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From the Skoll Foundation:
Lauren Fletcher heads BioCarbon Engineering, which develops drones that plant trees, by first mapping planting areas – to understand ground typology, soil type and moisture, etc. – and then firing biodegradable seedpods into the ground. (At this point in Lauren’s description, the audience’s collective jaw had dropped.) The company is currently working to plant one billion trees per year, and can potentially scale to tens of billions of trees, to offset the 15 billion trees that are destroyed annually. In service of SDG 15 (“protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems”), BioCarbon Engineering’s efforts to solve local problems at scale have global ramifications.
Click on BioCarbon Engineering above to watch a 90-second video.