Greenpop.org is a South African environmental NGO that is on a mission to reconnect people with our planet through urban greening and reforestation projects. Since its start in 2010 by founder Misha Teasdale, Greenpops goal was to plant 1 000 trees in the month of September. Fast forward to 2017 and this goal has been far surpassed with over 79 000 trees planted!
In late 2015 Biotree.earth and Greenpop started talking, and within a matter of days a relationship was formed. Managing Director of Biotree.earth Christo Cilliers says "The idea was simple, we both want to shape a greener planet, it just makes sense to do it together" The relationship between Greenpop and Biotree.earth is focused on shaping a greener South Africa. For every Biotree Urn for humans sold, Biotree.earth donates a tree to Greenpop to plant, doubling the effect the Biotree Urn has on the environment as well as supporting Greenpop in their reforestation efforts.
Given the enormity of the issues faced with traditional burial in South Africa, it has become crucial for alternatives to take the lead. The Biotree Urn is an environmentally conscious alternative that celebrates life with a living memorial. A relationship like the one shaped with Greenpop means that every person has the ability to make a difference and help shape a greener South Africa through a simple purchase. What's important to consider is that a single tree not only has an impact on oxygen production or carbon reduction but that it also creates a natural habitat for all things living, slowing down soil erosion and nourishing the surrounding soil.
On the Biotree community map you can view all the Greenpop locations that Biotree.earth has donated to. Currently, all donations go towards the reforestation of South Africa's Southernmost Indigenous Forest the Platbos Forest, located in Gansbaai. Once this location is complete all contributions will move along with Greenpop onto another location.
In addition, each Biotree Urn can be registered to the Biotree community map allowing people to Geotag and write an online memorial for a loved one.
The relationship between Biotree.earth and Greepop is a very special one, one that changes the face of our country and that makes an active difference.
If you would like to find out more visit: www.biotree.earth
If you would like to donate or find out more about Greenpop visit: Greenpop.org