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How to Travel Sustainably: A Guide for Eco-Conscious Explorers

Embark on a journey of sustainability! Discover how sustainable travel nurtures the environment, empowers local communities, and celebrates cultural heritage. Learn practical tips to minimize your footprint and maximize your impact. Join us in shaping a brighter future for travel and the planet.  Sustainable travel...

Carbon Related, Tree Planting

The Signs of a Healthy Forest

Discover the secrets of forest vitality! Delve into the intricate web of life, from diverse vegetation to resilient ecosystems. Explore innovative monitoring techniques and learn how you can champion forest health. Join us in safeguarding these vital ecosystems for generations to come.  Forests are the...

Carbon Related

How to calculate CO2 sequestration

Written by Wika Wulandari, Forestry and Carbon Specialist EcoMatcher. In the intricate and dynamic ecosystems of forests, a crucial ecological process is unfolding that has significant implications for our planet’s carbon balance. Tropical forests are adept at producing 34% of oxygen [1]. This capability is...

Tree Planting

Planting for the Future: A Guide to Tree Planting

On a crisp autumn weekend, a group of volunteers from a local environmental organisation gathered in a suburban park for a tree-planting event. Among them was David, a gardener with a passion for urban planting. As he selected a spot to plant his oak sapling,...

Business related, Technologies

Elevate the impacts of events and conferences with Scan2Plant

Hong Kong, November 22, 2023 — EcoMatcher, a leading global green-tech company committed to combating deforestation and promoting sustainable practices, is thrilled to unveil its ground-breaking latest innovation, Scan2Plant, designed to elevate the impact of events and conferences to help foster a greener planet. With Scan2Plant, event and...

Climate Related

Wetlands and Why They Matter

Summary: Wetlands, essential for biodiversity, water regulation, and climate balance, are often undervalued. They act as natural filters, purifying water and reducing the need for man-made treatment facilities. Serving as wildlife habitats and carbon stores, wetlands also contribute to flood control. However, human activities threaten them,...

Climate Related

Navigating the Climate Crisis: Essential Reads, Watches, and Listens

Our planet is at a pivotal juncture. Climate change, a consequence of various anthropogenic activities, reshapes landscapes, affects biodiversity, and alters global weather patterns. The cascading effects touch every aspect of our lives, from food to places we call home. To navigate these complex challenges...

Climate Related, Sustainability

What is biodiversity and why does it matter?

Summary: Biodiversity encompasses the rich variety of life on Earth, including genetic, species, and ecosystem diversity. Genetic diversity ensures species adaptability, while species diversity represents the multitude of life forms. Ecosystem diversity encompasses various habitats and their essential services. Biodiversity is vital for ecosystem resilience, essential...

Technologies

Introducing TreeApp 4.0 with TreeTracker 3D

Hong Kong, October 18, 2023 — EcoMatcher, a leading green-tech company committed to combating deforestation and promoting sustainable practices, is thrilled to announce version 4.0 of its consumer TreeApp for iOS and Android.  TreeApp 4.0 introduces a range of innovative new features and improvements designed to...

Climate Related

Why rainforests matter

Rainforests, dense tropical or subtropical forests with over 2,000 mm of annual rainfall, are critical for our planet’s health. They house immense biodiversity, act as carbon sinks, regulate the water cycle, and offer economic resources. Despite their significance, they face severe threats, including deforestation, agriculture...

Technologies

The Imperative of Cybersecurity in a Digital World

Written by Clyve Lo-A-Njoe, Cyber Security Officer EcoMatcher In a world where digitization is no longer a choice but a necessity, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. Every day, vast amounts of data are transferred across the internet, from personal details to sensitive corporate...

Climate Related, Sustainability

How to Involve Children in Climate Action

Discover the importance of involving children in climate action. Children, like six-year-old Emily, are increasingly aware of environmental changes and are eager to make a difference. Education, easy home initiatives, school involvement, and tree planting are effective ways to engage them in the fight against...

Carbon Related

All You Need to Know about Digital Pollution

Discover the hidden side of our digital world! 🌐💻 Ever wondered where all that ‘cloud’ data lives? Not in the sky, but energy-hungry data centers. Digital pollution, from e-waste to carbon emissions, is real. Learn how individuals and organizations can fight it. 🌍🌳  Imagine this: You’re scrolling through...

Tree Planting

How trees benefit mental and physical health

Discover the power of trees countering modern stress. Trees aren’t just scenic; they’re essential for mental and physical well-being. Research proves trees reduce stress, boost mood, enhance cognitive function, and even lower crime rates. Let’s embrace their holistic benefits by planting and advocating for more...

