Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Plant a Tree
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The Justin.tv tree planting campaign is launching on December 8th, during the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. World leaders are convening in Copenhagen to negotiate and agree upon how world governments will cooperate and make the critical changes we need to make now in fighting climate change before we pass the point of no return. Deforestation is responsible for about 15% of global carbon emissions. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) has been talked about for years but the summit at Copenhagen is the first opportunity to see it implemented on a global scale. REDD would allow countries to trade on the carbon value of their forests. If successful, it could be a relatively inexpensive way to quickly reduce deforestation, cut emissions and preserve the habitats of some of the most endangered species on the planet.
OneClimate, a Justin.tv broadcaster, will be covering the Copenhagen climate conference at OneClimate's Channel, starting Monday the 7th at 6pm Central Europe time, 9am Pacific time. During this continual coverage, there will be shows at 3am, 5am, 7am, 9am, and 11am Pacific time. Tune in for the latest including interviews, details on the science, live video feeds of the conference and demonstrations. Viewers will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions, so stop in and be a part.
Mokugift and Justin.tv have provided the tools, now we need everyone to participate. Come join Justin.tv tree planting campaign in our goal to plant 1 million trees by next Earth Day. Get your widget today at Visit http://www.mokugift.com/justintv
Then, view the live coverage by OneClimate at http://www.justin.tv/petersanderstead, your very own front seat to the climate conference.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Check it out!
The wonderful folks at Justin.tv have partnered for a special campaign that enables Justin.tv producers and members to plant trees and inspire others to plant trees.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
San Francisco, CA September 29, 2009 - Launching the week after Global Climate Week (Sept 20th – 26th), mokugift’s GreenLifestyle daily quiz and green fact-sharing application on Yahoo!’s homepage empowers up to 118 million* individuals to make every week Global Climate Week. By taking three daily quiz questions, users can learn new environmental facts every day in just a few minutes. With a few more clicks of the mouse, they can challenge a few friends to a quiz and pleasantly surprise them with new green knowledge.
For busy users, with a single click of the mouse, they can broadcast a daily environmental fact to friends that use Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger 10 through Yahoo! Updates. Anyone can add Mokugift’s GreenLifestyle app to his or her Yahoo! homepage exploring the My Favorites application gallery on Yahoo.com.
Mokugift’s GreenLifestyle is a break from the gloom and doom of economic and environmental news. GreenLifestyle gives everyone the opportunity to learn about the environmental choices that they are empowered to make in their daily lives. Sharing this knowledge is a positive experience that they can enjoy every day.
Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Global Climate Week 2009 (theme: ‘Seal The Deal') focused attention on raising awareness of the upcoming crucial climate policy meeting in Copenhagen, in December 2009. Through its “Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign,” UNEP is appealing to global citizens to achieve the goal of planting seven billion trees—roughly one tree for every living person on the planet—by the end of 2009.
Users of mokugift’s GreenLifestyle earn points by answering quiz questions correctly and by challenging friends to quizzes. The top 1,000 users of each month get to plant a real tree for free via mokugift. Points are reset to zero each month, so everyone has a chance to plant a tree for free and do their part in the Billion Tree Campaign.
Mokugift’s GreenLifestyle gives the all users the opportunity plant a real tree as a gift for a friend for $1 apiece. Mokugift trees are planted by farmers practicing environmentally sustainable forestry and agricultural methods in tropical zones in Central America, Africa and Asia. The plantings not only restock, with native trees, existing forests that have been depleted, but also contribute to more diverse, productive and economically sustainable land-use systems. An average tropical tree absorbs 50 pounds of carbon dioxide annually over its lifetime, providing enough clean oxygen for two people.
Yahoo.com is one of the most popular homepages in the US and the world, with approximately 118 million monthly visitors (comScore, August 2009). “Yahoo! gives us an amazing opportunity to make environmental education a fun and easy daily activity for 118 million individuals.” says mokugift co-founder Krates Ng. “Yahoo! is a great partner in our mission to empower more people to participate in the UNEP Billion Tree Campaign”.
