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Proof of Environment (PoE) Introduction

How PoE works


EverGreenCoin Proof of Environment

Before You Submit Your PoE…


Proof of Environment (PoE) is a program from EverGreenCoin to: a) incentivize individuals to do environmentally-conscious tasks, and b) raise awareness of EverGreenCoin while doing so.

Proof of Environment is not a technical process, it is a human process that is positive for the environment. Everyone is welcome to participate, and there is no technical knowledge or special equipment required. All you need is a picture or video of an environmentally-conscious task or observation being completed (i.e. planting, trash clean-up, recycling, a beautiful sunset, anything demonstrating appreciation for our planet) and an EverGreenCoin address for us to send your reward to at the end of that month, see wallet options here if you do not have one. You also need to agree to the PoE agreement so we have permission to use the image or video you submit for educational purposes.

A “PoE work share” is any event, be it collecting trash on a stroll through the park, installing some new solar equipment, recycling, planting trees, or even potting a house plant or a beautiful sunset! Click here to view previously accepted PoE work shares. You can submit as many PoE work shares as you wish, but each must be a different event. For example: planting 500 trees at an event is not 500 work shares, it is a single one. However; you will be rewarded for that additional work and effort in the 3rd layer of that month’s PoE distribution by receiving a larger share of the month’s 3rd layer of the reward pool. Submission cut-off for the month is 24 hours before the end of the month (UTC). This is to allow proper vetting and sufficient time for public scoring before the month ends (UTC).


  • The picture(s) and/or video(s) you submit are yours for sharing.
  • The event you are submitting occurred within the last 30 days.
  • An event can be submitted only once by one person. More than one person can submit the same event, but not with the same picture(s) and/or video(s). The picture(s) and/or video(s) must be unique to each submission author.
  • You must agree to our PoE agreement giving us permission to use what you submit.

Reward Structure

Every month 2,000 EGC are reserved as a reward pool for all accepted Proof of Environment entries to be paid from. EGC donations, via dynamic staking for charity and elsewhere, will also be collected to increase the reward pool during the month.

At the end of every month the reward pool is distributed to all accepted shares for that month. The reward pool is divided into three parts (aka “reward layers”), 10% / 10% / 80% and then tallied for every accepted work share as follows:

  • Layer 1: The first 10% of the reward pool is evenly divided between all accepted work shares.
  • Layer 2: The second 10% of the reward pool is evenly divided between all accepted work shares that display the EverGreenCoin name or logo in some fashion, even hand-written. Superimposed images do not qualify.
  • Layer 3: The remaining 80% of the reward pool is divided proportionately to the amount of effort, time, and quality of the submitted work share and is publicly scored.

This Month’s Current Reward Pool

PoE reward pool EGC address: EWtVmSQbrR7ZTxBgykbPKpgJtL2JZuDt7T

This month's PoE reward pool current balance is 5627.19546201 EGC

Don’t Want Rewarded Directly?

Some people may not feel a reward is in order for doing something they feel is their love or duty. Community members who wish to not receive EGC of their own are invited to use an address of a current authorized effort. This way your reward will directly support one of our many worthy causes.


Community members are also invited to work in teams to collectively support causes and goals of their own. PoE team formation is not an endorsement by the EverGreenCoin Foundation, Inc., but teams are invited to apply to be EGC authorized effort, if it is a long term clean up effort.

Be Safe

If your PoE will be of litter clean up, please read our Litter Clean Up Safety Guidelines.


Submit work share(s) – Use a separate form for each work share you submit. Each accepted work share counts as one share of the month’s reward pool. Submission cutoff for the month is 24 hours before the end of the month (UTC). This is to allow a 24 hour window for submissions to be publicly scored before rewards will be calculated.

After You Submit Your PoE…

PoE Scoring

The bulk of the month’s PoE reward pool, 80% as mentioned above in reward layer 3, is proportionately distributed based on public scoring. Scoring also shows the author you do appreciate their work or observation! So please, scored accepted PoE’s here and ask friends to score!

Be Rewarded!

Your calculated and proportionate EGC reward will be sent on the 1st of the following month!

Putting economics to work for our ecosystem

By possessing EverGreenCoin you become the backing of EverGreenCoin. Your support in doing so helps all of our initiatives. By mining (aka 'Staking') you help even more and are rewarded for your computational work. Participants and donors are free to trade or sell EGC on the secondary markets. EverGreenCoin Foundation, Inc. does not receive any profits or financial benefits from these or any sale or trade of EGC on the secondary markets.