Business related, Technologies

EcoMatcher Unveils EcoTeams

Elevating Corporate Tree-Planting Initiatives with Enhanced User Management Hong Kong, 5th of September 2023 – EcoMatcher is thrilled to announce the launch of EcoTeams, introducing a new way of user management that enables corporates to better organize their tree-planting projects across various employees and divisions,...

WHY TREES?

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As the lungs of our planet, tree-planting is one of the most impactful ways to protect the environment and communities

Tree facts you should know about

How does a tree sequester carbon?

 

Forests sequester carbon by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transforming it into biomass through photosynthesis. Sequestered carbon is then accumulated in the form of biomass, deadwood, litter, and forest soils. The contribution of forests to carbon cycles has to be evaluated taking also into account the use of harvested wood, e.g. wood products storing carbon for a certain period of time, or energy generation releasing carbon in the atmosphere.

Why is transparency in tree-planting important?

 

Transparent tree-planting offers consumers and companies insights into where their contribution is going. It prevents greenwashing, ensuring you support organizations who plant every tree they commit to, and look after them. Transparency holds every player in the supply chain accountable, ensuring the most ethical practices, and real impact on the planet. At EcoMatcher, we are committed to investing in leading technologies that ensure the next level of transparency: we leverage advanced Blockchain technology for complete Supply Chain traceability and built TreeTracker for visibility of every tree. No secrets! We tell you everything about your trees.

How does a tree sequester carbon?

Forests sequester carbon by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transforming it into biomass through photosynthesis. Sequestered carbon is then accumulated in the form of biomass, deadwood, litter, and forest soils. The contribution of forests to carbon cycles has to be evaluated taking also into account the use of harvested wood, e.g. wood products storing carbon for a certain period of time, or energy generation releasing carbon in the atmosphere.

Why is transparency in tree-planting important?

Transparent tree-planting offers consumers and companies insights into where their contribution is going. It prevents greenwashing, ensuring you support organizations who plant every tree they commit to, and look after them. Transparency holds every player in the supply chain accountable, ensuring the most ethical practices, and real impact on the planet. At EcoMatcher, we are committed to investing in leading technologies that ensure the next level of transparency: we leverage advanced Blockchain technology for complete Supply Chain traceability and built TreeTracker for visibility of every tree. No secrets! We tell you everything about your trees.

Tree resources

Video

What happens if you cut down all of city’s trees?

Video by: TED

This video by Ted-Ed explores what makes trees a vital part of cities, and how urban spaces throughout history have embraced the importance of trees.

Video

What if there were 1 trillion more trees?

Video by: TED

This video by Ted-Ed explains how trees help in the fight against climate change.

Video

How trees talk to each other?

Video by: National Geographic

This video by National Geographic explains how trees talk to each other by forming an underground symbiotic relationship with fungi to relay stress signals and share resources with one another.

Video

A love letter trees | the benefits of trees for our physical and mental health

Video by: BBC

This video by BBC Ideas explains the wonder of trees and why it can be so beneficial for our physical and mental health to go out into nature.

Book

Ideas to fight the climate crisis. Sustainable resolutions for a business.

Book by: Bas Fransen

This book by the Founder and CEO of EcoMatcher explains how to address the climate crisis with technologies and innovative business models. It provides practical learnings, insights, and processes on how to implement sustainability both on a strategic and operational level into your business.

Book

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate

Book by: Peter Wohlleben

NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestseller • One of the most beloved books of our time: an illuminating account of the forest, and the science that shows us how trees communicate, feel, and live in social networks. After reading this book, a walk in the woods will never be the same again. A must-read!

Book

Climate Action Challenge: A Proven Plan for Launching Your Eco-Initiative in 90 Days

Book by: Joan Gregerson

Recognized as a top book for climate change by NBC news. This book helps you step by step on how to combat climate change. This book also has tons of advice by leading climate activists with key solutions, and on how to fight the climate crisis on an individual level.

Article

The Value of Trees

Article by: EcoMatcher

Trees play a unique role in helping maintain much-needed homeostasis in our environments such as improving our water quality, minimizing the disastrous effects of carbon dioxide emissions, enhancing soil health, and even the medical sector. Trees are the bottom line for so much of our lives, they hold immense cultural and spiritual value.

Article

Why city trees can be good for kids’ brains

Article by: National Geographic

The London research is part of a growing body of evidence suggesting that spending time in nature can boost kids’ brainpower. In other words, trees and the amazing array of things in, on, and around them could help with sensory integration, which is how the brain takes in, organizes, and responds to information from the senses.

