Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about Ride For Earth and how things work - check the FAQs below! You can't find an answer to your question? Use the contact form and send your question to us - we'll get in touch with you as soon as possible!
- WHAT IS RIDE FOR EARTH?
- WHAT SHOULD I DO?
- DO I HAVE TO PLANT A TREE MYSELF?
- CAN I PLANT A TREE MYSELF?
- WHO PLANTS THE TREES?
- HOW DOES THE PLANTING WORK?
- WHAT TREES DOES RIDE FOR EARTH PLANT?
- WHERE ARE THE TREES PLANTED?
- HOW AM I SURE THAT THE TREES ARE PLANTED?
- WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE TREES?
- DO I HAVE MY OWN TREE?
- WHERE CAN I SEE THAT I PLANTED A TREE?
- DO YOU PLANT TREES ON ONE PLACE?
- WHAT DO I NEED TO BE PART OF RIDE FOR EARTH?
- WHAT DO I GET FOR PLANTING A TREE ON RIDE FOR EARTH?
- WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "EVERY BOARD"?
- MY SPORT IS NOT LISTED ON RIDE FOR EARTH AS A BOARD SPORT! WHAT NOW?
- DOES MY IRONING BOARD QUALIFY FOR A BOARD? (Thanks for the question, Veli)
- WHAT DOES IT COST?
- ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS OR CONTRACTS?
- WHAT OR HOW CAN I SHOW THAT I PLANTED A TREE WITH RIDE FOR EARTH?
- CAN I PLANT MORE THAN ONE TREE?
- I DON'T HAVE A BOARD? CAN I BE PART OF RIDE FOR EARTH?
- DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER PRODUCTS?
- HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PACKAGE?
- WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE?
- WHAT IS YOUR GOAL IN TERM OF TREES?
- WHY PLANT A TREE WITH YOU AND NOT DONATE TO A CHARITY?
- DO YOU HAVE A CATALOG?
- CAN I GET SPONSORED BY RIDE FOR EARTH?
- HOW CAN I BECOME A RIDE FOR EARTH DEALER?
- I DON'T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT! WHAT NOW?
- I DON'T HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT! WHAT NOW?
- HOW SECURE IS PERSONAL DATA MANAGED?
- WHY DID YOU START RIDE FOR EARTH?
Q: WHAT IS RIDE FOR EARTH?
A: Ride For Earth helps people plant a tree for every board they ride. Focusing on snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, skiing, mountainboarding, sandboarding, and other boardsports, RFE encourages riders to do something good for the environment. By supporting young athletes in following their dreams, RFE shows how being environmentally friendly could be also a lot of fun. RFE believes in transparency and delivers detailed information to its customers about the planting process.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO?
A: You have to be sure that you want to do good to the environment!
Q: DO I HAVE TO PLANT A TREE MYSELF?
A: No, we plant the tree for you.
Q: CAN I PLANT A TREE MYSELF?
A: Yes, but this will not be seen as part of Ride For Earth. Please read tips on "How To Plant A Tree" if you decide to do that. And remember - Safety First!
Q: WHO PLANTS THE TREES?
A: Ride For Earth works with Österreichische Bundesforste AG from Austria, Europe. We are constantly looking for additional trustworthy partners to work with worldwide.
Q: HOW DOES THE PLANTING WORK?
A: Ride For Earth follows the professional advices of Österreichische Bundesforte AG and plants the trees once a year in the best possible time (spring time in Europe) to allow maximum survival chance for every single tree.
Q: WHAT TREES DO RIDE FOR EARTH PLANT?
A: The type of tree is selected by the professionals at Österreichische Bundesforste AG to fit the surroundings and may vary depending on the planting location.
Q: WHERE ARE THE TREES PLANTED?
A: The trees are planted all across Austria - professionals from Österreichische Bundesforste AG plan the location and the type of the trees being planted according to the natural surroundings. Additional information is available on the Ride For Earth website.
Q: HOW AM I SURE THAT THE TREES ARE PLANTED?
A: Ride For Earth has an agreement with its partners to provide a certificate for the planted trees annually. Further Ride For Earth visits the planting location and covers the events with photos. Ride For Earth posts the media material on the website after every planting event.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE TREES?
A: Ride For Earth cannot guarantee that 100% of the planted young trees will become fully grown trees as these are set in the wild natural environment. The trees are planted to restore damaged or dead forests and provide a new habitat for numerous animal species.
Q: DO I HAVE MY OWN TREE?
A: Ride For Earth can't put an ID for every tree you plant. However, Ride For Earth will deliver the exact coordinates of the planting location, so you know exactly where your tree was planted. You can always visit "your" forest.
Q: WHERE CAN I SEE THAT I PLANTED A TREE?
A: A list with the people who planted a tree will be available on the website after every planting event. Further, your uploaded photo will be part of our Galleries visible to other people who planted with Ride For Earth making a great opportunity to meet new friends!
