How bunq Green Card plants trees
Quick note: all photos from this blog post are from our tree-planting partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Thanks guys!💚
From paying at the checkout, to planting a tree
As you may know, the bunq Green Card plants a tree for every €100 you spend, but surely it can’t be that simple? Well, it is! Every time you spend €100 with your bunq Green Card, our system confirms the payment and we donate a tree to our partners at Eden Reforestation Projects.
Eden Reforestation Projects is a non-profit organization on a mission to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. Since they started in 2005, they have planted over 265,000,000 trees across 82 different project sites! It’s not only the number of trees they’ve planted that’s impressive, but also the jobs they’ve created to help lift locals out of extreme poverty.
Deforestation is a serious environmental issue. Around the world, it’s been linked to problems such as animal extinction, pollution, climate change, natural disasters and forced migration. It’s up to all of us to make a difference and help heal the lungs of our planet - so we decided to take action!
On a monthly basis, we’ll fund the trees that you plant with your bunq Green Card. This money goes directly to Eden Reforestation Projects to provide a fair wage to local workers and plant trees in Madagascar, Nepal, Haiti, Indonesia, Mozambique and Kenya.
The impact you can make
The trees you plant through Eden Reforestation Projects capture 308kg of carbon throughout their estimated 25-year growth-life. Spend €1000/month with your bunq Green Card? In just 5 years, you can start offsetting your yearly carbon footprint and become fully carbon neutral!
Want to know the impact you’re making? You can see this in the bunq app! Once you spend €100 with your Green Card, you’ll plant a digital tree and can watch your virtual forest grow over time.
We believe that it should be easy for people to make a positive impact on the environment. That’s why we’ve made it simple for you to make a difference, just by using your Green Card in your day-to-day life. For only €99/year, you can help create a greener planet with zero effort.
Let’s see how many trees we can plant together.
You can read this article in French here.