While in the early stages of development, the Ruckify team were thinking about what Ruckify could mean for the economy and environment. Together they decided on furthering their agenda for positive environmental change by starting the 10 Million Trees Project, which has a starting goal of 10,000,000 trees to be planted by Ruckify.
"If many people rented items instead of buying them, it could impact the environment big time." Steve Cody stated at a Ruckify information session. "It means that there will be less manufacturing going on, and also less waste. Everyone who rents "things" instead of buying them will ultimately lower their carbon footprint." Steve stated.
And at a time where the world is infested with trash (There is a trash pile circling a current in the ocean the size of texas), less waste is a saving grace.
Here are three amazing things that can happen when you plant trees:
1) It can help slow down climate change.
"Trees help fight climate change because they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere through the natural process of photosynthesis. They store the carbon and release oxygen as part of their natural life cycle. This is good news for the environment because carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that is produced in vast quantities from human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels. Over time the release of CO2 into the atmosphere has led to more heat being trapped within the planet, causing a small but significant rise in global temperatures. This problem has been made worse by large-scale deforestation across the world, particularly in areas such as the Amazon rainforest." - Trees 4 Life Campaign
2) It can help protect all sorts of ecosystems:
Due to the teardown of many forests for human consumption, as well as the onslaught of forest fires we have been hearing about (or witnessing), the homes of millions/billions of animals have been destroyed. By planting trees, we are bringing life back into scorched wastelands and giving these animals a new home they can prosper in.
3) Trees create economic opportunities:
"Fruit harvested from community orchards can be sold, thus providing income. Small business opportunities in green waste management and landscaping arise when cities value mulching and its water-saving qualities. Vocational training for youth interested in green jobs is also a great way to develop economic opportunities from trees." - Tree People
You can support this project by simply signing up for Ruckify (A tree is planted on behalf of everyone who just signs up - which is completely free to do)! And a tree is also planted for every transaction that occurs through the app! Together we can reach this starting goal in no time!
Let's save the planet!