Earn green energy that you can pay forward

July 24, 2019

They say when you do good, the favor comes right back. What if I told you the reward could return not just a million-fold, but two? GCash Forest makes it possible!

Science has proven that giving is a reward in itself. Chicago’s Rush University, a prestigious medical learning institution, says the gesture of helping improves quality of life. It contributes to better physical and mental health, aiding longevity. It decreases stress, lowers the risk of depression, and raises self-esteem. There is even a term for it: the “helper’s high.” Giving releases feel-good chemicals in the brain, contributing to greater happiness, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

And I highly agree. Helping, whether to volunteer my time for a worthy cause or , has helped me

Leading mobile wallet GCash is not only making payments and other transactions convenient for its users but also makes a way for anyone to be a philanthropist.

Through its pioneering feature GCash Forest, app users could help increase the country’s forest cover by accumulating “green energy” points. You can earn green energy by buying load (106g – 262g), completing a bank transfer (131g) and even walking!

GCash Forest Tutorial
Screenshot taken last July 5, 2019

Earn the required number of points and a tree shall be planted at the Ipo watershed in Norzagaray, Bulacan. As of this writing, you may earn points to plant a Yakal tree.

GCash Forest - Plant a Yakal Tree
Screenshot taken last July 5, 2019
GCash Forest Points
Current green enerygy points as of July 23, 2019

This new feature was inspired by Alipay Ant Forest in China, where 500 million users have planted 100 million real trees by using the app. GCash hopes to plant 365,000 trees in 365 days.

And with GCash’s latest promo, add a cash prize to the list.

GCash is paying it forward with a P2-million prize giveaway for GCash Forest donors. Collect your first 400g of green energy this week by walking, using bank transfer, pay bills, or buy load to get a share of P2 Million! Promo is valid from July 22-28, 2019 only. Visit to learn more!