An official partner of UNEP, mokugift not only empowers people to participate in theBillion Tree Campaign, it also provides the tools to inspire others to participate. Tree planting is an easy first step to a more environmentally responsible lifestyle, and Mokugift enables anyone concerned about climate change—even those lacking access to planting space—to make a difference. Mokugift.com fosters global environmental solidarity by letting everyone see how their actions inspire their friends, and friends of friends, to take part in the Billion Tree Campaign.
Anyone receiving a mokugift tree receives their own mokugift.com web page, a virtual island that serves as a platform for encouraging others to plant trees themselves or “gift” trees to others. Active promoters of tree planting via mokugift receive acknowledgement for their achievement on the site and are rewarded with free tree planting. The planting of real mokugift trees is administered by award-winning nonprofit agroforestry organizations such as Trees For The Future and Sustainable Harvest International.
Mokugift invites everyone to try out GreenLifestyle on Yahoo! and start their day with positivity and empowerment to make a difference in the fight against climate change.
About UNEP’s Billion Tree Campaign
Launched in November 2006 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the objective of encouraging the planting of at least one billion trees worldwide each year, “Plant for the Planet: The Billion Tree Campaign” is now recognized as one of the UN’s most successful environmental campaigns. To date, UNEP has tracked the planting of more than three billion trees in 166 countries. Now in its second stage, the campaign, which stresses the power of partnerships, has set a new goal of seven billion trees planted before the end of 2009—roughly one tree for every living person on the planet. Every tree counts, and UNEP counts every tree.
For more information on the UNEP’s billion tree campaign, please visithttp://www.unep.org/billiontreecampaign/
A social venture focused on customer experience and tangible, positive benefit to the environment and society, Mokugift makes it easy and rewarding to plant trees, for $1 apiece, through online “gifting.” Giving a mokugift tree is similar to sending an e-card, and recipients can proudly display their trees online at Facebook, MySpace, Yahoo!, and 50 other popular Web sites.
An official partner of the United Nations Environment Programme's Billion Tree Campaign, mokugift collaborates with award-winning nonprofit agroforestry organizations such as Trees For The Future and Sustainable Harvest International to plant trees in twelve countries: Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Burundi, Senegal, Zambia, India, the Philippines and Haiti. Using environmentally sustainable methods, farmers in these countries plant mokugift trees to restock existing forests and enable more diverse, productive and economically sustainable land-use systems.
For more information on mokugift, please visit http://www.mokugift.com
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Connect. Create. Act.
Register, and in addition to the collaboration and innovation benefits you will receive, we'll plant a tree for each Early Bird registrant via MokuGift, a United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Partner.
**Limited number of seats available so sign up today!**
Who will attend:
-Marketers and Business Strategists
Mobile, Web 2.0/3.0, Clean Tech, Water, Virtualization, Smart Grid, Smart Metering, SAAS, Smart IT, Gadgets, Server Technology, Building, Government, Manufacturing, Design & User Experience etc.
What is an Unconference:
An Unconference is a participant-driven conference centered around a theme or purpose and is a forum for creativity, engineering, and innovation.
Why Green AND Software?:
A January Fast Company article deemed the Sustainability Systems Developer one of the Ten Best Green Jobs for the next decade.
The article states: "The green economy needs a cadre of specialized software developers and engineers who design, build, and maintain the networks of sensors and stochastic modeling that underpin wind farms, smart energy grids, congestion pricing and other systems substituting intelligence for natural resources. Coders with experience using large scale enterprise resource planning have an edge here, as well as developers familiar with open source and web 2.0 applications."
- IBM - sensors & software to manage H2O
- Lil Green Patch
- Go Green Mobile Carbon Tracking
- Bon Appetit Management Co's Low Carbon Diet Website
- Clear Standards (SAP) Carbon Accounting Software
- Numerous Green Blogs/Websites/Social Media/Virtual Communities
Conference sponsorships are available offering you the opportunity to gain premium presence in front of conference attendees. To discuss an advertising, sponsorship or custom marketing program that is right for you, email us. greensoftwareunconference at gmail dot com
**We'll plant a tree for each Early Bird registrant via MokuGift, a United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Partner. Thank you to Eventbrite for helping to Sponsor this.