Q: DO YOU PLANT THE TREES ON ONE PLACE?
A: No, every time the professionals from Österreichische Bundesforste AG evaluate the need for new trees and plant according to this.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BE PART OF RIDE FOR EARTH?
A: Currently, a PayPal account and the will to plant a tree with us for only 4.99 EUR, because you want to do good to the environment. Starting October 2012 you will be able to purchase the Standard Tree Package on Amazon.de. Please read the "How It Works" part on the website to see exactly what you have to do in order to plant your tree with Ride For Earth.
Q: WHAT DO I GET FOR PLANTING A TREE ON RIDE FOR EARTH?
A: You will receive a sticker pack: A sticker for your car, your board and your helmet. Further you will get the chance to win great prizes on Ride For Earth. And the most important - you have planted a tree and done good for the environment!
Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "EVERY BOARD"?
A: Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, Wakeskating, Surfing, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Bodyboarding, Longboarding, Mountainboarding, Sandboarding, Skysurfing, Skiing (one tree per pair). Every first entry per sport will receive a great hand knitted limited edition Ride For Earth beanie!
Q: MY SPORT IS NOT LISTED ON RIDE FOR EARTH AS A BOARD SPORT! WHAT NOW?
A: If you practice a sport and we have missed it, or don't know about it - please contact us at info at rideforearth.com
Q: DOES MY IRONING BOARD QUALIFY FOR A BOARD?
A: Yes, after consulting for weeks with the Ancient Forest Gods, we have included the ironing board as an option. There is one requirement though - to make a 20cm high ollie with the board and upload a photo of it.
Q: WHAT DOES IT COST?
A: The Standard Tree Package costs only 4.99 EUR. It includes the tree planting, the cool eco friendly stickers for your car, your board and your helmet. Further there is free shipping worldwide.
Q: ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS OR CONTRACTS?
A: No and no. You pay only 4.99 EUR for your tree. That's it. That's all.
Q: WHAT OR HOW CAN I SHOW THAT I PLANTED A TREE WITH RIDE FOR EARTH?
A: The nice sticker pack you receive shows exactly that and makes your equipment look greener. Check the website to see how the stickers look like.
Q: CAN I PLANT MORE THAN ONE TREE?
A: If you have more than one board, you can plant trees for all your boards.
Q: I DON'T HAVE A BOARD? CAN I BE PART OF RIDE FOR EARTH?
A: Yes, of course. Plant a tree with Ride For Earth and you will get the chance to win great prizes! Who knows, maybe your new board can come from us? How great is that!?!
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER PRODUCTS?
A: Ride For Earth works on some great limited edition products. With every product you buy from Ride For Earth, a tree is planted.
Q: HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PACKAGE?
A: Please make sure to enter your current postal address in your PayPal account and recheck it before submitting your payment.
Q: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE?
A: Ride For Earth wants to influence the mindset of younger people and help them do good for the environment. By supporting young athletes in what they love to do, Ride For Earth makes the world a bit more happier.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR GOAL IN TERM OF TREES?
A: Our ultimate goal is 10.000.000 trees. We do not plan, however, to stop after we reach it!
Q: WHY PLANT A TREE WITH YOU AND NOT DONATE TO A CHARITY?
A: Ride For Earth supports young athletes and helps them to progress. By planting with Ride For Earth, you support them and push the sports we love while doing good for the environment, and you can win great prizes. We think this is a win-win-win situation!
Q: DO YOU HAVE A CATALOG?
A: Our products can be seen online. We believe that not using any paper for print catalogs is better than using recycled paper for print catalogs.
Q: CAN I GET SPONSORED BY RIDE FOR EARTH?
A: Yes. However we are very selective of the individuals that we choose to sponsor. We will let you know if we are interested.
Q: HOW CAN I BECOME A RIDE FOR EARTH DEALER?
A: Please visit the contact page of the website and inquire the sales rep for your region.
Q: I DON'T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT! WHAT NOW?
A: Currently, we support only PayPal payments. Starting October 2012 you will be able to purchase The Standard Tree Package on Amazon.de. It is very easy to create a PayPal account in almost every country around the world. Please visit www.paypal.com to learn more. It's free, fast and secure. We are considering adding additional payment methods in the future.
Q: I DON'T HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT! NOW WHAT?
A: We updated Ride For Earth and you dont need an Facebook account anymore. However, we post frequent updates on our Facebook page. If you don't have a Facebook account, you can register for free on www.facebook.com. Your friends are most probably already there.
Q: HOW SECURE IS PERSONAL DATA MANAGED?
Q: WHY DID YOU START RIDE FOR EARTH?
A: Ride For Earth was founded by three good friends who love to snowboard, skateboard, surf, wakeboard and want to do good to the environment while having great time. It's that simple. :)