The most effective way to fight global biodiversity loss and global warming is to plant lots of trees. Unfortunately, today, tree planting organizations have two fundamental problems:
1. They are unable to show in a transparent and real-time manner where and how many trees they have planted
2. They (and their funders and the media) are focusing only to the tree plantings. Planting trees is rather easy - but it’s the tree caring that really counts for the long-term effects. Many trees die if not taken care of, like this example from Turkey in January 2020.
We can be solving both the problems in one go - with Treebuddy
1. Placing all the planted trees on global map
Each planted tree is geopositioned in a global map with a photo
Visual and detailed information of the trees and organizations
Global view and verification of planted trees
Planted trees + photos are easily shareable internet links, ideal also for education and (social) media
2. Taking smartly care of the trees planted with strong engagement of locals
When planting trees a tree planter registers them to the Envirate map with a photo
Businesses and consumers are supporting tree planting and care. They receive tree info and location to be given for their customers
The tree planters make a Status Update of a tree with a photo after 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 15 years etc. They get support every time they do it - for decades to go! This gives locals a true economic incentive to keep the trees well, and not to cut them down.