 2019

Finding what you search planting trees

=SAVING THE EARTH!!!

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chrome is making money?



September28, 2019

So firefox and build a search engine with tons of porn advertisements that builds houses for the victims of porn.

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GREAT



September11, 2019

I always want to save the world, and this is great, and it is just as good as google

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September 20, 2019

Have had it installed for a few days and I think it's great too, quick, simple, unintrusive and seems like a really good idea. Have also bought a nice organic cotton Tee shirt from their online and it came well packaged in two days!

September 24, 2019

Do you know how to add favorites/bookmarks on Ecosia while on a Mac. I can only figure it out in the mobile app.

October 14, 2019

on my laptop its the same as it always has been. i cant speak personally on mac but maybe a google search is a better avenue then here?

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TOTALLY WORTH IT, I CAN ONLY RECOMMEND IT!



August31, 2019

In a world, where climate change is a crisis, it's crucial to take care of the environment, we're the Earth's last chance, and it's completely free! You don't need to pay for it, you can just do your everyday job on the internet. The design is clean, and your privacy is protected!

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What the earth needs



August27, 2019

Ecosia are very transparent, read their budget break down on their website.

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ill take it



August26, 2019

i cant give a star rating, I HAVENT used it yet.. and i dont care how many searches it takes to plant a tree; something betters than nothing if you ask me. im just looking for any PROOF that its a highjacker. Rumors and accusations with no proof is all i have found online. So far all these claims are coming from people who dont seem trustworthy at all; faceless people making claims online? ill have to pass on that type of "warning" so im spending a few hours trying to find proof. If its not a threat to my computer, its staying on my computer. simple as that.

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September 25, 2019

How does one know your review is trustworthy if it fails to meet the standards of grammar?

October 09, 2019

Just because someone is not as well-educated as you, or maybe is just typing too fast and fails to proofread, does not mean what they are saying is not legit. A lot of people use perfect grammar to spread lies and hate. Good grammar seems an unreliable way to judge truth. Unless we are just trying to insult people we don't agree with.

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disappointing i tried it



August25, 2019

Seems as there is no proof, just a German Berlin guy saying they do some popular stuff.
No Proof.

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August 26, 2019

B certified means that an unbiased company has investigated them thoroughly enough to declare that they do what they are promising. I call that enough undeniable proof. Next time before you leave an angry review on something, please spare us all and do a little research, Robert.

August 26, 2019

It is a B-certified organisation, meaning they have been thoroughly investigated and declared to be keeping all their promises by an unbiased company. They also publish their monthly finance reports on their homepage. I would call that extensive proof. Do us all a favour Robert, and next time your going to leave a derogatory comment, at least have the decency to do your research and make sure you are, in fact, right.

August 27, 2019

Sure prove what a B org. is by whom, by what standards? Why not a A org.? And I can publish any numbers on my website as well.
Who are you? What real agency or bureau made you an Information source.
To me you proved NOTHING.
DAN wake up ...GET A GRIP, FOOLISH FRAUD UNTIL PROVEN IN A REALITY OF FACTS. Your worst nightmare ...if you care Robert

September 17, 2019

And if this is not enough, contact the organizations they mention as partners and ask them about Ecosia.

September 28, 2019

Google makes money by me searching the web using chrome no matter where I go because of those extensions.. wow. wait?

i should make a web browser and just cater to porn advertising and building houses for the victims of porn.

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PLEASE BE REAL



August24, 2019

I HOPE THIS IS REAL BECAUSE OF AMAZON NEEDS HELP

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