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. The planted trees on the map
Each planted tree is positioned in the global Envirate map
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. Care of the trees planted
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.