The impact counter

As of October 2023 and due to provider changes, you may be seeing a modified Ecosia page without the personal impact counter. Your searches are still being counted and contributing to climate action. We are shifting towards focusing on communal impact, which has represented over 180 million trees to date!

What is the personal impact counter?

To help you understand your impact with Ecosia, we show you an estimate of how many trees you have helped us plant. 

This estimate is based on the number of searches you have performed with Ecosia.

Image showing the pop-up information when clicking on the personal counter

On the iOS mobile app, you can also increase your impact by inviting friends to use Ecosia. You can find more information on mobile referrals here.

Image showing the pop-up information when clicking on the personal counter on iOS

How is my impact calculated?

Like other search engines, Ecosia gets paid by advertisers to show ads next to your search results. We then use that revenue to plant trees. 

The amount of searches it takes to plant a tree varies depending on when you search, where you search from, and what you search for. For example, in Germany a person using Ecosia on their laptop can take approximately 50 searches to plant a tree. 

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