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Stream relaxing background noise while you work, study or sleep.

Listening for ~2 Hours = 1 Tree

Streaming this song magically plants trees

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You can plant trees for free using Spotify.

We made a second audio clip where all the revenue goes to planting trees

Sounds too good to be true. How does this work?

Everytime you listen to a song on a streaming service it earns a tiny bit of cash for it's creator.

We use that money to plant trees.

So far we've planted 20,000 trees in Kenya, Madagascar and Mozambique. With your help we can plant 1000s more.

It's the world's first MP-Tree

There are two different ways to plant trees

The first is by adding this 31 second spoken-word audio clip to your playlists

We'll plant a tree for every 100 or so streams.

So add this song to every playlist and offset your music streaming.

Alternatively listen to our calming background noise loops.

They are perfect for to mask distractions and block off annoying sounds while you study, work, relax or sleep

Streaming for about 2 hours will plant 1 tree

Stream now

NEW: Sleep 8 hours? That will plant ~4 trees

Sleeping in the forest

▲ Planting trees while she sleeps.

I like to have background noise on while I sleep.

It blocks out distractions.

Many scientific studies show that masking noise can aid sleep, concentration and focus and possibly relieve ADHD symptoms.

That's why we've added white, brown andpink noise to Spotify.

We're also starting to add nature sounds.

Streaming for about 2 hours will plant 1 tree

Tune out distractions with our relaxing background noise.

Background noise isn't just for sleep. People stream it while they are working, studying or meditating.

If you're listening to background noise choose the option that also plants trees.

working in the forest

▲ He is planting trees while he works

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Let's plant a forest

Add this to your Playlists to Offset your Streaming

20 THOUSAND TREES PLANTED

🇰🇪 6650 trees in Kenya

🇲🇬 5050 trees in Madagascar

🇲🇿 4300 trees in Mozambique

🇲🇭 4000 trees in Haiti

1.8 million streams in total

Listen now on Spotify

UPDATE: 14th Donation
19th Apr. 2023

We passed 2,000,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 2000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


So far we've planted 6650 trees in Kenya, 5050 in Madagascar, 4300 in Mozambique 4000 in Haiti

See all previous donations
Date:Trees
Donated
TotalTotal
Streams

19th Apr.

200020,0002,000,000

18th Jan.

400018,0001,800,000

8th Oct.

400014,0001,400,000

4th March.

200010,0001,000,000

24th Jan.

10008000800,000

6th Dec.

25007000700,000

12th Nov.

8004500450,000

8th Nov.

20003700370,000

18th Oct.

2001700170,000

26th Sept.

5001500150,000

2nd Sept.

2001000100,000

30th Aug.

20080080,000

24th Aug.

20060060,000

21st July

40040040,000

UPDATE: 13th Donation
18th Jan. 2023

We passed 1,800,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 4000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


UPDATE: 12th Donation
8th Oct. 2022

We passed 1,400,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 4000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


UPDATE: 11th Donation
4th Mar. 2022

We passed 1,000,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 2000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


UPDATE: 10th Donation
24th Jan. 2022

We passed 800,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 1000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


UPDATE: 9th Donation
6th Dec. 2021

We just passed 700,000 streams on Spotify so we just donated 2500 more trees in Madagascar to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign

Total donation so far: 7000

UPDATE: 8th Donation
12th Nov. 2021

We just passed 450,000 streams on Spotify so we just donated 800 more trees in Kenya to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign

UPDATE: 7th Donation
8th Nov. 2021

We just passed 370,000 streams on Spotify so we just donated 2000 more trees in Mozambique to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign

UPDATE: 2021: 6th donation
18th Oct. 2021

We passed 170,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further200 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



UPDATE: 5th Donation
26th Sept. 2021

We just passed 150,000 streams on Spotify so we just donated 500 more trees in Kenya to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



UPDATE: 4th Donation
2nd Sept. 2021

We just passed 100,000 streams on Spotify so we just donated 200 more trees in Mozambique to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



