While looking through LinkedIn, I found an unusual local company that I feel everyone should know about.
With the news buzzing about global warming and people wondering what they can do personally, planting a tree is brought up over and over again as a possible solution. Videos online show how areas have transformed after people put in the time to plant trees. But how many of us do it? Or, how many more would plant a tree, if it was easy as ordering on Amazon (but so much better)?
Enter Treedom, a startup company that’s apparently headquartered just down the road from here. Treedom, in their words, is “the only online platform in the world where you can have someone plant a tree for you and then follow it online. Since its foundation in 2010 in Florence, more than 600.000 trees have been planted in Africa, South America and Italy [and] all trees are planted directly by local farmers and bring environmental, social and financial benefits to their communities.”
Even better, once you choose the type of tree you want to plant, you can follow it on the treedom website as it’s taken from the nursery and planted. The homepage always shows the weather around the tree and it’s precise location and has a ton of information about the people and place surrounding it. Honestly all around, it’s a pretty cool website around a pretty cool idea. I, of course, “adopted” a Cacao tree in Cameroon and it’s still in the nursery, waiting to be planted.
So far Treedom has planted 745,819 trees and has multiple projects lined up to even better their goals. Not only has the company helped plant trees, but it’s also helped the local environment and helped the social and economic systems around where these new trees are beginning to grow. You can give the trees as gifts, or collect a forest for yourself. Make it a birthday gift for anyone, or plant them in memory of loved ones instead of sending flowers. This company made something so good so simple, so why not be a part of it?