Here is a search engine that plants trees when you perform search. It is known as “Ecosia“. So, along with finding the information you need, you will also be able to help make a healthy environment. For every 45 searches performed by you, it plants a tree. You can also see the counter of how many searches you’ve performed so far. Its homepage also shows the number of trees planted in real-time. As per the website, it has planted over 51 million trees until now and the number is growing continuously.
The search results are also relevant as search results are powered by Microsoft Bing. Also, Ecosia makes money from ads (powered by Bing) visible in the search results page and plants trees based on the profit they made. They also publish their financial reports to make it transparent. In the screenshot visible below, you can see the search results page of this search engine.
Ecosia supports around 20+ projects in 15 countries to plant trees. The countries for tree plantation include Ethiopia, Tanzania, Morocco, Haiti, Indonesia, Senegal, Ghana, Nicaragua, Colombo, Kenya, Uganda, etc.
Using this Search Engine that Plants Trees when You Perform Search:
Open its homepage and then you can begin a search. It also provides its Chrome extension which you may install as per the needs. The homepage also includes a real-time counter that shows the number of trees planted by Ecosia users.
In the search results page, you will see the search counter (on the top right part) that shows the number of searches you’ve performed. This counter is reset automatically if you clear browser cookies so you need to take care of that.
The search results page has different sections also like Web, Images, News, Videos, Maps, which is similar to Bing, Google, and other search engines.
In addition to that, you can also change region and filter the results by past week, past month, past 24 hours, or any time.
So, that’s it! Start the search and you can contribute to tree plantation.
This is a very good initiative by the team working behind the Ecosia search engine. From searching for the information and tracking the number of trees planted by a user, everything is very easy and simple. Those who prefer Google search engine, they might not like it, but if you want to try some new search engine that also plants trees based on the searches performed by the users, then you should give it a try.