EcoMatcher Academy

Welcome to the EcoMatcher Academy, your one-stop shop to kick start your EcoMatcher journey. You’ll find short explainer videos / tutorials that should help you understand how to best leverage the EcoMatcher platform and solutions. Moreover, you also can find videos that hopefully inspire, such as ideas on how to leverage transparent tree-planting in your business, and last but not least, some interviews with some amazing farmers. We hope you enjoy the Academy.

 

Happy learning!

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              Tutorials

              EcoMatcher, an Overview

              Video 1

              New to EcoMatcher? This is your video! Learn what EcoMatcher can do for you. Ready to make a difference?

              Getting Started (0)

              Learn what you can do with EcoMatcher

              Tutorials

              EcoMatcher, an Overview

              Video 1

              New to EcoMatcher? This is your video! Learn what EcoMatcher can do for you. Ready to make a difference?

              Tutorials

              Create an EcoMatcher Account

              Video 2

              To track all your trees or make use of all tree gifting tools, you need an EcoMatcher account. Learn how to create one!

              Tutorials

              Send trees to your customers or employees

              Video 3

              Explore all online and integration tools EcoMatcher offers to send trees, including EcoMatchers API, WooCommerce and Shopify plugins.

              Tutorials

              See how your recipients receive trees

              Video 4

              Watch what the tree recipient will experience once she/he gets a tree, but also learn more about the customization possibilities.

              Tutorials

              View Your trees, ESG Report, and more

              Video 9

              Explore “My Account” where you can find all your trees, your forests, ESG, and insights report

              Tutorials

              EcoMatcher’s Mobile App

              Video 11

              Plant, track, gift, and learn everything about trees and sustainability on the go with the EcoMatcher app.

              Tutorials

              EcoMatcher app for Microsoft Teams

              Video 17

              The EcoMatcher App enables a Microsoft Teams user to plant, track, learn, engage and share trees, and feel good about it.

              Send Trees (0)

              Gifting trees with the TreeManager

              Tutorials

              Learn how to send emails linked to trees

              Video 5

              Learn how to send fully customised emails each linked to unique trees to your employees or customers.

              Tutorials

              How to download an Excel with tree links

              Video 6

              Learn how to download an Excel spreadsheet with tree links that you can use in your own marketing email system.

              Tutorials

              An Example of a Redeem Page

              Video 7

              This video shows you an example of how the redeem page feature of EcoMatcher works, both for desktop and mobile.

              Tutorials

              Learn How to Design and Download TreeCards

              Video 12

              Learn how to design and download TreeCards, each linked via a unique QR code to one or more trees.

              Tutorials

              Learn How to Generate QR Codes Linked to Trees

              Video 13

              Learn how to generate unique QR codes each linked to one or more trees. Add such QR codes to your product or service!

              Tutorials

              Create Tree Gift Certificates

              Video 19

              Learn how to easily generate beautiful Tree Gift Certificates, with each Certificate downloaded in a separate PDF!

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              Track your trees and learn more with TreeTracker

              Tutorials

              Explore EcoMatcher’s TreeTracker!

              Video 16

              Learn all the cool features of TreeTracker, including how to name a tree, how to send a message to your planter, TreeChat, and ForestSounds.

              Tutorials

              Your Tree and Customize The TreeMarker

              Video 8

              Learn How to Name Your Tree and Customize the Tree Pin(s)!

              Tutorials

              Register Your Trees

              Video 14

              Learn how easy it is to register your tree(s), and what the benefits are of registering tree(s).

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              More things inside EcoMatcher

              Tutorials

              Customize your profile

              Video 10

              Learn how to upload your logo, customize the tree marker, set your color, and enter your website and social media details.

              Tutorials

              Customize Your Giftbox

              Video 15

              Learn what EcoMatcher’s giftbox is, how to select from various templates, and how to customize the giftbox.

              Tutorials

              EcoTeams

              Video 18

              Learn everything about EcoTeams, including how to set up an EcoTeam, invite members, and more.

              Ideas

              Introduction to EcoMatcher

              2 minutes

              Watch EcoMatcher’s “corporate trailer,” and learn everything about EcoMatcher

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              Ideas

              Introduction to EcoMatcher

              2 minutes

              Watch EcoMatcher’s “corporate trailer,” and learn everything about EcoMatcher

              Ideas

              I Have a Dream, by Elodie and Jack

              1.5 minutes

              Elodie and Jack expressing how young people and animals have a dream about a brighter and greener future.

              Ideas

              Why does transparency in the tree-planting matter?

              1 minutes

              Tree planting is not new, but transparent tree planting is; why does it matter

              Ideas

              How your company can leverage tree-planting?

