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Biodiversity Corridors by Plant Your Tree

Please find below the judging results for your proposal.

Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

The judges thought this was a very good proposal, deserving of support. However, they questioned how it would reduce consumption rather than shift it toward products linked with ecological improvements. In addition, they recommend you work on the details of your consumption metrics.

Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' ratings


Judges'' comments

I like this proposal very much in particular I like the idea of the biodiversity corridor. Makes a great deal of sense and ecological terms and there is no question that uniting fragmented forests is a positive thing to do. However the connection to the consumer side is underdeveloped. Which products will have the linkage to planting trees? All products? Certain kinds of products? Will consumers be educated about this so that they will be willing to pay her these plantings? Why are the tree plantings connected to products? Why not just fundraise for money? These are questions that should be answered. I suggest looking in the literature for studies of these kinds of linked programs. Do they work? Perhaps the literature on carbon offsetting would be a place to start. I suggest that the authors of this proposal flesh it out on the consumer side. It's a great project that deserves attention.

This is an original proposal. I like it. But it needs to be worked through much more, with some specific examples and numbers. The argument for protecting the forest and connecting them is interesting and well presented. But the other end of the chain of events: how to affect consumers’ behavior is rather sketchy.

The proposal is original, but clearly underdeveloped at this point. It might be worth thinking about applying your ideas to products that have a connection with forests, as that might make more sense to consumers.

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