Jon Bunning and Keith Mortimer, the co-founders of Treekly, will be joining us at Oxford 2022.
Treekly is an exciting environmental app has been receiving plenty of traction among Rotarians.
Users are incentivised to maintain a daily walking habit, with mangrove trees planted on their behalf when they complete the Treekly Challenge of just 5000 steps, 5 days a week. The app automatically counts user’s steps recorded by their smartphone, Fitbit or Apple Watch, and displays each tree in a personalised digital forest.
Treekly have partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects to plant native mangrove trees in North Madagascar. Eden have to date planted over 700 million trees, focussing on rebuilding natural landscapes destroyed by deforestation and lifting impoverished communities out of extreme poverty.
Co-founders Jon Bunning and Keith Mortimer, both Rotarians from Norwich, are working with district governors across Great Britain and Ireland to use a customised version of Treekly, in alignment with the seventh area of focus, the environment.
The app includes a bespoke Rotary Community League where Rotarians represent their club in some healthy competition, based on the average daily steps within the club, and total trees tally.
Participants initially receive 60 Trees each to offset the average UK adult carbon emissions for three months, and have the option of using the app for free or upgrading to Treekly Plus which plants a tree every day they achieve 5000 steps.
For those less active but still wanting to play their part and add to their club’s total, a 12 month Tree Pack is available at discounted rate.
For more information, visit www.treekly.org/rotary-gbi