Update: We've reached our goal of planting 1 million trees!
Thank you to everyone who helped us hit our target of planting 1 million trees this month. We appreciate you using Whereby for your video meetings.
Read on if you're interested to know why and how we planted 1 million trees.
Give it up for Mother Nature
Throughout the past 365 days, the great outdoors has been working overtime as one of the few constants we’ve been able to rely on for relief from our pandemic reality.
With that in mind, we want to say a big thank you to the Earth for providing us with the space we need to refocus, recharge and reconnect. We’re doing that by planting up to 1,000,000 trees — one for every three video meetings that happen on Whereby in February.
The good news? All you have to do to get involved is host a meeting with us — for free!
For many of us, exponential screentime is de rigueur right now. Whether it’s work meetings, or chats with our nearest and dearest, doing things digitally can keep us away from the stuff that helps ground us in reality — like checking in with nature.
Whereby is designed to help you find the space to create and grow great ideas. Our design is inspired by the world around us; it seems only fair that we give back to the thing that inspires us on the daily.
And that’s not all. Living a more climate-positive lifestyle is something we think we should all be thinking more about. Every conversation held on Whereby is one less journey to a meeting; so why not double down on that effort and plant part of a tree while you do it, too?
Getting involved is as simple as hosting a free video meeting on Whereby. Create an account (which is free, too), and invite a friend, family member, classmate or colleague for a chat that helps plant trees.
Whereby is free to use, so even if you usually make video calls with other software, why not try using Whereby for those times when a spontaneous one-to-one or quick catch up session is on the cards? That way, you get to say what needs to be said, and do some good for the planet, too.
Throughout the month, you’ll be able to see how many trees you’re helping to plant through an in-room tracker and you can check in on your overall tree count with the post-meeting screen. Want to see how everyone’s getting on collectively? The total number of trees-to-be-planted will be available on whereby.com.
We've partnered with Brynk to plant the trees on our behalf. Brynk work with the Eden Reforestation Project who’ll coordinate the planting with members of local communities in Boanamary in northwest Madagascar, Kitiligini in Kenya and Mahubo in Mozambique .
We’re pledging to plant up to 1,000,000 trees — one for every three meetings that happens on Whereby during February — contributing to essential reforestation efforts in these biodiverse countries.
Keep an eye out for guides, tips, and tricks on creating greener WFH habits from the Whereby team throughout February.
Have questions? Find answers here.