UPDATE: Third Donation
30th August 2021

We reached 80,000 streams on Spotify so we just donated 200 more trees in Madagascar to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



UPDATE: Second Donation
24th August 2021

We reached 60,000 streams on Spotify so we just donated 200 more trees in Kenya to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



UPDATE: First Donation
21st July 2021

We reached 40,000 streams on Spotify so we just donated our first 400 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



Thanks to all the listeners! We hope to donate many more

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We loved the idea of a mischievous spirit gaming the Spotify micropayments system by putting up a short song which, when played, donates a bit of cash to a treeplanting initiative. Add this to all your playlists, Readership, and let’s get some green into the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does this work?

When you stream a song the musician gets some money (e.g the rapper Drake earned $52.5 million from Spotify last year).

We've created a 31 second audio clip where all that money goes to planting trees.

Around ~100 streams will pay to plant one tree (you have to listen to at least 30 seconds with the sound up (no mute -sorry).

The exact amount paid out for each stream depends on a great variety of (often secret) factors- such as where the song is streamed and by whom.

Please don't use bots or try to cheat the streaming services. It won't work and might get us banned

More streams = More trees so don't forget to share and add to playlists.



If you'd like to know more please contact me via the widget in the bottom right corner

Transparency -all about tree planting

We partner with the best tree planting programs across the world. We aim to get the best value for money/environmental impact.

Initially we are planting trees with the Eden Reforestation Project

20,000 trees donated in total

Date:Trees
Donated
TotalTotal
Streams

19th Apr.

200020,0002,000,000

18th Jan.

400018,0001,800,000

8th Oct.

400014,0001,400,000

4th March.

200010,0001,000,000

24th Jan.

10008000800,000

6th Dec.

25007000700,000

12th Nov.

8004500450,000

8th Nov.

20003700370,000

18th Oct.

2001700170,000

26th Sept.

5001500150,000

2nd Sept.

2001000100,000

30th Aug.

20080080,000

24th Aug.

20060060,000

21st July

40040040,000

19th APR. 2023 14th donation

We passed 2,000,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 2,000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


18th Jan. 2023 13th donation

We passed 1,800,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 4,000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


8th Oct. 2022 12th donation

We passed 1,400,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 4000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


4th March 2022 : 11th donation

We passed 1,000,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 2000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


24th Jan 2022 : 10th donation

We passed 800,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 1000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign


UPDATE 6th. Dec 2021: 9th donation

We passed 700,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 2000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



Total donations so far: 20,000 trees

UPDATE 12th Nov. 2021: 8th donation

We passed 450,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 2000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign

UPDATE 8th Nov. 2021: 7th donation

We passed 370,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 2000 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign

UPDATE 18th Oct. 2021: 6th donation

We passed 170,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 200 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign

UPDATE 26th Sept. 2021: 5th donation

We passed 150,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 500 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign

UPDATE 2nd Sept. 2021: 4th donation

We passed 100,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 200 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign

UPDATE 30th August 2021: Third donation

We reached 80,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 200 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



UPDATE 24th August 2021: Second donation

We reached 60,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated a further 200 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



UPDATE 21st July 2021: First donation

We reached 40,000 streams on Spotify. We just donated our first 400 trees to the Eden Reforestation project via Trillion Tree Campaign



Thanks to all the listeners!

View my page on Trillion Tree Campaign here

Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden) reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local people to plant millions of trees every year. As of July 2021 they have planted 633,116,258 trees in 8 countries.



They are a tree planting partner of organisations such as Ecosia and Verizon



In 2020 and 2021 they received a Guidestar Platinum Transparency award .

You can view them on charity navigator here



Tree planting in Madagascar Tree planting in Kenya

▲Pics from Eden projects in Madagascar and Kenya

Their mission ( from CharityNaviagtor):

"Founded in 2002, Eden Reforestation Projects aims to provide fair wage employment to impoverished villagers as global forest restoration agents. We hire the poorest of the poor to grow, plant, and guard to maturity native species forest on a massive scale. Our "Employ to Plant" methodology results in a multiplication of positive socio-economic and environment measures. By the year 2025 our objective is to plant a minimum of 500 million trees each year and to offer hope through the employment of tens of thousands of people in countries where extreme poverty is rampant."

