“I’m not a farmer.” “I don’t have a seed.” “I don’t want to get dirty.” “I have no planting tools.” “I don’t know how to grow a tree.” If this is what’s stopping you from planting a tree today, say no more because I gotcha! There are several ways you can plant trees without physically planting. Just sit back and read away.
In case you’ve forgotten, it’s the 21st century. You can do anything you want to do while sitting at home eating your favourite ice cream, without physically doing it. By anything I mean even planting trees.
I’m glad you asked. There are lots of organizations out there that are out to plant trees and have made the whole tree planting thing really easy. With this, you don’t need to go out in the field except you choose to. All you need is your phone or PC and just a little cash to plant.
At the mention of money, I know you’re about to turn around real quick. But hollup! You don’t need cash in some cases. Even when you do, it’s cheap stuff.
Here’s how you can plant one today.
Founded in 2009 by Christian Kroll, Ecosia is a search engine just like Google but with a twist.
What’s the twist?
When you search with Ecosia, the profits from the search ads are used to plant trees. Currently, Ecosia has over 15 million active users and over 100 million trees planted. Be a user today and start planting trees while searching. Get the mobile app here or check out their site here.
One Tree Planted:
One Tree Planted is a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. Trees are planted across North America, Latin America, Asia, Australia and Africa. All you need to do is go to the site, select the location and the number of trees you want to plant, add to your cart and checkout. One dollar = one tree planted.
Treedom is another online platform that plants trees. All trees are planted by local farmers. Go to the site, select a tree of your choice and checkout.
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At Tree-Nation, there are more than 300 different species of trees you can choose from. For every tree you plant, you receive a tree planting certificate. This certificate contains information like the location and the calculated amount of carbon dioxide you offset. This helps you track your impact.
Go to the site, select your plantation project, choose your species, select the number of trees you want and plant your trees.
Team Trees in partnership with Arbor Day Foundation, aims at planting trees with the set target of 20 million trees this year. Every donation is sent directly to Arbor Day Foundation to fund tree planting. One dollar = one tree planted.
Now you know how you can plant trees without physically planting, what’s stopping you from planting a tree today?
Remember, trees are important to us and the environment which is why we need to plant trees.