Five Star Verrassingsreizen organizes surprise trips to the most beautiful spots inside and outside Europe. To travel as sustainable as possible, many of the trips within Europe are executed by train. Unfortunately, you can’t get to every beautiful place by train. That is why Five Star Surprise Travel has chosen to turn the CO2-emission of the trips into green by donating a fixed amount per traveller. In addition, the travellers have also the option to support the regreening mission themselves!Visit website
The Justdiggit team consists of determined people and has its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. All team members have a private sector background, which is reflected in our startup culture.
Our way of working is influenced by a few core values:
Ambitious – Optimistic – Active – Collaborative – Entrepreneurial
We work with small local teams and are creating the major impact through our amazing local and international partners and dedicated volunteers. We have joined forces with several types of partners to ensure scale, local presence and consistency in our program development and campaigning work.
Do you want to be part of this team? Have a look at our vacancies!
How it all started!
Co-founder Dennis Karpes
“Since ‘2000 I decided to become a change maker for many reasons. I really had the feeling something needed to change for creating a better world and I also had the feeling that I could be the one creating this change. One of the better decisions in my life! After the successes of Kuyichi and Dance4life I was ready for a new social venture. In 2009 I met the unique Peter Westerveld and he showed me positive results of his own landscape restoration projects in various African countries. I was sold from the first minute, because I saw that these restoration projects had multiple benefits on big issues like water, food, biodiversity, migration and of course our suffering climate. Together with Peter I founded Justdiggit to show the world solutions, hope and positivism. Unfortunately Peter passed away in 2014, but Justdiggit is more alive than ever and a green revolution is in the making!”
Power of the network
- Corporate partner
At OAK (part of Newcraft) they know everything about online organic growth. They help companies to increase online visibility in every search engine machine. They develop tailor-made content marketing strategies and they help their clients with implementing those plans. This results in quick, sustainable growth. And they are going to help Justdiggit with this as well! With help of their expertise OAK can make Justdiggit more visible online, reaching more people and increasing our regreening movement.Visit website
Miani Caffè believes that coffee should not only taste good, but also feel good. Quality and sustainability are therefore the most important pillars of Miani Caffè. The coffee is, for example, certified with the Rainforest Alliance quality mark and they sell tea from Frank About Tea, where the tea is coming directly from the plantation. And they decided to do even more by supporting the regreening projects of Justdiggit!Visit website
By making sustainable thermos flasks IZY bottles tries to contribute to the reduction of the use of poorly biodegradable material, and thus a better world! Besides supplying CO2 neutral products by replanting trees, they decided to do even more. They have made customized thermos flasks for Justdiggit of which 100% of the profit goes to our regreening projects! Buy your own I Support Justdiggit thermos flask via the link below:Visit website
Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all.Justdiggit was part of the SU Global Venture program (2018).
Funded by IKEA Foundation Justdiggit is a coalition partner in the Green Future Farming programme that empowers young farmers in East Africa in creating a green future in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
Together with Justdiggit Bridgestone’s division Webfleet has built a B2B platform called “Green your fleet” that enables 50.000 international partner companies that own a fleet of vehicles to offset their carbon emissions while regreening land, saving water and impacting local people at te same time.
OBI4WAN supports Justdiggit by monitoring our online brand engagement and reputation. Their tool shows us on which (social)media channels Justdiggit is mentioned, what type of articles are written about Justdiggit and what’s being said about Justdiggit in the online environment. Thanks to OBI4WAN we learn about Justdiggit’s online sentiment and we can monitor our communication goals.Visit website
Splendid-Life organizes energy tours within the Netherlands and abroad. The tours combine learning, personal growth and enjoyment. Splendid-Life converts the CO2 emissions of the tours into green by donating an amount to Justdiggit per participant.
