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Paying it forward with ‘green energy’ points

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?

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, with “green energy” points equivalent to a tree to be planted at the Ipo watershed in Norzagaray, Bulacan. More app transactions, more green points, more trees to the user’s name.

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.

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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.

Image Credit: Helper High

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.

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Kaye David

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