Is Ecosia legitimate, or is it fake?

You may have heard about Ecosia, the tree-planting search engine. Some websites have claimed that Ecosia is fake or a scam, but this is completely false. There are loads of evidence that Ecosia is legit.

1. Ecosia's financial reports

Ecosia's financial reports document how Ecosia's income is spent. In August 2021, they made €2,177,704, and they spent this money on:

Don't trust Ecosia's financial reports? Eden Reforestation Projects, one of the nonprofits that Ecosia supports, lists them as a partner.
"Ecosia has helped plant well over 30 million trees with Eden Reforestation Projects."

2. Ecosia is a Certified B Corporation

A Certified B Corporation is a business that meet[s] the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. (source)

Check out their B Corporation profile!

3. Ecosia on Snopes

"As far as we can tell, Ecosia is a legitimate search engine that truly uses a portion of its profits to help plant trees around the world."

4. An Unbiased Review of Ecosia

5. Satellite image of Ecosia's trees

We began planting trees in Madagascar several years ago... and now the results can be seen from space! 😱

— Ecosia (@Ecosia) July 2, 2019

6. And finally, here's a YouTube video analyzing the legitimacy of Ecosia.

(Spoiler alert: Ecosia is real and does plant millions of trees with their profits.)

Fun fact: Ecosia can never be sold to another company. (source)

In conclusion, we can clearly assume that Ecosia is legitimate and safe.

(It is very unlikely that you will get viruses from Ecosia unless you click on shady links.)

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Ecosia's social media accounts:

YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

How does Ecosia work?

Ecosia uses the ad revenue from web searches to plant trees.
Ecosia makes money every time someone clicks on an ad on the search results.
Every time someone searches on Ecosia, about 0.5 cents of ad revenue is generated on average.
Since it costs Ecosia an average of 22 cents to plant a tree, it takes about 45 searches (not 1!) to plant one tree with Ecosia.

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