SUPPLEAM® is a 100% plant-based, evidence-based sports supplement line that strives to develop only scientifically based products with the highest and cleanest quality. Suppleam supports Justdiggit by donating 25 cents per product sold.Visit website
Top of Minds is an Executive Search agency, connecting job seekers at the top of the labor market with innovative enterprises. Top of Minds started to offer climate neutral vacancies, which means the carbon emissions in an average working environment are compensated for a period of three years. This is achieved by supporting the regreening projects of Justdiggit.Visit website
De Afvalbak has developed a garbage bin which helps people to separate their waste. This contributes to a cleaner and better world! From paper, glass and gft to plastic, metal and drink cartons, the sleek design of the garbage bin makes sure that separating waste is really easy. Per three sold garbage binds, de Afvalbak donates an amount to Justdiggit.
Green Lifestyle Store grants everyone a green, relaxing environment and that naturally includes plants. Every season they offer new quality plants and they will be delivered at your door. For each product sold Green Lifestyle Store donates an amount to Justdiggit.Visit website
Byzondere Reizen organizes group tours to the Lofoten islands of Norwegian. Experience the unspoilt nature, the Nothernlight or the midnight sun in an environmental friendly manner. Byzondere Reizen converts the CO2 emission of the tours into green by donating an amount to Justdiggit per participant.
VAIN is a lifestyle brand specialized in sunglasses. Their mission is to deliver zero carbon footprint sunglasses and to make the customer conscious of the impact caused by the production and transportation of goods. VAIN donates 5% of its sales to justdiggit.org. Wear your sunglasses with an honest smile!
Greener.LAND is an easy-to-use, free online tool to educate and assist farmers and landscape practitioners in restoring their landscapes. Greener.LAND aims to inspire practitioners in the field to take ownership of their future and start restoring landscapes today.
Energie Aalsmeer Duurzaam is the collective for saving energy costs for everyone in Aalsmeer and the surrounding area. Savings on energy costs are realized by using sustainable energy interventions, such as the installation of solar panels. And this also contributes to a sustainable planet! For each sold solar panel they donate € 1,- to Justdiggit.Visit website
As a sustainable energy company, Greenchoice only supplies 100% green electricity and forest-compensated gas. We work together with Greenchoice for a period of five years. In the first year of the collaboration, we will jointly regreen five hundred hectares in the Maasai area in South Kenya.Visit website
Webfleet Solutions is one of the world’s leading telematics solution providers, dedicated to fleet management, vehicle telematics and connected car services. Together we started regreening an area 2.5 times the size of Amsterdam in Tanzania, and have created a shared value online platform that provides Webfleet Solution’s customers the opportunity to compensate their fleet’s CO2 emissions and join us to make a positive climate impact.Visit website
Timberland is a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, New Hampshire, with international headquarters in Switzerland and Hong Kong. Timberland and Justdiggit have started a long term partnership that will bring back 10 million trees in rural Tanzania between 2020 and 2025.Visit website
The Evergreening Global Alliance provides a collaborative platform to support and facilitate massive-scale environmental restoration and sustainable agricultural intensification projects. We are a member of the Evergreening global Alliance.Visit website
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority in the United Nations system. As the UN Declared 2021-2030 as “Decade of Ecosystem Restoration”, we decided to work together on launching a worldwide regreen revolution.Visit website
Cormorant Commodities has the mission to become the world’s best and most efficient Supply Chain Manager for the supply of responsible and organically produced feed and food materials. Cormorant supports Justdiggit by making a donation for each sales contract of its organic products to her customers.Visit website
Havas Media is one of the world’s fastest growing global media agencies, operating in as many as 140 countries including Africa. Thanks to this partner, our campaigns can not only be seen in the Netherlands, but also on various billboards in Tanzania and Kenya!Visit website
Storm post production serve clients from every element of the media landscape: from editing and motion graphics to visual effects, 3D animation, color grading and delivery to any appropriate medium. This partner helps us with the post production of our documentaries and commercials.Visit website
AFR100 is a country-led effort to bring 100 million hectares of land in Africa into restoration by 2030. More than 20 African governments and numerous partners aim to accelerate land restoration, enhance food security, increase climate change resilience and mitigation, and combat rural poverty.Visit website
