The nice thing about the #walk15 app is that it shows you how many steps you have taken and how many virtual trees you have collected as a result. And you do that by reducing your carbon footprint – by leaving the car at home, for example.
The number of virtual trees collected during this period will then be converted into real trees that #walk15 cooperation partner Earthbanc will plant on a plot of land in Oberwambach in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Earthblanc also tends to the trees, issues an ESG certificate and publishes annual audit reports.
ERGO company doctor Carmen Jux also stresses just how important exercise and sport are. After all, lack of exercise is a significant risk factor for numerous lifestyle diseases, she explains, including diabetes, strokes, cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer. Not to mention that regular physical activity reduces stress hormones and has real benefits for mental well-being.