VanderSat observes water and temperature at field scale across the globe using satellites. VanderSat helps us to measure the impact of our projects with satellite data.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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Altermedia is an out-of-home mediacompany, with a leading position in washroom advertising, taxi advertising and truck advertising. They provide exposure for Justdiggit through washroom advertisement in the major cities in the Netherlands.
Studio De Keuken shapes air into sound. Five extremely well-equipped studios and exquisitely creative and award winning inhouse composers and sound designers who are helping Justdiggit with their campaigns and documentaries.Visit website
Raúl&Rigel is a streetwise production agency. They createn and produce advertainment for advertisers. They are recommended by their surprising capacities, reliability and versatility. They support Justdiggit by concepting and developing our streetwise Marketing.
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
Expand online is a leading online marketing agency and a specialist in performance-driven campaigns. Expand online supports Justdiggit with Google Grants campaigns and offers free trainings to Justdiggit staff members.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
Our ambassador Jonathan Karpathios is Food Director at Lokaal Edel. He solely works with local quality products. Lokaal Edel supports the Justdiggit projects by selling tap water to their guests.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
Yune believes in the power of content. It’s a creative content marketing and video production company, with several in house disciplines such as design and 3D animation. Yune supports us with tailored social and online videos for a broad audience.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
Just as important as our team!
Meet our wonderful and very passionate ambassadors. They help us to create awareness for our programs and organization!