FourEverGreen, a Hong Kong-based hydroponic solutions company, has adopted 3,000 newly planted trees and will donate all of them to attendees of this year’s The Big Picnic. The Big Picnic is the largest community festival in Hong Kong and will take place on November 4. FourEverGreen provides sustainable and environmentally friendly produce that grows using only water and nutrients.
Check in on your tree with CauseTracker
The 3,000 trees have recently been planted in the Philippines by local farmers and can be tracked via CauseTracker. This web application was developed by EcoMatcher—a sustainability-focused technology company—using satellite mapping. The application allows tree recipients to know the location of their tree and the name of the farmer taking care of it.
Commenting on the large-scale adoption and donation of trees, Annette Houlihan, Sales Director at FourEverGreen, said: “As one of the sponsors of The Big Picnic, we wanted to find a way to get festival-goers involved in planting trees, which is critical to combating climate change. Instead of gifting something frivolous, we decided that donating a newly planted tree would be much more meaningful. We partnered with EcoMatcher as they provide the right platform to find vetted tree planting foundations, as well as the technology enabling people to track their tree.”
Bas Fransen, CEO of EcoMatcher, added: “We are delighted and honoured to have been chosen as FourEverGreen’s partner for this important sustainability initiative”.
Tree adoption on this scale makes a significant contribution to addressing climate change, and the donation of all the trees to the general public is noteworthy on a global level. This is a proud moment for Hong Kong.
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Written By: Adriane Rysz