Our partner projects
It is of great importance to us to support only trustworthy environmental projects with ThankU. And also that your contribution directly benefits the projects.
That's why we have carefully selected our partner projects and are in regular contact with the teams on site. If you want to know how ThankU uses the money in detail, please read our transparency reports.
With every ThankU you can choose to support one of the three projects presented here.
Clean the ocean from plastic waste
If you would like to help rid the seas of plastic waste, ThankU will support sevencleanseas.com with your contribution. Seven Clean Seas is a social enterprise based in Singapore. Since its foundation in 2018, thousands of volunteers have helped to remove over 200 tons of plastic from the oceans and beaches.
Plastic not only pollutes the environment but also endangers marine, bird and coral life. An estimated 100,000 marine animals are losing their lives to it every year. Seven Clean Seas hosts beach clean up events with locals and tourists to fight plastic pollution.
Protect wildlife habitats
If you want to protect wildlife, ThankU will support Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco. Jocotoco, an Ecuadorian non-governmental organization (NGO), has been protecting the habitats of Ecuador's most endangered birds since 1998, thus contributing to the preservation of biodiversity. Jocotoco achieves this goal by acquiring strategic land and managing it as biological reserves.
To date, the Jocotoco foundation has established a network of fifteen reserves in Ecuador, which together protect around 23,000 hectares (approximately 57,000 acres). Although these reserves were created to protect the habitats of more than 900 bird species, they protect all the wildlife living in them, including large and rare mammals such as the spectacled bear, mountain tapir, puma and jaguar.
CO₂ info — Protect wildlife habitats
10m² of protected rainforest prevents 490 kg of CO₂ bound in the forest from entering the atmosphere. This is a conservative estimate by Jocotoco with a safety margin of 15%, based on a study Carbon storage and sequestration of re-growing montane forest in southern Ecuador.
If you decide to support the planting of new trees, ThankU will use your contribution to support the non-profit organization One Tree Planted. One Tree Planted is on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees.
Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create a sustainable impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for the locals, and restore biodiversity.
CO₂ info — Plant trees
Each tree planted by One Tree Planted binds 10 kg of CO₂ per year in the first 20 years. This is a conservative estimate by One Tree Planted, based on data from 330 studies and reports.