Several blockchain projects, in particular Bitcoin, have been accused of having a very negative impact on the environment. With the increase in global warming, there must be some projects that take carbon dioxide into the atmosphere seriously.
This is why XRP is working to become the most environmentally friendly and sustainable virtual currency on the market. His community believes that XRP should consume less energy than VISA transactions, for example.
According to John Leopold and Niclas Englesson, XRP consumes less energy than many other projects and payment processors. For example, with the consumption of energy by XRP to process 220 million transactions, it would be possible to power 14 light bulbs, 6 dishwashers or 11,018 car miles. Bitcoin could power 149 million light bulbs, 70 million dishwashers and 115 million car miles. XRP's performance is even better than Ethereum or VISA.
However, there is still a negative effect on the environment. Even if minimal, the intention is to reduce its carbon footprint and completely negate the environmental impact of transactions on the register.
This is what the XRP community is trying to do with the XRP Tree Project that is being promoted by the Twitter user @WanderingWare. To proceed, the project collaborated with the One Tree Planted Organization.
#XRPtree Project UPDATED!
245 trees to be planted #Rwanda thanks to our partner @onetreeplanted.
This means #XRPcommunity helped plant 525 trees with our previous 280 plant! An incredible result that we can celebrate!
We are even closer to a neutral Co2 network! pic.twitter.com/mvZExoWrFD
– Wandering Ware 🌲🇦🇺 (@WanderingWare) November 7, 2018
Although tree costs vary by region, the system developed by XRP Tree Project requires $ 1 dollar for a tree.
By the way, WanderingWare commented:
"XRPTree Project is an official partner of OneTreePlanted.org which has an ingenious system where 1USD $ = a tree, they do so by pooling the funds so that they have enough to allow a large plant to cover all the funds. plans vary from 5,000 to 20,000 tree plants as far as I know. "
In this way, XRP Tree Project, working with OneTreePlanted.org, has planted 1,126 trees to date on four different continents. These trees were able to offset 24.77 tons of carbon dioxide from Ripple technology.
For example, the organization will plant 245 trees in Rwanda. According to WanderingWare, the project is also empowering women and men in Rwanda on sustainable farming methods.
At the moment, there is a fundraising page specifically designed for XRP Tree Project. The site allows the XRP community to learn about the projects they have and how they aim to reduce the carbon footprint of the XRP network.
In the future, a new donation system with XRP could help the crypto community to donate to reduce carbon emissions.