Sponsoring trees is a great way to do your part in helping the planet; it's cheap and easy to do. That's nothing new. An ultra modern spin, however, is giving people the ability to watch their trees grow via Google Earth!
The World Wildlife Fund is letting you purchase the seedlings of a tree, which will be planted in Indonesia, through the site, MyBabyTree.org. Along with your purchase, you're given a link to track and monitor your baby tree's evolution.
"Your $5.50 donation will buy a tree, lifelong care and feeding, scientific study of the forest that it becomes a part of, and the exact coordinates of where that tree is on our big beautiful Earth," EcoGeek says. "Linking that data with Google Earth shows the precise location (on the island of Borneo) of the tree, as well as all of its hundreds of neighbors."
I love it! You can make your payment through PayPal, then see "real time baby pictures" as proof your money has actually gone to that cause.
If you're not willing to do it now, maybe this can be your green contribution on Earth Day on April 22.
1. Sponsoring Trees - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a platform that allows individuals to easily sponsor and track the growth of trees in different locations.
2. Virtual Tracking - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a virtual tracking system that integrates with popular mapping platforms like Google Earth to provide real-time updates on the growth and development of various projects or initiatives.
3. Eco-conscious Donations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Build an online donation platform that specializes in eco-friendly causes, providing individuals with the ability to contribute to environmental initiatives and track the impact of their donations.
1. Charity and Non-profit - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop technology solutions that streamline the donation process and improve transparency in the charity and non-profit sector.
2. Sustainability and Environment - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce innovative tools and platforms that allow individuals and organizations to actively participate in environmental conservation efforts and track their contributions.
3. Mapping and Geolocation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore ways to enhance mapping and geolocation platforms by integrating real-time data and updates, enabling users to monitor the progress and impact of various projects.