Early Registration by August 10 - $100
After August 10 - $150
**Limited number of seats available so sign up today!**
Facebook and Twitter:
Join Facebook LinkedIn and Twitter, and you'll receive up-to-the-minute information about the Green Software Unconference!
August 19, 2009 Agenda:
8:30am - Breakfast and Registration
9:00am - Welcome and Introductions
9:45am - Unconference Session Proposals
10:30am - 11:15 - Session One
11:30-12:30 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 - Session Two
2:00 - 2:45 - Session Three
3:00 - 3:45 - Session Four
4:00 - 4:45 - Summary & Raffle
4:45 - 5:45 - Happy Hour Networking
(Raffle giveaways include: organic wine, computer books, trees -
DIGITAL SUMMER combines three passions: Photography, Technology, and Fashion.
On August 19th Ubergizmo and Girls in Tech are partnering up to create DIGITAL SUMMER in Temple, San Francisco, one of the few sustainable nightclubs in the world.
We are bringing the most international, professional, and glamorous crowd of San Francisco for socializing, professional photo-shoot, technology, green cause, and eco-fashion.
-Test-drive HP's coolest products
- Try out the latest Intel-based devices
*8-11 PM Studio Photo-Shoot by Eye-Fi (Feel like a Model!)
*8.30-10 PM Atelier Emmanuel, fine boutique hair salon & day spa will spoil you!
*8.30-10 PM STAR Make-Up Artists Bianca Lucescu and Candy Walker will be hosting Eye-Lash Bar!
*8-10 pm test-drive HP's coolest products
In addition, our partner Mokugift, the official United Nations will be planting a tree with every glass of champagne consumed at the event.
MUSIC: guest DJ Mrs.Blythe
$1 with RSVP on the event invitation page (plants a tree)
$ 5 at the door w/o RSVP
DRESS CODE—Chic and Elegant
Bronze: Edun Live
Executive Producer-Liana Burtsava, Co-Producer-Eliane Fiolet (Ubergizmo)
Monday, August 3, 2009
Posterous (enviro press releases)
Hip Hop Press Releases
Go Green Tube (green videos)
David Woo on San Francisco Examiner
Brian Riddle (green builder and environmentalist on twitter)
Underground Homes (environmental homes)
Thanks to you all! Follow Friday coming this week.
To check out our videos, go to mokugift's youtube page
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
BE GREEN FORUM
- Every glass of champagne plants a tree!
- Learn how rock-stars and athletes fight global warming with Mokugift!
- Complimentary appetizers early in the evening!
8.30 pm, Q&A SESSION by San Francisco’ “green” companies
- Mokugift: UN partner, plant a tree for $1 trees.mokugift.com
- Viv: make impact by using Viv stickers at green businesses
- Friends of the Urban Forest: urban forestry non-profit
- PlantSense: Internet-enabled plant sensor
- $1 with RSVP (plants a tree): http://mokugift.eventbrite.com/
- $5 at the door w/o RSVP
- DRESS CODE - Chic and Elegant
MEDIA SUPPORT: Ubergizmo.com
- Mokugift gives everyone the ability to plant a tree in Central America, Africa and Asia for $1. Mokugift trees can be planted as a gift for a friend and sent like an e-card. Mokugift is an official partner of the United Nations Environment Programme. Mokugift is also partnering with Viv and Friends of the Urban Forest to showcase local choices that you can make to fight climate change.
- Viv enables consumers like you to help SF businesses become more green by simply using the Viv sticker every time you make a purchase at a Viv business. There are around 80 businesses participating in the Viv program, and more joining every month.
- Friends of the Urban Forest is an urban forestry non-profit that plants trees on the streets you walk on in San Francisco.
- San Francisco-based company PlantSense will introduce guests to the EasyBloom Plant Sensor, an innovative gardening tool that takes the guesswork out of gardening and helps conserve water. The unique Internet-enabled plant sensor recommends and monitors plants, and also alerts users when they’re overwatering their greens, preventing water, energy and money from being wasted.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
We had a great time designing and developing this app. The Yahoo! team has been amazing during the entire development process, from concept refinement and usability suggestions to technical support. On the top of that, they have put up this very cool video with Hans. Please check it out:
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Thursday June 11th at Temple Nightclub in San Francisco.
