15 June 2019, Siniloan, Laguna. 3,000 native Philippine forest trees were added to the 9,000 hectare primary forest at Laguna Quezon Land Grant in Siniloan, Laguna by FEED Living Legacy Partner EcoMatcher – remarkably, each tree was also capture with its GPS coordinates using the latest TreeCorder 3.0 – an Android app for tree-planting organizations to register newly planted trees and recognise the farmers who have planted the trees.
GPS Tag – Track Your Tree
The TreeCorder app makes it incredibly easy for tree-planting organizations to take photos of each tree once they are planted. For instance, the app automatically registers the GPS coordinates, the date of planting and assigns a unique number to the tree.
TreeCorder can work in an offline mode and can upload data to the cloud when the planters get back to a mobile network or Wi-Fi, even if those networks are poor and have low bandwidth, capable of carrying out the following activities:
- Records all tree data in one go
- Easily includes information about the farmer
- Synchronises all data to the cloud
- Detects multiple pictures of one tree to ensure each tree in the system is unique
- Advanced built-in object focussing
- Compatible with all types of Android phones
EcoMatcher first partnered with FEED is its exclusive planting partner in the Philippines last March 25th, 2017 – with the planting of 1,000 Philippine indigenous trees, and again on 24 October 2017 another 2,500 trees to help restore the lost primary forest of the Sierra Madres. Today, EcoMatcher and FEED are finding ways to provide more reliable data and transparency in their joint reforestation efforts, by capturing the precise locations of each tree planted well into the future.
Thank you EcoMatcher and more power to your green advocacies!
Read about our start here:
- FEED & ECOMATCHER.COM to Connect Companies to Causes
- EcoMatcher’s First 1000 Philippine Indigenous Trees Planted with FEED
- EcoMatcher Restores 2,500 Indigenous Philippine Trees to the Sierra Madre Mountains
About EcoMatcher – Integrating tree-planting into your business: Innovative ways to become more sustainable
More and more companies are starting to realize that climate change and sustainability is a business opportunity, not a burden. Customers and employees are demanding for action. Companies however, need trustworthy partners that offer transparent sustainability solutions.
Welcome to EcoMatcher
Through EcoMatcher, companies can adopt trees, use them in innovative ways and improve their businesses. For example, companies can use the EcoMatcher platform to gift trees they adopt on behalf of the customers, or adopt a whole forest and distribute the trees to each of their employees, or gift trees as a reward for finalizing a survey. The possibilities are endless.
So how we do that?
We partner with vetted foundations from around the world that specialize in tree planting. Through our platform, you have access to information about every tree you adopt, and you can tap on cool digital technologies to make the best use of the trees you have adopted. We cannot change the world by ourselves, however with a bigger team effort we can make a difference, while improving our businesses at the same time.
More here: https://www.ecomatcher.com
In 2015, the Philippine government submitted to the United Nations the country’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The country committed to reduce its carbon emissions by 70 percent by 2030. The carbon dioxide reductions will come from the sectors of energy, transport, waste, forestry and industry.
FEED runs a number of Students and Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE); Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – such as mangrove planting for coastal protection or ridge reforestation plantings; One Child, One Tree; Bio-Intensive Gardens (BIG) for nutrition in public elementary schools and other spaces; Climate Change Survival 101 and other LIVING LEGACY programs – customised environmental engagement activities for individuals and organisations interested in contributing to climate change adaptation efforts and greening critical areas such as watersheds, ridges, and reefs that all require rehabilitation.
Join us! Help us reverse the Earth’s “hothouse climate” tipping point.
Tree-Planting with FEED
Check out the video journey by Clueless Commuter who planted with us last 24th of June 2017 to get a good idea of how FEED plantings go: https://youtu.be/KROn4rjVqBg
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