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“Alexa plants a tree”: the phrase to plant trees from the house and help reforest

From this day on, some users will be able to ask Alexa to “plant a tree” to help the reforestation of four strategic zones and be part of a global impact in favor of environment. For this they must donate one US dollar. Users will have the opportunity to see how many trees they have planted in their account. Amazon.

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For now the action Alexa, grow a tree” it is only activated for the United States. Amazon reported that in addition to the tree planting initiative, it will donate $1 million to environmental charity One Tree Planted that was associated with the project.

“Trees play a vital role in creating clean air and water, maintaining a healthy climate, and providing habitats for wildlife. That’s why we make it easy for Alexa customers to help support reforestation efforts by donating a tree just by using your voice,” Amazon said.

Starting this April and until December 2022 Amazon committed to reforestation, Well, with the million dollars donated, a million trees will be planted, which, added to those of clients, is expected to have a positive global impact. The initial reforestation project includes the following locations:

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Restoration of open pit mines in Appalachia: This project will help support the reforestation of approximately 34 acres of strip mined land in Center County, Pennsylvania, which it cannot naturally regenerate on its own.

Restoration in areas damaged by wildfires in California: It is the Forest Health Project, a restoration program implemented on privately owned land with the National Forest in Mendocino that was severely affected by the 2018 wildfires in Colusa County in Northern California.

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According to the company with the funds, foresters will be able to spend more time promoting vegetation planning and resource management, helping to reduce the risk of fires and floods in the region.

Fight hunger in India with fruit trees: This project consists of planting fruit trees on the land of small farmers in marginalized communities located in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisha, and West Bengal in India. “These fruit trees will help farmers create sustainable livelihoods and provide nutritious food to their families and communities.

Protection of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest: Trees will be planted alongside rivers and streams in the Pacific Northwest to help restore critical habitat for salmon, the main food source for endangered killer whales.

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It should be noted that for every dollar a tree will be planted, however Amazon points out that, in order to avoid fraudulent charges, it is necessary that a minimum of $2 dollars is donated Americans. Likewise, Amazon has packages from five, 10 and up to 20 trees, available on the website, so that users can choose the option that best suits them.

From 2014 to date, the foundation One Tree Planted, has planted more than 40 million trees in more than 43 countries. His vision is to make it possible for anyone to help plant trees in a collective effort to restore forests, foster biodiversity, and make a positive social impact around the world.

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