We are all familiar with messaging apps like WhatsApp, Signal, and Telegram. But what if we told you that there is an ethical and eco-responsible messaging platform? Would you use it?
Once upon a time, Treebal…
Founded in 2018 by David Godest, founder of Dolmen, Samuel Le Port, and Sophie Leclercq, Treebal’s mission is clear: to provide an alternative to non-European giants while respecting data privacy and having an ecological dimension.
To summarize, what makes Treebal an ethical and eco-responsible messaging platform are:
🌱 Eco-design: The platform integrated environmental concerns at every stage of its conception and creation.
🔐 GDPR compliance: Data is encrypted, and user information is neither shared nor sold.
🌳 Reforestation: Your exchanges contribute to reforestation efforts worldwide.
Reducing digital pollution is the first challenge
Reducing the digital carbon footprint is one of the major challenges today, and Treebal is working towards reducing the messaging platform’s environmental impact by moderating message retention in data centers. In an interview with Ouest France, David Godest explained, “By default, messages will remain in the application for one week. There is no point in keeping an emoji or a photo sent five or six years ago that will not be reread.”
Reforestation: a mission with an impact
In addition to reducing the environmental impact of the digital world, the company contributes to planting and reforestation projects in Indonesia, Madagascar, and Cameroon.
For your information, Treebal has already planted 51,367 trees!