Sound is all around. Macloud compose music and idents, make well-thought out sound-designs, cast voices and direct them in a way that makes them sincere. MacLoud has done the wonderful sound for our (international) campaigns and documentaires.Visit website
Dodoma FM is a Tanzanian based radio station that entertains, educates and creates a good relation with the society. Dodoma FM supports Justdiggit by broadcasting our campaigns in Tanzania and introducing us to their listeners.Visit website
Cortazu delivers high-performance outerwear made of high-quality materials. Cortazu designs every product in-house and emphasizes on functionality, quality and simplicity. For each jacket sold, we will re-green 62 square metres of land on the foot of the Kilimanjaro.Visit website
Hungarian Corner serves a variety of authentic Hungarian dishes with a new twist. They also present a Hungarian evening with music and dance regularly. They support the projects by linking us to a social deal menu and by selling tap water to their guests.Visit website
PURE Quality Products is a supplier of coffee machines ánd freshly brewed coffee beans with UTZ Certificate. PURE Quality Products supports us by donating an amount of every sold kg coffee!Visit website
Airmiles is the oldest and largest national loyalty program in The Netherlands and has millions of participants. Air Miles allows consumers to save and redeem Air Miles at many different well known Dutch retailers with attractive redemption options. They support Justdiggit as a charity partner where you can donate your Air Miles to.Visit website
Wageningen University carries out fundamental research in life sciences and natural resources. We do have an official collaboration Wageningen University to work together in research and monitoring of the hydrologic corridors and projects.Visit website
iXL Hosting hosts about 60.000 websites. Among many others they support Justdiggit with managed server hosting: 24/7 up-to-date, safe and online. iXL makes the difference with high quality service.Visit website
Misho Art Gallery is owned by Misho. Besides owner he is the artist and curator of the gallery as well. Misho supports Justdiggit in many ways, but mostly regarding our art project eARTh.
Lama Lama is a digital creative agency based in the heart of Amsterdam that devises, designs and develops websites, digital campaigns, browser games and e-commerce platforms. Lama Lama supports Justdiggit with online campaigns.
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. Justdiggit is accredited by UNCCD.
The SDG Charter is a collaboration of Dutch businesses, NGO’s and the government that work together to tackle global issues and meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Justdiggit is part of this initiative.
blowUP media operates Europe’s largest network of premium large-format outdoor advertising, sited in over 300 locations with banners and digital screens of dominating scale. blowUP media helps in building the Justdiggit brand through Europe.
Havas Lemz are the winners of the 2014 Grand Prix and marketing man of the year Netherlands. Lemz develops the concept and big idea for the new Justdiggit campaign and mobilizes its network to support distribution.Visit website
Timm&Pimm is the winner of the Gazelle award by FD 2015 and is one of the leading social media agencies in NL. They will provide both social media strategy as implementation for the new Justdiggit campaign.Visit website
Stroom is a media advisory and buying agency that is one of the strongest supporters and sponsors of Justdiggit. They provide Justdiggit with free media space through their network, which includes most of the national media channels.Visit website
BrandDeli is a media company that represents all linear and digital TV brands and online platforms from Discovery Networks Benelux, Viacom International Media Networks en FOX Networks Groups. They support us by giving free media space on these renowned channels.Visit website
Dutch Flower Group is a unique family company that specializes in the international trade of flowers and plants. The Dutch Flower Foundation, that receives financial support from members of the Dutch Flower Group family, fund our Amboseli Noonkotiak grassbank and reseeding’ project in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya.Visit website
Kinetic is the biggest Out of Home media agency of The Netherlands. Kinetic supports us with media space, network and creativity in regards to campaigns and media. Together with Stroom they are the backbone of our media campaigns.Visit website
The Swarovski Foundation is set up to pursue charitable goals to honor the philanthropic spirit of Daniel Swarovski. Its mission is to build on this heritage by supporting charitable initiatives and organisations working in a.o. the area of conserving natural resources. Justdiggit received funding to re-green degraded land in the Amboseli area.Visit website
