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Under 18? Automatically become CO2 free in less than 2 years

October 15, 2020
bunq Update 15 introducing trees for minors

The community has shown its support since the beginning and the forests started growing faster than ever expected! We’ve made a pledge to plant 1 million trees by 2021 but together, we’ve actually achieved that 6 months before expectations! We couldn’t be more grateful for your enthusiasm so we wanted to go a step further, a step greener.

With bunq Update 15, we’re bringing you some exciting news! 🙌

While it’s important to make the planet greener for all of us, there’s certainly a group that needs it most: the future generation, our children.

Starting today, everyone under 18 who uses bunq automatically plants a tree for every €100 they spend! This applies to users with any bunq subscription. 🌳🌈

We think that looking ahead into the future is important, so we wanted to make it extra easy for everyone under 18 to contribute to a better and greener world for themselves. This will multiply the bunq community’s efforts without extra charges or efforts and together we can have an even bigger impact than before! We’re looking forward to the next million, the next 10 millions...the sky's the limit!

The why

We’ve taken this decision to make everyone become CO2 free easily. It’s an important topic for the current and next generation so every effort towards that goal counts. There are plenty of things we can all do to offset our CO2 print, but planting trees is effective, effortless and at no extra cost for everyone under 18. You spend, forests grow and everyone’s a winner!

The where

Every tree planted is on a dedicated site in Madagascar. The location is especially important because it’s important to choose an equatorial climate that’s most efficient for taking up CO2 all year round. These trees capture 308kg CO2 over their 25 year average life span, making it easy for you to become CO2 free in less than 2 years.

The how

We’ve partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to make this possible. They’re a non-profit organization that provides fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as agents of global forest restoration. Since they started in 2005, they have planted over 380 million trees across different project sites! That’s an impressive achievement! Moreover, they’ve created numerous jobs to help lift locals out of extreme poverty.

Ready to start planting trees? 🌳🌳🌳

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