Justdiggit believes it is time to share positive and hopeful insights when it comes to climate change. People must be aware that we can restore ecosystems and that solutions exist.
Projects temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 Virus
The first cases of the virus have been reported within the African countries we currently operate in (Kenya and Tanzania).
Taking care of our planet also means taking care of each other. In order to limit the spreading of the COVID-19 virus and to support the health, well-being and safety of everyone involved in our projects, we temporarily put our regreening projects on hold until we know it’s secure to proceed again.
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IKEA Foundation grant recipient
The Green Future Farming program – an initiative by RAIN, Meta Meta & Justdiggit, is the proud recipient of a grant from the IKEA Foundation. Thanks to our partnership with the IKEA Foundation, we are able to join forces and offer perspective to young farmers in East Africa.
The IKEA Foundation sees the potential in the collaboration between these three parties and how they strengthen each other. Thanks to the IKEA Foundation, GFF is able to ensure water and food security, improve livelihoods, benefiting local economies and positively impacting the regional climate.
Discover Greener.LAND: the DIY regreening tool for farmers
In Kenya and Tanzania, many farmers have already started to regreen their own lands. To spread the regreening movement even further we developed, together with Nature^Squared and SamSamWater, Greener.LAND. This website contains a free and easy to use tool that encourages farmers to start regreening themselves and gives them a hand on how to get started depending on their type of landscape and climate!
Curious how this new regreening tool works? Read it here ->
New project area: Olgulului-Ololarashi, Tanzania!
More regreening is coming up in Kenya. Because we’ve started a new project! The project area is located in the Olgulului-Ololarashi Group Ranch (try to pronounce that ;)) in the Amboseli Ecosystem, close to the Tanzanian border. The goal is to make rangelands green again, together with our local partners ACC and AET and the Maasai communities.
Want to know more about this project? Read more here ->
These are our highlights of 2019
Time flies… whilst being busy regreening!
A year packed with digging bunds and bringing back trees is almost over. Time to look back at all our highlights of 2019!
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Regreening 1,000 hectares together with Webfleet Solutions
We are proud to announce that our partner Webfleet Solutions has invested in regreening an area of 1,000 hectares in Kenya – larger than the center of Amsterdam (!) – to offset its carbon emissions. By regreening this area, 8,400 tons of CO2 will be sequestrated and 668 millions of liters of water will be retained on a yearly basis, which has a positive effect on livelihoods and biodiversity.
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Change of chair
On October 8th, our chair Jenny Elissen has said farewell to our Supervisory Board.
“It is a wonderful moment to say goodbye after 8 years as chair of Justdiggit. From almost nothing and a lot of drive and enthusiasm, Justdiggit now is a firm international organization with an innovative business model and projects one can only dream of. I will stay connected and hope to keep playing a connecting role within the Advisory Board.”
We are very thankful for the years of dedication and her great commitment to Justdiggit. We are happy that she will remain involved through a role within the Advisory Board.
We did not only say goodbye to Jenny, but also said hello to our new chair of the Supervisory Board: Harold Knebel!
Do you want to know more about our new chair? Read more over here ->
It’s becoming more and more known that nature based solutions are THE way to reverse climate change. To spread this message even faster, we develop positive awareness campaigns. And because we are in a bit of a hurry, we have developed five different campaigns in four different countries this fall! Did you spot them already?
Take a look at all the campaigns over here ->
Educating farmers through SMS
Thus far, our partner LEAD Foundation has collected 43,271 phone numbers of Tanzanian farmers who want to receive instructions on how to perform Kisiki Hai, so they can regreen their land!
“Karibu! Thank you for signing up for Kisiki Hai sms, together with your champion farmer we are here to support you in practicing Kisiki Hai. You will receive messages every week. Best, Mr Kisiki Hai.”
Read more about this new project!
GROUNDbreaking news: Justdiggit’s Regreening platform!
From now on you can invest in a greener and cooler climate by working together with a farmer in Kenya and seeing the result directly. With our new Regreening platform developed in collaboration with our partner DEPT Agency!
You can buy your own unique bunds. Bunds – which we also like to call earth smiles 🙂 – are moon shaped pits that collect rainwater in dry areas. With this you ensure regreening and directly support an African farmer who digs the bunds. A true win-win situation! After digging, you will receive a photo of your bund and regular updates. This way you can follow the regreening closely!
Curious? Digg in! –>