The 2019 Champion of the Earth for Inspiration and Action goes to Ant Forest. The program was launched in August 2016 and promotes greener lifestyles by inspiring users to reduce carbon emissions in their daily lives. Every time they do, Ant Forest rewards them with 'green energy' points, which can be used to plan a real tree.
Described as China's largest private sector tree-planting initiative, Ant Forest covers over 500 million people, and already it has led to the planting of around 100 million trees in China's frontier region, covering an area equivalent to 130,000 football pitches.
For more information, go to https://www.unenvironment.org/championsofearth/