I love this goal! Planting a million trees is no easy feat, but global warming is only getting worse and I feel it’s time to act.
Funding this goal is simple. 20% of all revenue collected will be used to fund the trees. That means every document you digitally sign will help reduce CO2 in the atmosphere. The funds will go to a shortlist of organisations that plant trees on a massive scale.
If you digitally signed 1,000 contacts per year, we could plant ~200 trees. A mature tree absorbs about ~22Kg (44lb) of CO2 per year, younger trees asorb less. Over the 100 year lifetime of a tree, it’s estimated it can absorb 1,000kgs of CO2. After using GoodSign for 10 years, the total net effect would be approx 2,000,000kg of carbon sequestered over the life of these trees. To put this into perspective, the average person in the USA emits 16,000kg of CO2 per year.
There are many other benefits to planting trees other than sequestering CO2. Many species of wildlife depend on trees for habitat. Trees provide food, protection, and homes for many birds and mammals. Trees reduce the amount of storm water runoff, which reduces erosion and pollution in our waterways and may reduce the effects of flooding. Lastly, without trees we would all suffocate as trees produce oxygen.
We are challenging other businesses to make a real change, below is a list of ideas that could be part of your transformation.
Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Using people and business as a force for good.bcorporation.net
Make an immediate impact right now if you use Stripe for payments. With Stripe Climate, you can direct a fraction of your revenue to help scale emerging carbon removal technologies in just a few clicks. 100% of your contribution goes to carbon removal.stripe.com/climate
Ecosia is a search engine where every search helps plant a tree. They have planted over 120M trees to date. Changing your search engine can make a real difference.ecosia.org
We love Whereby, it's a fantastic platform and they just completed their 1M tree planting goal. While they are not actively contributing to change, we think they are a better choice for video calls.
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