Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mokugift - Plant a Tree

I stumbled across this site called Mokugift and thought I should write a blog about this really cool idea. It's a basic idea, you log in to the site, pay $1 to send an e-card to someone for any kind of occasion. When the person receives the e-card, they are played an animation of a little bunny who plants a tree. But that's not where the magic is in this wonderful idea. Mokugift has teamed up with Trees for the Future as well as Sustainable Harvest to plant a tree for every donation you make.

The numbers are enormous and the cause is great. They don't just go and plant a tree just anywhere, they focus on tropical areas; "Mokugift plants Cocoa, Coffee, Banana, Orange, Cedar, Teak, Mahogany, Oak, Acacia, Eucalyptus, Laurel, and Leucaena. Overall, hardwood sequester more carbon, whereas softwoods sequester less, but benefit local communities with cash crops and sustainable lifestyles." Looking up the numbers on the Sustainable Harvest site as well as the Trees for the Future site and you can see that with the help of Mokugift these fine organizations are helping in phenomenal ways and have already planted more then 2 million trees.

So this holiday season why not give a gift that also helps the environment and head on over to Mokugift and see what they are all about!

1 comment:

Carla said...

That’s such a sweet, useful and inexpensive gift idea! Thanks for posting this.