Greenstand

Mission Statement

Greenstand is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization developing open-source technology to address climate change and alleviate poverty through digitizing environmental goods and services. Our Treetracker app verifies and tracks individual trees, thus creating transparency in the reforestation sphere. Organizations and donors can locate individual trees and trade their ecological impact. By facilitating ownership of trees and their ecological services, Greenstand allows for tree-growing organizations to stay accountable.

Description

Greenstand develops mobile technology for better forestation techniques. Through our Treetracker app, rural smallholder farmers in some of the most remote communities on the planet are able to earn a sustainable income by planting, caring for, and tracking trees. Each tree grower takes a geotagged photo of their tree and uploads it to the Treetracker’s verification system, where Greenstanders verify that each photographed tree is alive and growing. Verified trees are digitized as Impact Tokens, which can be traded or sold among other Impact Wallet users within the Treetracker app.

Nasiyan was our first Treetracker. A single mother living with extreme visual and hearing impairments, she could barely afford to keep food on the table for herself and her three sons. However, since she began growing and tracking trees with Greenstand, her life has been looking up. Her young forest has become a small biodiversity hotspot, and with the income she has earned from tracking trees, she can now afford to send her boys to school.

Are you interested in helping us fight climate change and extreme poverty? We’re interested in you! Please check out our open opportunities or shoot us an email at info@greenstand.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Sep 02, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Greenstand is a fully remote social non-profit organization turning environmental stewardship into a reliable source of income. Our work tackles both extreme poverty and climate change. Our main product is Treetracker, a mobile app that allows planting organizations and their donors to track the growth of newly planted trees through periodic geotagged photos. Read more about our work on Greenstand.org. Position Description Greenstand is looking for an iOS Engineer who can help us launch the iOS version of our Treetracker app, and working with our Android team to ensure brand consistency of releases. Requirements Proven experience in iOS development Self-motivation and time management skills , as we are a fully remote organization with contributors worldwide. Due to scheduling and time zone differences, you may have to develop some projects independently. Ability to work as a team is necessary as well. You will be expected to collaborate with fellow iOS team...
Sep 02, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
About Greenstand Greenstand is a fully remote social non-profit organization turning environmental stewardship into a reliable source of income. Our work tackles both extreme poverty and climate change. Our main product is Treetracker, a mobile app that allows planting organizations and their donors to track the growth of newly planted trees through periodic geotagged photos. Read more about our work on Greenstand.org. Position Description We are looking for a GIS technician to help us support our web map at Treetracker.org. We need your help to track millions more trees in our system Requirements Basic GitHub skills GIS, Postgress, Q GIS skills, and/or a willingness to learn them In return for your support, we can offer: Letter confirming your volunteer hours and projects Professional reference(s) Valuable experience gained & leadership opportunities Engagement with a team of global professionals Read more about Greenstand here...
Sep 02, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Greenstand is a fully remote non-profit organization turning environmental stewardship into a reliable source of income. Our work tackles both extreme poverty and climate change. Our main product is Treetracker, a mobile app that allows planting organizations and their donors to track the growth of newly planted trees through periodic geotagged photos. Read more about our work on Greenstand.org. Position Description Greenstand is looking for a full stack developer who knows node.js and is comfortable working with data. Your first task will be to Refactor our basic implementation to follow MVC software pattern and create unit tests for our initial features. Requirements Node.js experience Express API experience MVC experience Unit testing experience In return for your support, we can offer: Letter confirming your volunteer hours and projects Professional reference(s) Valuable experience gained & leadership opportunities Engagement with a...
Sep 02, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Greenstand is a fully remote social non-profit organization turning environmental stewardship into a reliable source of income. Our work tackles both extreme poverty and climate change. Our main product is Treetracker, a mobile app that allows planting organizations and their donors to track the growth of newly planted trees through periodic geotagged photos. Read more about our work on Greenstand.org. If you are looking for a place where your skills can have an impact on poverty and climate change... stop by this open-source community and help out with an issue, or a bug or two. The project is creating a transparent link to trees/planters while collecting valuable data on tree planting efforts. Once implemented this data-driven system will help us find ways to make living trees more profitable while creating jobs by linking funds to plant trees where our globe needs them the most. Success will be achieved when, for those who survive by clearing the forests, planting and...
Sep 02, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Position Description We are looking for a volunteer with airflow/python experience to help us author automated ETL (Extract Transform Load) scripts. You will work closely with internal stakeholders and the data reporting team. We are looking for volunteers that have experience in these technologies so they can help us develop our understanding. This position could be a short term consultant-type volunteer or a longer-term coder. Responsibilities Develop ETL pipelines using Airflow, Python, to create a cohesive, automated, and accurate data environment Requirements: Experience with programming/scripting languages and data science tools (Airflow, Python) Experience with ETL automation Strong communication skills. In return for your support, we can offer: Letter confirming your volunteer hours and projects Professional reference(s) Valuable experience gained & leadership opportunities Engagement with a team of...
