How to plant real trees from your browser
The effects of climate change continue to make adopting sustainable behaviors less of a trend and more of a necessity. One of the best ways to help reverse the effects of climate change is to plant trees.
An innovative way to plant trees around the world is through your internet browser. A tree planting browser or extension can turn your web searches into planting trees on earth. Here are five extensions and apps that will help you plant more trees.
Today, many purchases are made online, making online shopping a significant contributor to climate change.
Online shopping facilitates our consumption with just a few clicks. The smooth acquisition of items prevents many consumers from considering the environmental costs associated with their purchase.
EcoCart encourages online shoppers to use its extension to lessen the environmental impacts of their orders. The company’s eco-friendly online shopping browser extension allows consumers to offset their carbon emissions for free when shopping at participating EcoCart stores.
The carbon offset feature helps make shopping online a greener option than shopping in some physical stores. With just one click at checkout, you’ll help fund verified carbon offset projects, like planting trees, based on the exact environmental impact of your order. You will also earn EcoPoints which you can redeem for gift cards at select stores.
To use the extension, download and install it in the browser. Then, when shopping at certain merchants, the extension appears. Clicking on the pop-up makes your order carbon neutral.
EcoCart also calculates the carbon footprint of your order and then automatically offsets its impact by donating the required amount to verified carbon offset projects at no additional cost to you. The funds used are the commissions EcoCart earns from partner brands; more than 10,000 brands work with the company.
If you want to save the planet, time and money when shopping online, Verdoo might be your best bet. Verdoo is a web application and browser extension that helps consumers fight the climate when shopping online.
The free tool allows online shoppers to reduce their carbon footprint for free. Verdoo also connects shoppers with the best deals and discounts from its 10,000+ partner retailers.
To use the tool, sign up, add the extension to your browser, and start shopping at your favorite store. Verdoo will automatically find the best deals and apply discount codes at checkout.
The tenders platform will then display the number of trees it can plant to offset your carbon footprint. Trees are saved to your account once planted.
For each successful purchase, partner merchants send a commission to Verdoo. The organization then uses the proceeds to plant trees. Verdoo is currently working in partnership with Eden Reforestation to plant trees around the world.
If you’re looking to offset the carbon footprint of your streaming, This Song Plants Trees will help. This Plants Trees song contains a 31-second audio clip that the creator is asking listeners to include in their playlist.
Listeners can stream the song on Spotify, Amazon Music, Qobuz, and other streaming services. You can also share the link to the song on social media so that every time listeners play it, they help plant more trees.
Streaming the audio clip will earn the creator revenue, and all revenue will be used to plant trees. For approximately 100 streams, the organization will plant a tree.
The audio clip has over a million streams and its creator donated 10,000 trees. The trees are planted in Madagascar, Kenya and Mozambique as part of Eden’s reforestation projects through the Trillion Tree campaign.
Many people are easily distracted and fail to concentrate on daily tasks. If you fall into this category, consider using Flora to improve your productivity.
Flora is a free focus and goal tracker that helps improve your attention to tasks. The app encourages and rewards you for deliberately trying not to use your phone. It also blocks distracting apps for a predetermined amount of time, so you can focus on more important things.
Flora keeps you focused alone or with friends in group challenges. It blocks annoying apps, games and social media notifications.
While paying attention to the task, a virtual tree will be planted in the application. You will also unlock new trees.
Rewards for hanging up on the phone include an option to plant digital trees or use in-app purchases to plant real trees around the world. Flora also includes an option that you can configure so that when you kill a tree in the game, you pay to plant a real tree in the world. Staying away from your phone also saves battery power, making your everyday life more eco-friendly.
If you’re looking for an extension to help you accomplish more every day and build positive habits, Forest might be for you. The tool can help you beat internet addiction and stop procrastination, while doing something good for the environment.
The extension aims to deny you access to specific sites for a specified time and focus on the task at hand. The popular productivity tool lets you block distracting websites and includes an option to check your metrics to see if your self-control is improving.
With Forest, you can blacklist websites to stay focused on your computer. You can also whitelist any websites you don’t consider “distractions” and access whitelisted sites without killing your tree.
To use the tool, add the extension to your browser and set a timer to plant a digital tree. The tree grows as you keep working, but it will die if you open blacklisted websites.
Forest allows you to earn virtual coins each time your tree grows completely without interruption. You can redeem the coins for more plant species or allow Trees for the Future to plant real trees in sub-Saharan Africa.
Plant real trees with browser extensions
Planting trees is one of the simplest solutions to climate change. The good news is that there are several extensions that can do good or support the environment.
This article lists extensions and apps that allow you to plant trees without having to go out and physically plant one yourself. All of the platforms we’ve covered partner with tree planting organizations to plant real trees on earth.