Editor's note: This is a guest post from Hans Chung, one of the founders of Mokugift, now available as an application on My Yahoo!. As part of the launch of new open applications for users of My Yahoo! and Yahoo! Mail, we asked all of the app developers to introduce themselves and talk about building their apps on Yahoo!'s open platforms.Mokugift gives everyone an easy way to plant a real tree in Central America, Africa, or Asia, in honor of a friend. For just one dollar a tree, the recipient gets an e-card or a virtual representation of their tree displayed on Facebook, Mokugift, and now on My Yahoo! as well. Mokugift tree plantings not only restock depleted forests with native trees, but also contribute to more diverse, productive and economically sustainable land-use systems. Mokugift?s mission is to make tree-planting convenient and to empower everyone to inspire their friends to live environmentally responsible lifestyles. Mokugift is an official partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
GreenLifestyle provides three thought-provoking questions daily in the form of a quiz. You earn points when you choose the correct answer and when you challenge friends to take the quiz. The top 1,000 point scorers get to plant a real tree for free.
Tree planting is a positive way to celebrate special occasions and to inspire others. As you plant more trees, GreenLifestyle shows you the total environmental benefit of those trees. In this way, GreenLifestyle empowers you to be part of the fight against climate change, and to inspire your friends to live environmentally responsible lifestyles.
Mokugift is committed to adding features to the GreenLifestyle app that help empower the My Yahoo! audience to live greener lifestyles. In conjunction with the launch of the app, Mokugift also recently launched the Mokugift Artists and Athletes program. We give fans the opportunity to plant trees with their favorite artists and athletes via mokugift.com. We are launching this with a few artists such as Pharoahe Monch, Tajai Massey, Mystic, Pepper and Nina B. Mokugift invites all artists to inspire everyone to fight climate change by getting on board with Mokugift.