Saturday, September 21, 2019

GCash | Forest


Let us be a nature lover for this post. 

This September I received a notification from GCash about their additional feature called GForest.

According to their website, GCash Forest is a new feature that gives you the power to plant and grow real trees -- all through the GCash App.

How does it work?

1. Switch to green activities to reduce waste and carbon consumption that harm the environment.

This can mean going paperless and cashless by doing your transaction activities online such as paying the bills, etc. In other words, doing your transactions within the GCash app.

2. Collect green energy: Earn energy points from green activities and cashless actions! Drop by a day after your transaction to collect them.

So whenever you do your transactions within the GCash app e.g. Buy load, Bank transfer, Pay bills, etc., it creates an energy points which you can collect from the GCash Forest option.


Actually if you connect your health app to it, you can collect energy points as well depending on the walks you've made for the day.


3. Pick your tree: Once you’ve earned enough energy points, you can choose a native tree to adopt on your own, or with other GForest users.

As for me, there's only one tree available which is the Yakal.

According to the description, it is the last of Philippines' timber pride, and is very rare to find as it is now Critically Endangered as stated by the DENR. It's know for its darkish red wood color and its value to protecting watershed areas.

After joining the GCash Forest, I have collected 5,802g of Green energy. Yakal has 20,560g energy required. When I reach that required energy, I will be able to plant Yakal within the app.


So with every tree we plant in the GCash Forest, they will plant one tree on our behalf in Ipo Watershed - Metro Manila's primary water source.

I took a look at Gcash Forest's collaborations and this is what I've found:


This is helpful in collecting energy points for GCash users who frequently transact with them. 😀

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