Ecosia search engine available on campus computers

Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees. They use income from the ads on the pages of search results to fund reforesting projects around the world. Using Ecosia is a very simple way to contribute to cutting global carbon emissions. On average, 45 searches funds one tree.

Following a ‘Ecosia on Campus’ campaign by UoN students, student university computers (2,500 in total) have now had a shortcut added to make it easier to use the search engine. This can be found on the desktop and on Chrome and Edge browser bookmark bars.

All staff can make Ecosia the default search on university computers via their browser’s settings. You can also make Ecosia your default search engine on your personal devices in the same way.

This is the first step in adopting Ecosia as the university’s default search engine.

If every staff and student at UoN just searched once using Ecosia, we would plant over 1000 trees!


Find out more about Ecosia here: 

Ecosia on Campus is a campaign to make Ecosia the default search engine at universities. Find out about it here:

Posted on Friday 4th March 2022

Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD