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January 27, 2023
Carbon offsets and Greenwashing
An investigation by The Guardian published on the 18th January 2023 focused on Verra’s climate projects ‘failing to represent genuine carbon reductions’. Whilst it’s important to call out the flaws of certain carbon credits and offsets, we think it’s important to highlight the vital work of restoring forests and how we’re ensuring transparency of our operations. At COP26 in 2021, governments were hailed for an unprecedented £14bn deal committing to saving the world’s forests, with more than 100 leaders pledging to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030.
January 24, 2023
How to go vegan on a budget
Going vegan can be expensive if you don’t know the different hacks that exist. So for Veganuary, let us be your guide on how to eat plant-based without having to spend a fortune. Read on to discover 5 tips for going vegan on a budget: 1/ Make your own meals One thing you need to remember is that you don’t need to buy vegan products to eat vegan. Why buy products that are expensive when you can make it yourself or find some cheaper alternatives that are just as delicious.
December 23, 2022
Sustainable Christmas gift ideas
Did you know that during Christmas, we produce 30% more waste than we do in the rest of the year? But Christmas does not have to be a wasteful holiday! We’re here to help you find the perfect gift that won’t cost the earth and will bring smiles to your loved ones’ face! Here’s the team’s sustainable christmas gift ideas: 1/ Bamboo Socks Available from £9.50, Bare Kind offers a variety of socks, made from bamboo, with cute animals patterns!
December 1, 2022
5 ways to fight global warming in your everyday life
If you’re reading this, you’re probably already trying to reduce your carbon footprint. We’re here to give you some tips to make an impact in your day-to-day life that don’t cost the earth and don’t take too much of your time. Read on to discover 5 ways to fight global warming in your everyday life! 1) Save energy at home. If you haven’t already read our previous blog on saving energy at home, now is the time!
October 24, 2022
5 tips for saving energy at home
Winter is coming and, with the rise of energy prices across Europe, we figured it would be useful to share some tips to help you cut down your bills and save energy at the same time! Ever wondered what an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is? In the UK, buildings are classified with EPC ratings, going from A, the most energy efficient, to G, the worst - which often means the most expensive to heat.
May 17, 2022
Tree planting and Greenwashing
Tree planting and greenwashing As tree planting becomes increasingly popular, Treeapp is equally excited and cautious about the changes in tree-planting investments across the globe. Why tree-planting initiatives fail Many socio-political factors can make reforestation projects fail in the long term, as can planting trees without understanding a site’s biome and soil composition. Concrete local monitoring is the only option to ensure that a site’s infrastructure, knowledge, and long-term supervision remains.
April 21, 2022
Our Impact Report: We grow together
On 22nd April, it is Earth Day once again which also means that it has already been two years since we launched our app! Within these two years we have grown our impact, our network and our planting teams to achieve a greener world. To commemorate our second Birthday, we have created an Impact Report to highlight the outcome of the continuous efforts of the Treeapp planters, community and brand partners.
March 29, 2022
What does it mean to be a B Corp?
The end of March also sees with it the end of B Corp month, the annual global campaign run by B Lab, with the aim of showcasing a new way of doing business and how it is changing the world. Throughout March you may have noticed some of your favourite sustainable brands,shouting out about being a B Corp, but what does it really mean? What is B Corp month? The term B Corp originally came from the term “benefit corporation” and is used to identify businesses that demonstrate high social and environmental performance.
March 28, 2022
How to go Zero waste at home
As an increasing amount of environmental rollbacks are put into place, it is more important than ever that we all do our part to help minimise waste in our own homes. Although sometimes it may be challenging to cut down on single-used products, the zero-waste movement can help households reduce their garbage output. Everyone has to start somewhere - and all the little things can make a huge impact on our world!
March 14, 2022
The impact of 1 million new trees on the planet!
With the help of our brand partners and app users, we have managed to plant 1 million trees! The social and environmental impacts of 1 million trees can be felt worldwide across our sites in Madagascar, Tanzania, Burundi, Guinea, Mozambique and Kenya to our sites in Indonesia, Nepal, Brazil, Haiti and Peru and we are excited to share these with you on our app! Photo: Our planters in Peru planting native Polylepis seedlings.
March 4, 2022
Our Year in Review - Planting Activities in 2021
Treeapp around the world Our tree-planting activities in 2021 scaled rapidly. With the support of our users and brand partners, we expanded to new sites in many countries, extending our impact and following our mission to reforest the globe! We did, however, face difficulties during the year as did many. Covid & health regulations as well as prolonged droughts delayed the start of our planting operations. Nevertheless, our dedicated planters managed to plant all the trees in the ground once restrictions were lifted and regular activities resumed.
January 25, 2022
Five tips to attempt going vegan
Veganism is more appealing than ever before. Once considered a niche diet, it was revealed that a record-breaking 500,000 people had signed up for the Veganuary challenge this year, doubling the number of sign-ups in 2019. Factory farming alone is significantly responsible for deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and water shortages. Hence, the environmental, health and ethical benefits of veganism are beyond doubt. But what if you feel a bit intimidated by the idea?
December 18, 2021
How to have a green eco-friendly Christmas
Christmas can be difficult if you’re trying to be greener. While we wine and dine our way, there is no denying that behind every fairy light and plastic bauble the environmental cost is not so magical. The festive season doesn’t have to be as wasteful - with a few minor changes, we can make a big difference! Below are some tips for having a more sustainable Christmas: Shop sustainable gifts
December 13, 2021
How to buy a sustainable Christmas tree this year
Before you decide to write-off Christmas trees all together take a look at the key facts about sustainable trees! Christmas is an extremely wasteful time of year due to higher levels of consumption. Alongside increased food consumption and waste, Christmas trees also contribute to this negative environmental impact. In the UK, six to eight million Christmas trees are bought each year! Understanding the environmental impact of christmas trees is key for an eco-friendly Christmas.
October 22, 2021
How to Offset Your Company's Carbon Footprint
Drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions and shifting to a low-carbon economy is crucial to fight climate change, as time is running out to reach the ambition of a carbon neutral world by 2050. The IPCC report released this summer was a stark reminder of the devastating impacts of global warming. We are now at a point where temperatures will rise above the 1.5C set by the 2015 Paris Agreement unless immediate action is taken.
June 11, 2021
From Roots to Reefs In Lombok
Treeapp Partners with an Indonesian NGO We are excited to announce our newest NGO partner, Sorce, on Treeapp, which restores degraded shorelines in Lombok, Indonesia. From 11th June 2021, Treeapp users can plant a tree every day on the island, watch their mangroves grow and spot sharks, turtles and stingrays swimming close to the planting sites! Restoring Mangrove Cover on Lombok Island This is Treeapp’s second site in Indonesia, a country where deforestation has led to a 40% reduction in forest cover during the last 3 decades.
April 22, 2021
Our Impact Report: From 0 to 400,000 trees
Familiar with the phrase ‘Time flies when you’re having fun’? Here at Treeapp, we believe it wholeheartedly, as just like that, it’s been a year since we launched our app! Cue the balloons! (Biodegradable ones of course). Treeapp’s vision is to change how climate change can be fought by the masses; to give anyone the opportunity to make a positive impact and play their part in safeguarding our planet. A year later, we’re still working hard to achieve our mission everyday.
April 21, 2021
Starting your journey to a greener office with Treeapp!
Businesses have a critical role to play in solving the climate crisis, and what better place to start than where the magic happens - the office. Having a green office is far from just having plants visible in your Zoom background. This blog post provides some tips to make your office greener through easy swaps, and with the help of Treeapp! As so many of us will be returning to the office as lockdown restrictions ease, we have been given a great opportunity to improve/ make an eco friendly work space and support these goals!
March 31, 2021
Treeapp Growth Means New Sites and Cool Changes
While our saplings have been growing at our sites, so has the number of Treeapp users! In order to get all our users’ trees in the ground, we are adding more sites to our partner countries – creating a greater reach within local communities and having a stronger impact on the biodiversity in regions we plant in. As part of these changes, we will have more updates for you so that you can closely follow our planting activities!
February 5, 2021
Our Year in Review - Treeapp Planting Sites 2020
Our Year in Review - Treeapp Planting Sites 2020 2020 has been amazing for Treeapp! With your help we have planted trees all over the world, restored woodlands, employed local communities and provided habitat and shelter for native species. A big thank you from all of us at Treeapp for dedicating time every day to plant trees in order to create new forests. We are happy to say: Our first year of planting operations has made quite the impact!
January 25, 2021
3 Ways to Help Save the World in the Next 5 Minutes
Environmentalism in less than 60 seconds: The Treeapp Way Here at Treeapp, we know the importance of making environmental acts fit in and around people’s everyday routines and lifestyles. Not everyone has the time and money to protest in the streets, write blog posts (like us!) or adopt a plant-based diet. That’s why we designed the app the way we did; it gives the ability to affect meaningful environmental change, in under a minute, for absolutely free.
January 7, 2021
5 Brands We Love
Since our previous blogpost on 5 Treeapp partners that we love right now, we have welcomed some new brand partners to help you live an eco-friendly lifestyle whilst working towards a sustainable future. Here are 5 more alternative and amazing brands we’re delighted to share with you to start 2021 the right way! HURR Photo: Hurr (Shop here!) With ever faster changing trends and seasonal cycles, the fashion industry generates 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions.
December 3, 2020
Time to Reforest Brazil
Treeapp Partners with a Brazilian NGO We are excited to announce our newest NGO partner, Cepan, on Treeapp, which manages planting sites in eastern Brazil. From 4th December 2020, Treeapp users can plant a tree every day in Brazil, the country with the greatest biodiversity on the planet. Photo: World icon showing Brazil Restoring Forest Cover in Brazil Brazil is the second South American country to go live on Treeapp. Excessive logging activities have left over 40 million hectares of land in need of reforestation – this is the size of Germany!
October 28, 2020
The Secret Emitter: Food Waste
Blog written by Lucca Ewbank - Ambassador at Treeapp We’re all familiar with the usual recommendations for a greener life: “go vegan!”, “fly less!”, “buy local!”. Reducing our food waste could be as - if not more - important than these other changes. The enormous effect of food waste on our planet and people is shocking and we must urgently change our approach to shopping, storing and cooking food. The Facts:
October 14, 2020
How to help with wildfires across the world?
Article written by Joss Bennett - Lead Ambassador at Treeapp When forests burn Wildfires, heat waves and less predictable weather are an undeniable part of life in 2020 and are intimately linked to climate change. Fires create unstable forest ecosystems which are dry, patchy and more vulnerable to future ignition events. Combined with man made triggers such as deforestation, including accidental and intentional burns, forest fires threaten ‘80%’ of land based animal, plant and insect ecosystems.
October 1, 2020
Plant in Peru!
Treeapp Partners with a Peruvian NGO We are excited to announce our newest NGO partner, Progreso, on Treeapp, which operates within Peru’s borders in order to support local farming collectives. From 2nd October 2020, Treeapp users can plant a tree every day in Peru, located on the western coast of South America. Photo: World icon showing Peru Protecting Livelihoods in Peru Peru is the first South American country to go live on Treeapp.
August 27, 2020
Burundi's Trees on Treeapp!
Treeapp Partners with a Local NGO to Plant Trees in East-central Africa Treeapp is inviting you to discover its newest partnership with the NGO Greening Burundi, a local planting organisation implementing sustainable reforestation methods across its provinces. From 25th August 2020, Treeapp users can plant a tree every day in Burundi, located on the equatorial highlands of east-central Africa. Supporting Burundi This is our third partnership with an organisation in east-central Africa, a region where tree planting has become a growing movement to reverse the trend of deforestation.
August 17, 2020
How does Treeapp plant trees?
Does Treeapp sound too good to be true? Do you question the legitimacy of it? Have you been faced with self-proclaimed carbon experts telling you they’ve seen a facebook video on how tree planting is harmful for the environment? You’ve done the right thing to read this blog, thanks for coming over! Two things, yes, rest assured Treeapp is real! We’re a small team endlessly working fixing app bugs and improving app features to keep up with the amazing attention we’ve received.
August 3, 2020
Guinea Going Green on Treeapp!
Treeapp Partners with a Local NGO to Plant Trees in West Africa Treeapp is excited to announce its newest partnership with the NGO ReNaSCEDD, a local reforestation organisation striving to increase forest cover in Guinea. From 4th August 2020, users on Treeapp will be able to plant in Guinea, an African country sharing its coastal border with Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone. Photo: World icon showing Guinea Guinea’s Current Climate This is our first partnership with an organisation in West Africa, a region that is particularly vulnerable to climate change.
July 17, 2020
Every Little Helps
Blog written by Lucca Ewbank - Ambassador at Treeapp A plant-based diet is now becoming increasingly easy with the rise of substitutes. We all know the household names - Linda McCartney and Quorn. However, now there is a vast array of brands to choose from - ‘Like Meat’, ‘The Vegetarian Butcher’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Violife’ to name a few, alongside the major supermarkets now having their own ranges (Tesco’s plant-based cheese is definitely worth a try).
July 6, 2020
5 Treeapp partners that we love right now
Article written by Venshani De Alwis - Customer Success Intern Trees have stood alongside the earth for millennia, having known the earth long before Homo Sapiens ever roamed it’s surfaces. They have always been crucial to our survival: providing shelter from storms, wood with which we built homes, sap, leaves, and fruit with which we nourished and healed. Their strength is in their protection of nature, of the way their canopies provide habitation to millions of species.
July 3, 2020
'Clean air by nature' - What is carbon capture?
Article written by Joss Bennett - Ambassador at Treeapp Treeapp started with a simple promise, planting trees. This natural process has organically supported life on this planet for over 370 million years - the estimated date of the first tree-like organism. We know that tree planting alone is only one part of the solution. That is why a primary goal of Treeapp is to bring together a community to share ideas about why building a sustainable future is so important.
April 25, 2020
Creating a sustainable future: One tree at a time
Article written by Joss Bennett - Ambassador at Treeapp Trees are an essential part of the earth’s environment. They make up over 30% of the total land cover and act as anchors for healthy and happy ecosystems. Physically their roots, branches and leaves provide animal habitats whilst their biological processes ensure regular rainfall patterns, increase the purity of that water and enhance the lives of people who live near them. Trees come in many forms, from dense tropical jungles to sweeping coniferous forests.