As someone said once, each of us should write a book, have a child, and PLANT A TREE! What if now there’s a solution that plants as many trees as you want, at any time? With the purpose of reforesting the land, each of us can contribute by adopting a tree or a forest. If you are a business, you can radically make a positive impact. Gifting, reward or engagement programs with an extra environmental goal: EcoMatcher is a really SMART tree planting platform!
In the world of business, a shift is happening. More and more businesses are jumping on the bandwagon of ecology. For those corporations that have existed for a long time, they might sometimes find hard to making a great “sustainable” change in their core structure. On the other hand, some companies could feel deeply aligned with the purpose of reforesting the Earth. What is your business doing to contribute to a more sustainable planet?
“EcoMatcher goal is to help companies making its purpose transparent and tangible through smart tree planting and as a result, engages customers and employees and improves the bottom line.” Bas Fransen – Founder EcoMatcher
Businesses become more sustainable and incredibly original with EcoMatcher
EcoMatcher will allow you to adopt newly planted trees and, if you get excited, you could even sponsor a whole forest!
You will know precisely where every tree is located, the species, the CO2 sequestration potential and information about the farmer caring for the tree. Also, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that have been met with your support.
Some ideas on how you could use this platform for corporate gifting or to give rewards to your customers, and even to your employees. It is a great way of giving back that benefits the environment and your clients, as all of a sudden they will feel more connected to nature. Another great idea is to let your customers build their personal forest by collecting actual trees. Imagine, a forest with your name written on it! This is definitely a whole lot better than merchandising, isn’t?
Also, it can become a great tool for team building. The company can adopt an entire forest, and give each employee a tree in that forest … Employees will feel more included in the larger picture and purpose of the company.
EcoMatcher is such a SMART way of planting trees. A solution that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Transparent.
Businesses using the tree planting platform
A great example on how you could use the tree planting platform is NEBU. This company does market research through surveys. Believe it or not, it is generally hard to get people to complete a survey, that’s why NEBU changed the word “Thanks” for a tree. Every person who participated in completing a survey was gifted with a tree! SMART uh?
Another wonderful idea is how the Hong-Kong based event platform called HKGBC has used EcoMatcher for several events. More specifically, there was a huge yoga gathering happening in the city, and every time a participant purchased their ticket, a pop-up appeared offering the chance to contribute by planting a tree. Well, as you can imagine, many people liked the idea of creating an impact in reforesting the planet.
Then, each company deciding to work with EcoMatcher can use its API to include on their own website with data of the impact made.
Still don’t know how you could possibly use the tree planting platform? We would suggest getting in touch with EcoMatcher and they will customise a SMART solution for your business!
EcoMatcher tree planting partners
EcoMatcher partners with non-profit organisations around the world, specializing in tree planting.
INDONESIA | Trees4Trees is an Indonesian non-profit that empowers local communities through partnership reforestation initiatives. Adopting trees helps to finance the operation of Trees4Trees who will grow high-quality tree seedlings in their tree nurseries. They then donate the trees to the farmers. In the end, the farmer takes care of the tree and owns it.
PHILIPPINES | Fostering Education & Environment for Development (FEED) supports sustainable education & tree planting, aiming to inclusively grow, preserve and protect Philippine biodiversity. FEED does all this through integrated social forestry programs, community development, and research in partnership with the University of the Philippines based in Los Baños.
UGANDA | Tree Adoption Uganda (TAU) is a youth-led social enterprise that seeks to jointly address the challenges of youth unemployment and climate change. TAU has a vision of transforming environmental interventions into a means of creating sustainable socio-economic development, proactively alleviate poverty in communities and nurture the growth of socially responsible businesses.
GUATEMALA | The mission of the Alliance for International Reforestation Guatemala (AIR), is to implement educational programs and agroforestry methods in Guatemala in order to protect water sources, prevent mudslides, reduce erosion and provide more nutritious crops while protecting the Earth. AIR also provides brick stoves with chimneys preventing lung diseases.
On the last note, if you are or know about an organisation in your country that has planted trees for at least 3 years, you can become a partner with EcoMatcher by just filling in this form.
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