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The Environmental Impacts of Food and Diet

The environment is essential to our lives, providing us with the resources we need to survive. However, human activities have significantly impacted the environment, leading to various issues such as climate change, deforestation, and pollution. How we produce, consume, and dispose of goods and services,...

Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch Out For in 2023

Companies that embrace sustainability are investing in their future. What are the latest trends in corporate sustainability?

Sustainability

Feel-good Environmental News to Make Your Holidays Festive

Can you believe the holiday season has already arrived? We have compiled some highly uplifting environmental stories to help you get in the holiday spirit. You may relax during the holidays knowing that despite everything, we’ve made significant progress toward a bright future for all...

Partners

TAU Partnership, a Progress Report

By Batte Charles, Tree Adoption Uganda   Kampala, Uganda, December 12, 2022 – In June 2017, Tree Adoption Uganda and EcoMatcher signed a cooperation agreement to plant trees in Uganda and to capture all trees planted with EcoMatcher’s Technologies. This tree-planting initiative has been implemented across...

Business related

It’s the Season to Give Environment-Friendly Gifts

Gifting season is often the most confusing time for those who love the planet. Gifts help to show people that they are appreciated but also generate enormous amounts of waste and damage to the planet. That impact is multiplied in larger companies, where seasonal gifting...

Partners

PROAmazonia and EcoMatcher Partnership: Progress Report

By Giovanny Romero, PROAmazonia In March 2021, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and EcoMatcher signed an agreement to plant 83,636 trees in the Amazon province of Zamora Chinchipe in Ecuador and track all trees with EcoMatcher’s Technologies. This initiative has been implemented in the...

EcoMatcher, Tree Planting

Why Partner with a Tree Planting Business

The corporate and charitable sectors have long practiced tree planting, as it has become a safe and unobtrusive strategy for the philanthropic arm of many large businesses. What started as PR fodder has now become an essential component of many companies’ sustainability plans.  At the...

Technologies

EcoMatcher Brings Tree Planting to Microsoft Teams

New EcoMatcher app for Teams will enable Microsoft Teams users to plant trees, and track, engage, and share them at the touch of a button Hong Kong, Sharm el-Sheikh, November 9, 2022 – EcoMatcher is proud to announce the EcoMatcher app for Microsoft Teams, bringing the benefits...

Climate Related

A COP Refresher and What to Expect at COP27

Climate action is top of mind for many countries around the world. With the UN SDGs and the excellent work of on-the-ground organizations as waymarkers, we’re taking baby steps towards climate-positive factors like clean energy and restoration.  However, the more we come together, the better...

Climate Related

Creativity, Arts, and Climate Action

More individuals must take climate action to address the climate catastrophe. However, not everyone feels comfortable participating in the climate discourse. Jargon, gate-kept whitepapers, or conferences exclusively open to members of a particular class, age group, or social standing slow things down. This is paradoxical...

Climate Related

World Vegetarian Day

Around the world, about one in ten persons identify as vegetarians. October 1 is a celebration of these people and their diet, as it’s World Vegetarian Day. The International Vegetarian Union (IVU) supported it in 1978 after the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) created it...

Climate Related

Protect, Conserve, Prevent and Reverse: A Timely Refresher

When we talk about taking action against the environmental disasters caused by global warming and human activities, conversations mainly focus on either conservation, restoration, or protection. Sustainability, though, needs all three concepts to work hand in hand to be effective in any capacity.  As a...

Climate Related

How to Turn Climate Anxiety into Action

It is deeply painful to see and experience what is happening on the planet right now. Pakistan, for example, has been bearing the brunt of the global climate crisis this month, experiencing devastating floods that have destroyed a whopping 1.2 million homes. In the face...

EcoMatcher

How did EcoMatcher all started?

Several years ago, I was at the Hong Kong Premium Corporate Gift Fair, a massive fair where thousands of companies were offering plastic pens and USB sticks for corporate gifting purposes. A market worth US 40B (pre-COVID)! Realizing that many corporate gifts are thrown away...

Tree Planting

How Tree Planting Engages and Empowers Women

There is a growing understanding that the issue of climate change cannot be handled in a vacuum while the world strives to solve it. For long, there wasn’t much noise about the socio-political dimensions of climate change, because its interpretation focused only on biophysical aspects....

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.