Dentist Farsi of Gezondheidscentrum Voorschoten (Health Care Centre) supports Justdiggit by donating a part of the reveneus of the intake treatment. Control and dental treatment for a good cause!Visit website
With Geefeenboompje.nl (give a tree) an old tradition is restored: planting a tree when there is an important event in a human life. On their webshop, for every occasion a tree has been selected with its associated symbolism. Geefeenboompje.nl supports Justdiggit by donating an amount of every sold tree.Visit website
The mission of Tony’s Chocolonely, our favorite Dutch chocolate brand, is to produce all chocolate – not just their own – 100% slave free. Tony’s Chocolonely contributes in a great way by funding Justdiggit’s projects.Visit website
BIOCANNA fertilizers are 100% organic and specially designed for soil cultivation. BIOCANNA supports Justdiggit with yearly funding and opened an online platform ‘We Choose Nature’ to create global awareness for a more sustainable way of life.Visit website
OrangeGoesGreen (OGG) is a public-private partnership operating at the intersection of food, water and energy. OGG and Justdiggit will identify US based partners and land areas to develop and implement the Hydrologic Corridor program in the drought affected areas of the United States. OGG is a 501(c)3 and will serve as the fiscal sponsor for the funding activities by Justdiggit in the US.Visit website
E-rally Foundation is founded to stimulate driving electric cars and supports Justdiggit in combatting climate change. The e-rally event is organized yearly whereby the revenues are fully dedicated to the Justdiggit projects.Visit website
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)’s work has evolved from saving species and landscapes to addressing the larger global threats and forces that impact them. WWF has supported Justdiggit with a donation.Visit website
Getaway Travel is specialized in developing inspiring travel sites. Their review concept supports us by collecting green shovels, for every shovel collected an amount goes to Justdiggit.Visit website
Acacia Water integrate hydrogeological knowledge with a variety of other disciplines to formulate tailor-made solutions for prevailing problems Acacia Water focuses on groundwater in relation to surface water, environment and infrastructure.Visit website
Nationale Postcode Loterij is the biggest national charity lottery of the Netherlands, and the second biggest private charity founder of the world after the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. They donated a total of 1 mln euro to Justdiggit.Visit website
SamSamWater Foundation aims to increase the number of people in developing countries with sustainable and reliable access to water and sanitation. Advices Justdiggit on Hydrologic Corridor identification and projects.Visit website
Aqua for All is a well-known source of expertise on water, sanitation and hygiene-related challenges, offering a broad range of services. Besides being a strategic partner for Justdiggit, they also co-fund us to develop the Hydrologic Corridor concept in countries that are interested to co-invest and scale up into full corridor programs.
De Natuurverdubbelaars (also known as N2) is an advisory firm who provides insight and support projects relating the value of nature. Helped Justdiggit with the development of Justdiggit’s monitoring framework.Visit website
Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) works to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa through conservation that directly benefits local Maasai communities. They are responsible for the coordination of all activities and actors at location in the Kuku project.Visit website
Alterra contributes by qualified and independent research to the realization of a high quality and sustainable green living environment. Alterra works together with Justdiggit on Hydrologic Corridor identification.Visit website
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) conserves and manages Kenya’s wildlife for the Kenyan people and the world in the national parks. Within the Amboseli project they are an implementing partner amongst other things responsible for planting of mature trees in enclosed areas in the Amboseli National Park.Visit website
Amboseli Conservation Program (ACP) was founded in 1967 to conserve Amboseli’s wildlife and its ecosystem to the benefit of its people. ACP is a research institute involved in implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the Amboseli project.Visit website
African Conservation Centre (ACC) places emphasis on a three tier approach of integrating Knowledge, Environment and Livelihoods in resolving principal problems facing Biodiversity Conservation in East Africa. ACC provides expertise in project implementation in the Amboseli project.Visit website
Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET) brings together the communities and organizations of Amboseli to develop land use practices that improve the livelihoods and wellbeing. AET is responsible for the coordination of all activities and actors at location in the Amboseli project.Visit website
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