Where we plant trees



So far we've planted 6650 trees in Kenya, 5050 in Madagascar, 4300 in Mozambique 4000 in Haiti

Streaming income



According to Distrokid who handle the royalties from the streaming services I won't get any payment for around 3 months. At that time I will spend all the money generated on planting trees. And of course I will show records of this. I state ~100 streams = 1 play because sometimes streaming services don't monetize a stream: e.g the listener had the sound down or didn't listen to more than 30 seconds or they suspect bots are being used.

I hope that if this is successful I will be able to transfer the copyright to a good tree planting program directly so I don't have to deal with transfers etc.

You can find out more about Eden Reforestation Projects or donate trees here

How to contact you?

Please contact me via the widget in the bottom right

Who made this?

Hi I'm Matt. I previously made viral apps Bufferi.ng and TwikTwok.
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Many Thanks to the voiceover team

Many thanks to all the people who have helped make this project possible. Here are the talented voice artist who recorded the messages:

  • David Wayman

    David Wayman

    Actor

    Thanks to Actor & Voice-Over Artist, David Wayman for kindly providing the voiceover at short notice. If you are looking for a professional, versatile and talented actor for your project you can hire him here.Check out his website

    You can watch some of his work here or listen to some of it here

    He comes highly recommended.

  • josh

    Josh

    Social Media/Sourcing music

    'Hello there! I'm Josh, and I feel privileged to be a part of MPTree, an organization that is dedicated to making a real difference in the world. As a recent graduate with a deep interest in sustainability, I immediately seized the opportunity to join this wonderful organization.

    I have a multifaceted role that involves scouting for new talents and tracks to publish, helping generate fresh ideas, and overseeing our social media side. It's truly gratifying to witness how every stream on Spotify contributes to planting trees and creating a positive impact on the environment. I'm thrilled to be part of MPTree and eager to see what the future holds.

  • Fajar Siddiq

    Fajar Siddiq

    Voiceover/Singer

    Fajar Recorded the Malay version and kindly contributed an original song.

    He is also a Serial Entrepreneur + Indie-Maker + Influencer + Producer + Professional Yo-Yo Player + Digital Nomad + Designer & Developer

  • alexander Kluge

    Alexander Kluge

    Voiceover Artist

    Alexander Recorded the .German version 🇩

    He is a German-English Voice Actor:

    Everyday man to over-the-top announcer. The job decides the voice. Dry, matter-of-fact to cartoony and charactery. Old or young, deep and gravelly to young and hip. --- Languages: German (Berlin-erisch; High German), English (neutral; U.S.)

    You can book him here

  • Juan Sarmiento

    Juan Pablo Sarmiento

    Spanish voiceover

    Juan Recorded the Spanish version

    Designer, biker and musician from Colombia, creator of some cool digital projects like iconshock.com , artify.co and bypeople.com Always open to get involved in new and exciting projects.

  • Novikova Irina

    Novikova Irina

    Russian voiceover

    Irina recorded the Russian version

    She is an actress in Moscow.

    Check out her Instagram and Facebook

    • Jérémy Chevallier

      Jérémy Chevallier

      French voiceover

      Jérémy recorded the French version: 'Cette chanson fait planter des arbres' in original song format

      Aside from producing music, he is also a serial entrepreneur with a focus on bringing modern civilization back into harmony with nature, each other, and our higher selves.

      You can follow his journey on Instagram and reach out to collaborate via his website: jeremy.chevallier.net



      Check out his music on Spotify

      Please Share

      More Shares = More Trees

      We reached 2,000,000 streams and planted 20,000 trees through word of mouth.

      Let's keep the momentum going so we can plant more trees

      It would be great if you could share this on social media.

      Even better if you share with people you know- you can use the extra special short URL mptr.ee