Location: 540 Howard st.
Time: Starts at 7pm
Photo-Shoot by Fotki.com
Plant a tree via Mokugift.com
Intuition sessions from Insight Salon
Gifts from Juice Beauty
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Green IPhone Apps ZapRoot - More amazing video clips are a click away
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The hip hop community is really starting to embrace the mission and message of mokugift. Omar Offendum, an up-and-coming hip hop artist, is on board with mokugift. Omar, doesn't just talk the talk. Environmentalism is a part of his life. Moreover, the symbolism of trees is relevant to his identity. I'll let Omar's quote speak for itself:
Plant a tree with Omar here.
Check out Omar's upcoming shows here.
What we really like is that he customized his text to say 'Omar is under the influence of TREES - Plant One'. He has a way with words.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
You can plant a tree with Pharoahe Monch here
Stay tuned for some words from Pharoahe about his thoughts on how hiphop and environmental action can be combined. For now, you can get a sense of how he approaches his art by checking out this video:
Pharoahe Monch from Monstar Productions LLC on Vimeo.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
We called back the Apple representative and when we asked to be forwarded an official copy of this official yet unwritten policy, the Apple representative declined and stated that he can only tell us over the phone. This person even declined to email us from an Apple email address to confirm that he worked for Apple. We wondered if this was legit, so we called Apple and asked for him via the front desk. He answered, so as far as we know he works there, but he won't confirm his role nor this unwritten policy.
Our dilemma is this, Apple is asking us to remove the promise to plant a tree from our marketing materials. However, it is hard for us to change our marketing materials in this way without changing the concept of A Real Tree. March 9th we talked again and told him that we will brainstorm about the ways in which we could conform to this set of unwritten policies. We asked to have a week to figure out a way to change A Real Tree to conform to these unwritten policies, but have been instead given only until the end of day March 10th. We asked again if we could have a week, then he said that he would talk to his management team. So far the app is still up.
photo source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregondot/3134019512/
Thus, we decided to reach out to our fans, customers and supporters, who understand the concept and value of A Real Tree. The more brains behind this, the more likely we will be able to solve the problem before the end of the week. Please leave your suggestions in the comment thread.
We appreciate the opportunity that Apple has given us with the AppStore and we would like to keep the opportunity alive.
At mokugift, we are just a few guys dedicated to helping the United Nations Environment Programme empower more people to easily plant a tree as part of their Billion Tree Campaign. Please help us. As a token of our gratitude, we will plant 100 trees for the first person that gives us the solution that allows us to stay on the App Store.
Special thanks to Darrell for the first suggestion: Apple chops down A Real Tree.
Friday, March 6, 2009
For those of you who are interested in becoming an affiliate for mokugift to help our planet while making money, please sign up at AffiliateFuture today!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Platte River Kitchens joined mokugift as a corporate customer. They will be at booth 2343 at the Colorado Garden & Home Show. For years, Platte River Kitchens has seen companies give away pens, t-shirts and other mementos that aren't environmentally beneficial. Sure, some may reduce their damage to our environment, but Platte River Kitchens made the move this year to reward customers with mokugift trees that benefit our environment.
The Colorado Garden & Home Show is a non-profit organization providing horticultural scholarships and grants in Colorado.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Mokugift now shows the total number of people you inspired (3 degrees of friends) and the total number of trees planted by them. We also provide 4 tools for you to share the inspiration with friends (through which mokugift tracks how your inspiration spreads):
1) Adding Mokugift to your email signature
2) Adding mokugift widget onto your profile on
3) Adding mokugift widget to your blog
4) Telling your friends via email
To celebrate the friends that join you in planting trees, for the first tree that each of your inspired friends plants, you will get a free tree. This doubles your impact in the fight against global warming. For every 10 trees planted by people inspired by you (up to 3 degrees away), you will get a free tree. This will further increase your impact in the fight against global warming.
Get your tools and start inspiring our friends today: http://www.mokugift.com/user/inspire