Author: Bas Fransen

Posted on 2021-11-11

What Are Planetary Boundaries, And Why Are They Significant?

Earth wasn’t always as unstable as we see it today. Its environment had been relatively stable for thousands of years. Although minor and natural alterations kept happening, the overall environment was feasible for human existence. During this period, civilizations prospered, and the planet was thriving….

Posted on 2021-11-04

From Beer to Ironing Shirts: The Carbon Footprint of Daily Activities

Think about a pizza. What do you imagine? The flavors, for one. Perhaps the ingredients and what you could order to accompany that pizza. Where you might order it from, or whether you can make it yourself at home. Whatever it is, we can guess…

Posted on 2021-10-11

The COP26: All You Need to Know About the Conference Of the Parties

As countries begin to bounce back from the Coronavirus pandemic, the focus now shifts to climate change and timely action. Changes are being made in leaps and bounds: clean energy is currently the cheapest electricity source for many countries. Governments and corporations are throwing themselves…

Posted on 2021-09-29

2021 IPCC Report on Climate Change: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Help

“Where are we now, and where are we heading?” is a question that pops up frequently. Most recently, it’s come up in the context of the 6th IPCC Report on climate change. The 2015 Paris Agreement—and its goal to keep global warming at least below…

Posted on 2021-09-23

EcoMatcher adds high-resolution satellite maps by Planet to its portfolio

23rd of September 2021 – Hong Kong, San Francisco – EcoMatcher is adding high-resolution satellite data by Planet to its portfolio, offering customers quarterly updates on the forests they have planted through EcoMatcher. Trees’ data collected on the ground with EcoMatcher’s TreeCorder, will automatically be mapped with…

Posted on 2021-09-17

The Value of Trees

Trees are living, breathing historical records. They first took root a whopping 385 million years ago. For context, trees were around during the Ice Age and when the Pyramids of Giza were brand-new. They’re some of the oldest living organisms in the world and have…

Posted on 2021-09-14

EcoMatcher and Grab Partner to Reduce Users’ Carbon Footprint by Planting Trees in a Transparent and Engaging Way

We are thrilled to announce that EcoMatcher teamed up with Grab to build a new carbon offset feature as well as “Trees as Rewards” within the Grab App, leveraging EcoMatcher’s transparent and engaging tree-planting technology. Grab’s new carbon offset feature was launched last month in…

Posted on 2021-09-01

Recycling Lessons from Around the World and Addressing the Root of the Problem

“Reduce, reuse, and recycle” has long become the rallying cry for many new environmentalists and policymakers. For many parts of the world, the first step towards environmentally friendly policies and climate action starts with recycling. Several governments have also successfully rallied thousands of citizens, companies,…

Posted on 2021-08-26

Introducing the next-gen mobile “t(re)e-chnologies” (incl. world’s simplest carbon calculator)

EcoMatcher proudly launches today the next and 5th generation of the EcoMatcher App, integrating new mobile “t(re)e-chnologies” and features that make tree-planting more transparent, engaging, and impactful. The first addition is the world’s simplest one-page carbon calculator developed in partnership with UK-based environmental consultancy Wanderlands. Answers to five curated…

Posted on 2021-08-18

A Complete Shift to a Paperless Society: Is It Possible?

Think back to the emails you might have received in the past month. How many of them had a message along the lines of “think before you print?” How many electronic devices and tools use “paperless” as their selling point? In both cases, your answer…

Posted on 2021-07-28

Regaining Control over Consumption: Reasoning and Tips

Do you have a junk drawer that’s filled with things you don’t use but have kept for some reason? Or perhaps you’re despairing over your bursting closet or the number of follow-up items you need to buy for your new gadget? If you’ve ever experienced…

Posted on 2021-07-13

Revisiting Ancient Innovations for Modern Environmental Problems

When you think of the words “innovation” and “technology,” what do you immediately associate them with? Most likely, it’s something to do with modernity, futurism, and development. The word that probably won’t make the list is “ancient.” And yet, ancient natural technologies might well give…