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.
Last October we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Tanzania. At the end of January we have visited the area and researched where to develop our first project as part of the Hydrologic Corridor.
It is in the Mtanana area in the Dodoma region of Tanzania. This is a dry area where the farmers do small-scale farming and keep livestock. Crop yields are currently under pressure and there is overgrazing. There is little rain, and when it rains it is often very intense making it impossible to infiltrate in the soil; it flushes away the fertile soil, and causes erosion and down stream flooding.
It is clear that we have a lot of work to do! Our planning is to start this summer with re-greening, Read more about our Tanzania project.
New Advisory Board Member
We are very proud to announce a new member of our Advisory Board: Dennis Kuperus – CEO Kinetic Benelux & Nordic and Global Head of Innovation.
Find out more about our new member!
Special weather forecast
Have you watched the weather forecast today? We sure did! Presenter, weather expert and our ambassador Amara Onwuka did a special forecast on climate change and Justdiggit’s solution to mitigate it.
Project eARTh U.S.A.
In March our eARTh project will be exhibited thanks to Misho from Misho Gallery in San Francisco!
Misho himself made his own beautiful design of our icon: the shovel. Together with other ‘shovel designs’ by renowned American artists as Johnny Botts, John Kraft, Yari Ostovani, Paul Morin, Gordon Huether, and Chad Glashoff, we create awareness for climate change with this exhibition.
View here all the unique shovels that have been created by the artists
Overview campaign 2016
Besides our projects, we’re very proud of our “Cooling down the planet” campaign in 2016 and the fully sponsored media reach that goes with it! We were able to reach millions of people in different countries via TV, radio, Out-of-home, cinema and online. Thanks to our many partners who supported us completely free of charge!
Find here our campaign with Desmond Tutu, André Kuipers and Floortje Dessing
Our short documentary “Rainmakers” is online! This short video shows the project in progress, digging 72.000 bunds to harvest rainwater and restore the degraded lands.
Kuku in the rainy season
We’ve just received these pictures from Kenya and we are extremely proud to show them! You can clearly see that the bunds we have dug are retaining the rainwater and allow vegetation to grow back. These photo’s show hard work pays off. And it hasn’t even rained a lot!
Interview with ambassador André Kuipers & Co-founder Dennis Karpes
Another great interview with our co-founder Dennis Karpes. This time in luxury magazine Belafonte, together with our amazing ambassador André Kuipers.
Read all about Justdiggit’s projects and movement, our ambitions in the U.S.A. and why astronaut André Kuipers is our ambassador.
In a webinar, Frank van Steenbergen (MetaMeta) and Sander de Haas (Justdiggit) discussed the various components of microclimate, the factors that influence it, and practical actions we can take to manage the microclimate to increase the resilience of our agricultural systems.
In the webinar, they explored interventions that affect the microclimate, to build the resilience of productive functions in a landscape.
Blog Mark Wildschut: Morocco
The chaos surrounding the Medina (old town) caught me by surprise whilst I disembarked the bus from the Marrakesh airport. A somewhat elderly man riding a cart and wagon was non-verbally communicating with a group of honking youngsters on their scooters which continued maneuvering agile between the mass of people in the narrow streets. I confirmed to myself that we made the right decision……. Read his full blog and learn more about our project in Morocco!