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.
The traveling cinema in Tanzania
Our ‘Kisiki Hai’ caravan about re-greening one of the most affected landscapes has been traveling around Central Tanzania for one month already, and in two months’ time it will visit 60 villages.
Today it is Iyumbwi village’s turn! The film inspires and activates farmers how they can re-green their land and make their land suitable to grow food again. Have a look here on how the whole village gets together!
Justdiggit brings fashion statement
They are available from the first day of spring: Our own fashion statement T-shirts. Designed by Antoine Peters, produced by the Dutch denim brand Kuyichi Pure Goods.
A unique collaboration with an impressive product as a result. Curious what they look like? ->
Timelapse water bunds
Our rain water harvesting bunds are doing well in Kuku, Kenya!
Next phase in Kenya!
In the documentary Seeds of Change you saw the first re-greening results of the Justdiggit projects in the south of Kenya. Of course, we like to expand this success further!
Therefore we entered the next phase together with our partners Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT) and the Amboseli Ecosystem Trust (AET). This means new projects that consist of a combination of interventions, including digging thousands of water bunds and starting grass seed banks.
Read and view the activities here->
Farmers trained in Kongwa!
Last week our partner LEAD Foundation trained 240 farmers on how to maintain and re-green their land. With this knowledge they go back to their own villages to train the other farmers. A train-the-trainer program! With this word of mouth information ánd the training documentary we made, we aim to reach 180,000 people in this first phase of the program.
Interview with our project manager
“We are trying to break the vicious circle and have a positive effect on the regional climate,” says Niels Dierckx, project manager at Justdiggit. He was interviewed this month by touroperator Raptim Travel, who takes care of our flights to Africa.
Niels thinks it is time to share positive and hopeful insights when it comes to climate change!
Read the whole interview in the Customer Focus: Justdiggit.
Behind the scenes: film recording in Tanzania
As we drive up the last part of the hill after a bumpy ride with the car, we see a few people rushing in our direction with some plastic chairs. The big family (including pig, goats, chickens and cows) already expected us and welcomes us with big smiles, curious looks and .. chairs to sit on. I am immediately moved by their hospitality! We meet a young farmer (and his proud father) who becomes the main character of a film. A film by and for farmers in the Dodoma region with the ultimate goal: improving the soil and re-greening the land!… View the images ->
Documentary Seeds of Change
Our brand new documentary Seeds of Change can be viewed online now! It’s the sequel of our documentary Rainmakers, which was nominated for different prizes and won the Best Documentary Award at the My Hero International Film Festival in Los Angeles. With Seeds of Change we show the progress we’ve made since then.
Premiere action documentary Follow The Wind
A mission that took Kiteboarder Jerrie van de Kop, Eyeforce , Red Bull, Merrell and Justdiggit from the tropical island of Zanzibar to the snowy peaks of the Kilimanjaro! Here you see the documentary ‘Follow the Wind‘ which was released on Red Bull TV today.
Follow The Wind is a project in which kiteboarder Jerrie van de Kop follows the wind cycle between the warm waters of the Indian ocean and the snowy peaks of the Kilimanjaro. He will traverse between the island of Zanzibar and the Kilimanjaro using the wind as his only power source. With this project Jerrie is trying to raise awareness for the ecological threats to this region, and the planet in general.
Starring Jerrie van de Kop – Kiteboarding
Presented by Merrell & Red Bull TV
Blog: Tanzanian farmers see satellite photo for the first time!
How can you easily monitor the re-greening of degraded land? With this research question, our intern Lara and Eduardo from partner organization MetaMeta went to our project area in Tanzania: the Dodoma region. In this blog, Lara shares her first experiences!