Ezra and Sebastian begin discussing the need for transparency in Ezra's tree planting project in Meru West, Tanzania.
Greenstand officially receieves 501(c)3 nonprofit status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Over 4,000 trees were tracked by the end of 2016.
Greenstand pays its first planters for growing trees!
By the end of 2017, over 100 users had downloaded the Treetracker app for Android.
Throughout 2018, Greenstand verified more than 50,000 growing trees!
Greenstand released Treetracker version 1.2.5! The new update included huge improvements in app functionality, stability, and speed.
Andrew presented the Treetracker to the Global Landscape Forum in Bonn, Germany and received positive feedback.
On May 3, 2019, Greenstand's core contributors finally met up in person! As a fully remote community of contributors, this is an incredibly rare event. Over the long weekend, the Greenstand team worked to develop our strategy, vision, and mission.
In June 2019, Greenstand reached 100,000 trees tracked with the Treetracker!
On November 19, 2019 Greenstand tracked its 200,000th tree! This is a 100% increase in just 5 months. Check out our Web Map to see more trees!
In January 2020, the Greenstand team released our first token-trading API within the Treetracker app. This gives app users the ability to trade impact tokens from one digital wallet to another.
Fairtree focuses on developing and implementing a direct link to the planter without the need for complicated planting organizational management. This model helps designate appropriate compensation rates for trees of different ecological values as part of the pay-to-grow model that Greenstand utilizes.
In April 2020, Greenstand was chosen to participate in the Conservation Finance Alliance Incubator. Our Executive team met with our assigned mentor, David Meyers, bi-weekly throughout the year to accelerate production of the digital tree wallet mechanism, now known as the Impact Wallet, and other core concepts. Watch our webinar showcasing advancements made with CFA’s support here!
On June 22nd, Greenstand was notified as recipients of two separate grants, one from Comcast’s Innovation Fund and one from The Nature Conservancy and World Resources Institute's Reforestation Accelerator program, which added up to $80,000 USD!
In the summer of 2020, the Treetracker reached more than a quarter million captures & achieved over 1,000 unique registered planters!
Greenstand’s updated mission is to create a global, open-source marketplace to digitally track and compensate farmers for growing individually managed trees to support reforestation and alleviate poverty.
In August, Greenstand joined the World Economic Forum's UpLink platform, which hosts global challenges to solve some of the world's most pressing issues as a part of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. We presented the Treetracker as part of the Trillion Trees Challenge, became finalists, and earned our spot in the Trillion Trees Challenge Innovator Cohort. Check out WEF's video about the Treetracker here!
In September 2020, Greenstand publishes its 2019 Annual Report, which also summarized milestones from 2017 and 2018.
OMDTZ organizes industrial placement in Morogoro, Tanzania around the topic of GIS mapping and the Treetracker app is now one of those tools!
In November 2020, Greenstand launched its first email newsletter, Greenstand Growth. This newsletter provides Treetracker and industry updates, shares volunteer and funding opportunities, showcases events, and generally seeks to engage our networks with restoration efforts each month. If you’re not already receiving our newsletter, sign up here!
In December 2020, Greenstand reached 500,000 trees tracked. Next stop: 1 million trees!
In the spring of 2021, we were lucky enough to onboard two new board members: Dr. Tuyeni H. Mwampamba of the National Autonomous University of Mexico's Institute for Ecosystems and Sustainability Research, and David Meyers, Executive Director of the Conservation Finance Alliance. In addition, our existing board member, Steve Ball, now serves as the Chairman of our Board of Directors. Meet the rest of our board here.
Greenstand’s Sebastian Gärtner presented to the Conservation Finance Alliance on progress made as a result of the CFA Incubator in which Greenstand was selected to receive mentorship from their Executive Director, David Meyers, over the course of 9 months in 2020. Check out the webinar here!
Greenstand is honored to be accepted as a partner of this exciting UN initiative over the next 10 critical years for our planet!
In February of 2021, Greenstand’s Treetracker reached ¾ of a million trees in the database!
Greenstand welcomes a new third party integration! Sadū allows users to sync their smart watch or enter their last workout directly in the Sadū app. Users earn trees for being active, and then have the option to reduce their carbon footprint by collecting eco-conscious digital assets in the form of Treetracker Impact Tokens.
On March 20th, we had a Token Wallet party for Greenstanders to inaugurate and test the new Impact Wallet API. About 30 contributors came to this virtual event and received Impact Tokens as a gift for their contributions to the project.
In March 2021, our Web Map moved over to Leaflet tile server as a more performant solution. Soon after, our team released Version 1.6.2 of our Admin Panel, which included advanced organizational filters, selfie allocation, tree species management and other features that are vital to improving the Treetracker experience.
On the 14th of June 2021 Luija from the Fairtree Roots without Borders project in Kenya tracks hits the 1 Million mark. A great example of FMNR.
FinorX launches a product clothing line with geotagged trees provided as impact tokens for every purchase. Three trees are supported in Freetown Sierra Leone for $6 USD with each sale.
Greenstand’s accomplishments from 2020 are detailed in the second Annual Report, available on our website.
Greenstand gets listed on the newsweek list of Planet Protectors.
Greenstand creates and shares three new videos to the YouTube channel.
Executive Director David Ezra Jay authored a first draft of the Green Standard Token White Paper.
Another milestone reached in April. With more than 2 Million data captures we have doubled the data in about 6 months. Lets keep on growing!
After a coding sprint with countless hours the amazing engineering team has released the latest version of the Treetracker App. Some of the additional features are a messaging system and the field token transfer functionality which opens up a variety of possibilities of leveraging global restoration.
Social Alpha Foundation "funds those who can imagine solutions for a better future, and build the tools that will take us there." We are excited to announce a generous grant from SAF that will take the Greenstand technology one step closer to a decentralized Green Standard Token model that puts the value of growing trees directly into the hands of those responsible. We are beyond thrilled to welcome SAF to our family of global Greenstanders!
After a lot of work from our volunteering team under the lead of Alex Cornforth the Treetracker App is now released on the App Store and data will seamlessly arrive in the Treetracker online Insfrastructure. Thanks again to all the hard work to Remi, Rob, Maxime, Lexie, Clarissa and more.
With only 22000 captures to reach 4 Million the platform is scaling fast and thanks to Digital Ocean our prefered cloud infrastructure provider we are ready for the next millions.
On the 22nd of February 2023 after only 2 months we have reached the next Million Milestone. 5 Million tree captures in our production environment! Thank you all for your contributions.
With the amazing work from our core members Dadio, Ruben, Jafer and many more https://map.treetracker.org/ was released at the end of April 2023 to replace the v1 version of the Treetracker map. A true milestone designed by Patrick Fan. Now we can display wallets, organizational maps and grower maps under one hood. Thank you team!!!!