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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.

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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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very quick search engine



November29, 2017

The search engine is very quick but i want to know where are the trees being planted and are they just getting cut down again

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January 23, 2018

I'd second that where ARE these trees that seem to appear 1 per second approx.?

February 06, 2018

If you hit "ecosia" on youtube, you will come across plenty of video-reports from their planting sites. Ecosia team takes care to ensure that their tree planting is sustainable, that local people concent and will be able to benefit from the planted trees economically, environmentally and health-wise. In other words, they don't just hit a random desert where trees will dry out or plant trees that the locals won't be able to benefit from and would choose to cut them down in near future.

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Where do the trees get planted?



October22, 2017

What if there not planting trees? How do they plant at night?

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October 29, 2017

If you read the website, it explains all of your questions. Great idea.

October 29, 2017

Read the website, it explains how it works.

October 29, 2017

You do know the whole world doesn't experience night at the same time, don't you?

November 04, 2017

Also, there is not the same as they're which is the contraction of they are.
AND when people show a statistic such as: "Plants a tree every 30 seconds" this number is usually figured out by taking the total number of trees they've planted and dividing it by how long they have been operating and giving you an average. So no, they probably aren't planting at night wherever it is they MAY OR MAY NOT be planting trees but that doesn't mean your comment makes any sense. K thx bye

November 04, 2017

THEY ARE = THEY'RE not there which could be used as "over there".

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Usually when a statement like 'every 30 seconds' is an average. They take the total number of trees they have planted divided by the total time they have been in business and that average is what they use. So no, they probably aren't planting trees at night wherever they MAY or MAY NOT be planting them.

January 23, 2018

I think that is a very good analysis of the entire situation... at least they could use a Phone Camera and show how it works out at approximately 1 per second... I understand that averages and statistics probably are going to be the source for this but again... once one is stating 20 MILLION TREES HAVE BEEN PLANTED when it was in the 19,997,841 or something YESTERDAY (to me)... it doesn't take much "human error" or "miscalculation" shall we say to make that 20 million into 20 thousand... and we all know that by the state the World is in nowadays that is VERY POSSIBLE. After all... DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A!!!!

February 06, 2018

Thank God Donald Trump is President of the USA.

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I wanna End the Cycle



May28, 2017

how do i know that these trees arn't being planted to just get cut down again?

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October 29, 2017

It doesn't really matter. Its been proved that Christmas tree farms are a lot better for your environment than making them.

November 04, 2017

For sure. Trees that are even grown to later be used as products still contribute benefits to the environment.

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unrated



May19, 2017

i want to see where these plants are getting planted ?

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May 25, 2017

This should help: https://info.ecosia.org/project/#projects

November 03, 2017

https://ecosia.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000129525-How-where-and-why-we-plant-trees

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