Aug 25, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Position Description We are building a powerful technical platform that employs some of the world's poorest people to grow forests by paying them for the positive impacts they create. Together we develop a suite of open source services for tracking, managing, and funding the regrowth of the world’s forests! Click through to our onboarding form to learn more! Our Android team is gearing up for a major development push this Spring, where they will implement major upgrades to our open-source application. Our new UX improves usability for users in remote areas of the world with low literacy while increasing their access to features that support their livelihood and efforts in forest restoration. We are scaling the team up to meet the demand created by the first version of this application! Development of this next version for Android will leverage the Compose framework and builds off a well-factored base of MVVM code. For an experienced developer, this is an opportunity to...
Aug 25, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Position Description Experienced Node.js Volunteer Engineer Needed for Conservation Finance Services! We are building a powerful technical platform that employs some of the world's poorest people to grow forests by paying them for the positive impacts they create. We are entering a major development push this spring, and we need your help to complete some exciting extensions to our existing conservation impact wallet! Requirements: If you have a background in express.js, unit/integration testing, and an interest in conservation finance or value chains, this is your chance to have a big impact with a relatively short volunteer commitment by joining this specialized subteam. Together, our international team of Greenstand Engineers develop a suite of open source services for tracking, managing, and funding the regrowth of the world’s forests! Click through to our onboarding form to learn more! In return for your support, we can offer: Letter confirming...
Aug 25, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Position Description As we build, we need help on our grant team in writing grant applications to secure new funding for the organization. To succeed in this role you must be an excellent communicator with technical expertise or have an understanding of technical systems. You must have a great understanding of funding principles and are a deadline-driven team player with outstanding multitasking abilities. Once you are trained, you should be able to articulate Greenstand’s mission and value proposition. You will use a combination of research and writing skills to secure new funding sources and will keep a detailed record of the grants submitted with the support of the current team. Requirements Any experience with grant writing or research . We will ask for at least one work sample. Experience with U.S. registered nonprofit organization that operates internationally (preferred) Experience writing for USAID or federal government grants...
Aug 25, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Position Description We are currently expanding capacity in our admin panel development team, which leverages React.js and Node.js as our core technologies . If you have these skills or are learning them, we’d love to have you contribute as a member of our diverse global team. Volunteering as a developer with Greenstand is open to all skill levels. Requirements Self-motivation and time management skills are absolutely necessary, as we are a fully remote organization. While some projects will be very collaborative, you may have to develop some projects individually. Knowledge or willingness to learn React.js Ability or interest in attending our optional weekly meetings to coordinate engineering efforts; this is a great place to learn about new tech or meet similarly minded contributors that are interested in restoring the environment. In return for your support, we can offer: Letter confirming your volunteer hours and projects Professional...
Aug 25, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Position description Do you have a passion for social media? Are you an engaging storyteller? Do your friends call you visionary, trendy, or clever? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this volunteer position might just be the perfect fit for you and a place where you get to show off your resourcefulness, imagination, skills, and experience. At Greenstand, we are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate content creator and strategist who has some professional experience to join our Marketing and Communications team. On the social media site, you will be working on developing and maintaining Greenstand’s online presence through various social media channels: Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the World Economic Forum’s UpLink platform. You will also have the opportunity to write your own posts for Greenstand’s blog . This position will be responsible for actively updating and maintaining our social media channels, creating and brainstorming...
Aug 02, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Position description We are looking for a Certified Public Accountant who would enjoy helping us either complete an audit or a pre-audit of our books and accounting process. You will be working with the Executive Director of Greenstand and the bookkeeping team. Greenstand is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) fully remote social non-profit organization turning environmental stewardship into a reliable source of income. Our work tackles both extreme poverty and climate change. Our main product is the Treetracker, a mobile app that allows planting organizations and their donors to track the growth of newly planted trees through periodic geotagged photos.   As a member of the World Economic Forum's Trillion Tree Cohort and a Supporting Partner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration , this project is at an exciting scaling juncture and owes these successes to the hundreds of global volunteers who have made it all possible.  Read more about our work on...
Aug 02, 2021
Volunteer role
Greenstand Remote
Position Description We are currently building a team of tree taggers to verify global reforestation projects and accelerate Greenstand’s machine learning team. The Tree tagger will help us review, verify, tag, and label tree images. Thousands of pictures of young trees are uploaded to our verification platform. We need help figuring out what species the trees are by using the Computer Vision Annotation Tool (CVAT), a web-based image and video annotation tool which we use for tagging tree images for the development of advanced machine learning algorithms. We will train you in CVAT and our technology platform. This is a great opportunity for an interested individual to get their foot in the door of an annotation program. Responsibilities In this role, you will be asked to analyze tree images based on their leaf patterns, locations and accurately label/tag them using  CVAT. You will work as part of a team to integrate CVAT with our Admin Panel web...