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Graduate Student @Babson
"Learning is a continuous journey. We might as well enjoy learning to enjoy the journey. Only then, we are able to grow. I am heavily interested in social entrepreneurship and solving 'world' problems above-all."
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!