twitter-iconAs part of our 4th Anniversary celebration we are running our Tweet4Trees drive. Originally named the Tweet Drive for Trees, we realized Jesse couldn’t say this name without editing, and to save those 140 precious characters, the name of the drive was changed, but the details stayed the same. For each person following our group twitter account* at on July 15, 2009 @ 5:00PM PDT we will donate $1 US to either the Greenbelt Movement, American Forests, or, if we get enough, split it between the two.

We decided to do this since the traditional 4th (wedding) anniversary gift is “fruit and flowers“. However, we decided that instead of giving each of you pineapples or daisies (the friendliest flower) for our anniversary we would stick with the floral theme, but go with something the entire world could take advantage of, not just our wonderful listeners and readers (yeah, that’s you!). Trees were the obvious choice, don’t you agree?

We asked for sponsors to match our efforts to provide more $$ to the cause of planting trees and to recognize the connections we have made over the last 4 years. We are happy to have the companies listed here as sponsors of the Tweet4Trees drive. They will be donating to the tree planting initiative of their choice to spread the giving around the world to local, regional and globally focused initiatives. Please take a few moments to click on their logos and find out more about each company.

But the drive doesn’t end there! Our very own Frank (aka @nojopar) has pledged that for each person who attends our fourth anniversary AVSP: Live! show in San Diego at the ESRI User Conference on July 15 @ 5:00 PM PDT in Room 30E, he will add $2 per person to the donations*.

So, if you are:

  • a fan of the VerySpatial blog or podcasts
  • a Twitter user
  • a person who likes trees
  • going to be at the ESRI UC on July 15
  • an environmentally aware company
  • or really for any reason whatsoever, this is for you, and for us all.

    *Quick note that we have to cap our twitter follower donation to $500 and that Frank has to cap his live show attendance donation to $250 due to our budget, which is a bit more than shoestring thanks to our podcast sponsor, but still tight after hosting fees and travel.

    Tweet4Trees Sponsors

    Landmark Information Group