Seven people from the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation have released an app called ‘Plant-for-the-Planet’. It allows anyone to plant trees around the world with only a few taps on their smartphone. The App is part of the Trillion Tree Campaign, which is contributing to global reforestation and climate mitigation efforts.
The Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation aims to plant 100 million trees by 2030 through a project in the Yucatan-Peninsula. The Foundation realized that 10,000 projects of that size could restore a trillion trees. They then focused on sharing their tools with other projects to help scale up reforestation efforts. The app is one result of this effort. The lead developer, Sagar Aryal, who is 24, has been planting trees with Plant-for-the-Planet for more than ten years, as one of 81,000 youths from 73 countries.
Users can choose to donate to 50 hand-selected reforestation projects from developing countries. The App directs 100% of the money raised to the tree planters and users can see where their donated trees were planted and gift donated trees to others. In the future, the team plans to add additional reforestation projects to the App.
The app has over 10,000 people already signed up.