              1 minutes

              Learn how you can leverage and implement transparent tree planting in your business

              Ideas

              4 reasons why tree-planting is important

              1 minutes

              Learn why tree planting is important. You may be surprised about the benefits.

              Ideas

              It’s time to turn the IPCC warnings into actions

              1 minutes

              4 actions we can take to help fight the climate crisis.

              Ideas

              What is a B Corporation?

              1 minutes

              EcoMatcher proudly is a Certified B Corporation. What does that mean.

              Ideas

              Meet the Heroes of EcoMatcher!

              1 minutes

              This video is a tribute to EcoMatcher’s Heroes: our tree planters; must watch!

              Ideas

              How tree-planting empowers women | SDG 5

              1 minutes

              Learn how tree-planting helps provide economic opportunities to women around the world.

              Ideas

              Agroforestry, farmers and the planet

              1 minutes

              What is agroforestry, and how does it help farmers and the planet.

              Ideas

              Tree-planting and corporate gifting

              1 minutes

              4 Reasons why tree-planting is the best corporate gift.

              Ideas

              What are the risks of planting non-native trees?

              1 minutes

              Not all #TreePlanting efforts have equal benefits to the environment. Make sure you invest in initiatives that plant native trees, at the right place and the right time. Here is why.

              Ideas

              Elodie and the 1st French International School forest!

              1 minutes

              It has been two years since Elodie joined as a Youth Ambassador for EcoMatcher. With Elodie’s drive and passion, we’ve successfully planted 3,488 trees in Thailand creating the 1st French International School forest. Hear her story and message!

              Partners

              Planting in Madagascar

              July, 2023 | 1 minute

              Meet our partner, Bôndy, and learn about their mission in Madagascar, and call for action. This video was produced by the Bôndy team!

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              Partners

              Planting in Madagascar

              July, 2023 | 1 minute

              Meet our partner, Bôndy, and learn about their mission in Madagascar, and call for action. This video was produced by the Bôndy team!

              Partners

              Planting in Bhutan Part 2

              June, 2023 | 3 minute

              Meet some farmers participating in the MyBhutan program, and learn about their lives and views on planting trees in Bhutan.

              Partners

              Planting in Bhutan

              May, 2023 | 3 minute

              Meet our partner, MyBhutan, and learn about the uniquenesses of Bhutan, the world’s only carbon-negative country.

              Partners

              Planting in Thailand

              April, 2023 | 3 minute

              EcoMatcher visiting its trusted tree-planting partner CNF in Thailand for a tree-planting spree!

              Partners

              Planting in Indonesia

              January, 2022 | 1 minute

              EcoMatcher’s Tech Team planting trees with Trees4Trees, an impression

              Partners

              EMEG & Mangroves

              October, 2022 | 3 minute

              Meet our partner, Emirates Marine Environmental Group, and how mangroves help the marine life.

              Partners

              Interview with Jesse!

              December, 2019 | 3 minute

              Meet Jesse (and his amazing kids!), tree planter and partner of Tree Adoption Uganda.

              Partners

              Interview with Ruth!

              December, 2019 | 2 minute

              Meet Ruth, an amazing mother, and active tree planter, like Jesse, also part of the Tree Adoption Uganda program.

              Partners

              Interview with Ngor!

              September, 2019 | 2 minute

              Meet Ngor, an active partner of the Conserve Natural Forest program in beautiful Pai, Northern Thailand.

              Partners

              Interview with Sitaram!

              January, 2020 | 2 minute

              Meet Sitiram, the man leading New Growth’s tree planting activities in the amazing Himalayas of Nepal.

              Partners

              Interview with Urmila!

              January, 2020 | 2 minute

              Meet Urmila, tree planter and farmer in the Himalayas. Learn from her why tree planting is so important.

              Partners

              Interview with Rey!

              October, 2019 | 2 minute

              Meet forester Rey, the man leading in the Philippines the tree planting activities of FEED.

              Partners

              Interview with Pak Sri!

              October, 2016 | 2 minute

              Meet Pak Sri, partner of the Trees4Trees program in Indonesia.

              Partners

              A day with a tree planter – Part 1

              July, 2019

              Mini-Series on tree planter Pak Parjono, where you can learn everything about his family, life, and his amazing work.

              Partners

              A day with a tree planter – Part 2

              July, 2019

              Mini-Series on tree planter Pak Parjono, where you can learn everything about his family, life, and his amazing work.

              Partners

              A day with a tree planter – Part 3

              July, 2019

              Mini-Series on tree planter Pak Parjono, where you can learn everything about his family, life, and his amazing work.