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Muath commented on The Giving Tree [UPDATED 9 Feb 2015]

Hey there,

Since cost seems to be a huge obstacle as these trees do not come cheap, I was thinking about involving citizens in different countries. Here's how the scenario plays out:

- Individuals buy shares in one tree/multiple trees.
- Somehow (probably an app/website), real-time data about the electricity generated is sent to them keeping them engaged.
- At end of year, they receive a report with the total amount of electricity generated through their shares.
- This amount in Dollars is either converted into credit with their local electric company or as tax write-offs.

End result: motivating individuals to take ownership in those trees whilst keeping them engaged with real-time data about their trees. Most importantly, waiting for governments/NGOs to purchase the trees will not warrant mass-scale adoption. Ideas from here on should focus, in my opinion, on attracting the masses somehow. This was one attempt to do so!

Best of luck,
Muath