Mokugift, the tree-planting innovator, announces the launch of its Canadian branch in Toronto
Online PR News – 25-March-2010 – – Toronto,CANADA March, 2010 – Mokugift, the tree-planting innovator, announces the launch of its Canadian branch in Toronto, www.Mokugift.ca. As an official partner of the United Nations Environment Programmes Billion Tree Campaign Mokugift enables Canadian corporations to engage their customers by planting a real tree for them, for $ 1apiece, through online “gifting.” Giving a Mokugift tree is similar to sending an e-card. After selecting the country where their tree is planted, recipients can proudly display their trees online at Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!, and 50 other popular Websites.
Nat Zavier will head up Mokugift’s Canadian operations. Nat was a founding member of an international non-profit organization Rock the Vote and Rock the Nation in Canada.
“Although we are based in San Francisco, we are happy to return to our roots in Canada with a service that reflects our global sensibilities and values,” explained Krates Ng, fellow Canadian and co-founder of Mokugift. “Nat’s previous achievements with Rock the Vote and Rock the Nation make him the natural choice for leading our operations in Canada”.
“To date Mokugift has planted over 200,000 trees, “ stated Nat Zavier.
Mokugift trees are planted by farmers practicing environmentally sustainable forestry and agricultural methods in tropical zones in Central America, Africa and Asia. The plantings not only restock with native trees existing forests that have been depleted, but also contribute to more diverse, productive and economically sustainable land-use systems. Individuals can become a fan of Mokugift on Facebook to get updates on the newest ways to plant a tree.
Mokugift’s mission is to foster environmental solidarity by making it easy and rewarding for anyone to fight climate change and by providing the tools to inspire others to do the same. Mokugift Rewards and the ‘1,000 Ways To Plant A Tree’ campaign enables corporate leaders to engage their customers by planting a real tree for them, for $1 apiece, through online “gifting.”. Giving a Mokugift tree is similar to sending an e-card. After selecting the country where their tree is planted, recipients can proudly display their trees online at Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!, and 50 other popular Web sites.
An official partner of the United Nations Environment Programme's Billion Tree Campaign, Mokugift collaborates with award-winning nonprofit agroforestry organizations such as Trees For The Future and Sustainable Harvest International to plant trees in twelve countries: Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Burundi, Senegal,Zambia, India, the Philippines and Haiti. Using environmentally sustainable methods, farmers in these countries plant Mokugift trees to restock existing forests and enable more diverse,productive and economically sustainable land-use systems.
About UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign
Launched in November 2006 by the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP), with the objective of encouraging the planting of at least one billion trees worldwide each year, “Plant for the Planet: The Billion Tree Campaign” is now recognized as one of the UN’s most successful environmental campaigns. The campaign has a goal of planting one tree for every living person on the planet. Every tree counts, and UNEP counts every tree.
For more information on the UNEP’s billion tree campaign, please visit http://www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign/
For more information on Mokugift, please visit http://www.mokugift.ca
Or contact Nat Zavier