This Video Campaign Helps Fund the Planting of Trees in Madagascar

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 4, 2015
References: & treehugger
A group of UC Berkeley students recently launched a video campaign that helps fund the planting of trees in Madagascar. When it comes to charitable initiatives, it can be hard to convince people to take action and donate to a good cause. This campaign changes the nature of charitable advertising by simply asking users to watch a short video.

The new campaign helps support Eden Projects, which aims to plant 10,000 trees in Madagascar by employing local residents to do the work. To fund this project, the organization created a 45 second video about the cause. Each time a user watches the video, a private company will fund the planting of a single tree. Those who watch the entire video will be able to name their tree and even receive a photo via email. The initiative helps to raise funds and spread awareness without asking consumers to donate their own money.

Those who are eager to fund the planting of trees in Madagascar can find the video on the platform ''