Ecosia – The Search Engine That Plants Trees

We hear it all the time; We need to start taking care of our environment, but how do we move from knowing about it to doing something?

It’s often a paralyzing question. An issue this big requires big changes, but it also requires small changes. We learn to walk before we run and before we walk we learn to crawl.

Ecosia gave me the opportunity to start crawling.Screen Shot 2018-02-23 at 6.33.48 PM.png

It doesn’t require donations. It doesn’t require volunteering. It’s so easy it’s genius.

It’s a search engine that plants trees.

Download the free app or browser extension and that’s it. Keep making the same internet searches you’ve been doing, but now the ad revenue that once went to google plants trees.

I’ve been using Ecosia on my phone and laptop for the past year and sometimes I forget I’m evening planting trees.


You decide who gets your money when you make searches, and your decision makes a difference.

On average it takes 45 searches to plant a tree. With everyone’s searches that adds up fast. As I’m typing this Ecosia has raised the money to plant over 21,600,000 trees and the number is constantly growing.

But why trees? 



Trees absorb CO2, which is one of the main drivers of climate change. Larger forests can even create clouds, which then reflect the sunlight and cool our planet.

So what are you waiting for? Start using Ecosia now! Make it your default search engine for Chrome and download the app (iTunes) (Google Store).

If you’d like to read more of my posts revolving around conservation and sustainability click here.

If you’re looking for more “crawl” steps I wrote a post a while back on the difference you can make with a small habit like Picking Up a Little Trash while you’re walking around.

Like and share this post to spread the word! It’s a small step, but the little things make a huge difference!

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