“Alexa, plant a tree”: how the new Amazon assistant function works

Users will be able to donate $1 every time they say “Alexa, plant a tree”

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Amazon users now have a tool to save the environment. From now on, people who use Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, will be able to order the application to plant trees.

The “Alexa, plant a tree” command will allow people to donate $1 to fund reforestation projects around the globe.

According to Amazon, this initiative is part of an alliance with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted, which is dedicated to promoting reforestation initiatives around the world.

“Users in the US with an Alexa-enabled device can now say “Alexa, plant a tree” to donate $1 to plant a tree via One Tree Planted”, explained Amazon through a statement.

The company explained that part of the idea behind this initiative is to make it easier for people to support projects that help conserve the environment, especially during Earth Month. As part of this reforestation program, Amazon customers will be able to receive information about how many trees they have helped plant.

“To further show our commitment to helping preserve the planet, Amazon is also donating $1 million to One Tree Planted. The donation will help the non-profit organization plant a total of 1 million trees, from April to December 2022, to have a global impact around the world.

The funds raised through this system will be used to reforest 4 sites specifically such as open pit mines in Appalachia (Pennsylvania), the Mendocino National Forest (California), India and the Pacific Northwest.

To date One Tree Planted has helped plant more than 40 million trees in more than 43 countries. In the last year alone, the organization has participated in the planting of more than 20 million new trees.

“We believe that every action and donation, big or small, matters when it comes to supporting a more sustainable future. That is why We are committed to helping customers plant trees easily.”, they maintain.

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