Did you know that you can walk or run to plant trees? That’s right! The fitness app that plants trees with is atlasGO. Every workout you log on atlasGO converts into a tree.
How to Get Started with One Tree Planted
COVID-19 will not stop you or us from making a difference. Through our fitness app, all participants and sponsors will be able to track and log the hours and distance completed during their activities.
Just how far do you need to go to plant trees? While we won’t limit or define just how much someone can do, we have gotten it down to a specific 4 miles per tree equation.
It sounds pretty far and arduous, but with constant posts of “sweaty selfies” (post/during workout selfies) from hundreds if not thousands of other participants and sponsors from around the globe, you will really get that push you need to go for that extra mile.
You will be able to monitor the results of your effort by receiving information about our beloved forests. This could also motivate you to live a greener lifestyle with a smaller carbon footprint.
Benefits of the #Go4Trees Campaign
Trees are essential to all life on Earth, from the little butterfly fluttering at your windowsill to all the loved ones in your family. They play an indispensable part in recycling our air. One mature tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon a year!
Not only that, but forests are the gift that keeps on giving. Aside from fresh oxygen, there are 1.6 billion people that rely on forests for their livelihood.
Trees are the cornerstone of achieving all 17 sustainable development goals. Some of which include: Sustainability, clean energy, clean water, economic growth, good health, and more.
Let’s Get Started!
Now, with COVID-19, you can imagine how much more difficult it would be to incorporate outdoor exercises. Especially with lockdowns are sweeping the nation. This is why we here at atlasGO have managed to evade the obstacle known as this virus by including many indoor activity options such as walking.
Just because you aren’t permitted to go outside doesn’t mean you cannot contribute. While your “sweaty selfies” for indoor activities may be a little less perspired than those who are allowed out, know that you are still creating the same positive impact.
Registration has begun! We thought it to be very fitting to begin registration on March 21. This is also known as the International Day of Forests and Earth Month (the month of April). You can visit the website www.go4trees.org for more information on how to transform your steps into endless rolling forests.
Conclusively, we need to stand in solidarity and unity in times like these. A lot of us (most of us) have not witnessed such an occurrence in our lifetime, and we hope that this is the last. What better way to “join hands” with those around the world than working together?
We can do this through a campaign designed to improve the lives of all those involved along with well as the environment.
Sweat for a change and literally take steps to a better future together. Being stuck at home can push some of us to get cabin fever. But participating in physical activities can hopefully reduce it and save the environment while you are at it. Download the atlasGO app, the fitness app that plants trees now.
Written by Jess Lin.
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