TUM on Ecosia

Welcome!

Ecosia on Campus is a global movement of students campaigning to make Ecosia the default search engine at their university. More than 175.000 trees have already been financed by students at universities worldwide, TUM students financed over 700 of them!

TUM students started in Dec. 2020 and already made over 22000 searches with Ecosia!

Ecosia in a nutshell

Ecosia is a bing based search engine. Your searches generate profit, which Ecosia uses to plant trees in places where they are needed most. Currently, about 45 searches are necessary to finance one tree. Until now, Ecosia has enabled about 152 million trees to be planted!

This is our unique university link. When you download the Ecosia extension through this link, your searches will count towards the TUM´s tree counter when searching the web on your private PC or mobile phone. Help us get the whole university connected! Starting at individual Students and the Fachschaften, we eventually hope to motivate all of the 40.000 TUM students to make the switch and even establish Ecosia as the standard search machine campus-wide.

How to install with(out) Ecosia already installed

Open Ecosia on your preferred devise and follow the steps.
If you already use Ecosia, you first need to uninstall the extension from your browser and then reinstall Ecosia through the link in order for your searches to be counted.

Important note: In the process of adding Ecosia to your browser (Chrome, Firefox or Safari) you are not going to see a status or a confirmation that you are now searching for the TUM campaign. As long as you followed all the steps, everything should be working correctly!

On mobile devices the link will open the app store and your searches will also contribute to TUM´s counter.

Thank you so much for taking this easy step to contribute to a greener future with us!

To stay connected, receive updates, ask questions or join our campaign team, feel free to follow us on instagram @tum.on.ecosia (where we also post the monthly TUM tree counter updates) and drop us a message or write us an mail to green-it(at)fs.tum.de.

What are we working on

At the moment we also try to reach chairs to install Ecosia as their standard search engine. After this test, we would like to have it installed TUM-wide and have students decide on that. Furthermore, we are involved in the tree planting project of the Environmental Department!

If you want to reach out to us, contact: green-it@fs.tum.de