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.
Blog: Let the bund training begin
As you might have read before, we will soon start digging in Tanzania and therefore Sander (Chief Technology officer, Justdiggit) and Francesco (from partner organization MetaMeta) started training farmers and further explored the area last week.
Read Sander’s blog to read about his visit!
Thanks to our great international media partners Kinetic, Havas Lemz, JCDecaux and MacLoud we can now be heard on Tanzanian radio! But not only that, the Tanzanian streets also turn green with our billboards. All this media space is offered completely sponsored.
Click here to hear the radio spot in Swahili!
Meet our education team
Pollution, desertification, and global warming: our planet can use some extra hands. It was the main motivation for Jan Hoetmer, owner of Leerbox Uitstekend and primary school teacher, and Andrea Forzoni, geologist, when they approached Justdiggit in 2017 for setting up a combined teaching program.
Read here how it developed into a strong team!->
After Kenya also bunds in Tanzania!
September this year the well-known ‘earth smiles’, crescent shaped water bunds, will be dug in Tanzanian ground. So far we have used FMNR techniques in the Dodoma region. We can soon add a new re-greening technology to our Tanzanian program!
Our program manager Niels Dierckx and MetaMeta partner Francesco Sambalino were back in the field two weeks ago looking for locations suited for rainwater harvesting. Read here how this went!
Kids College Rotterdam Zoo
Last month a Justdiggit lecture was given again at the Rotterdam Zoo, this time by teacher Boy.
He shows you how rainwater flows without digging and when bunds have been dug in advance. Teacher Boy aroused a lot of interest among the children (and ofcourse among the adults), through the fun green experiments he performed.
Recycled phones introduced in Tanzanian program
As part of our re-greening project in Tanzania, we handed out smartphones to our 240 Kisiki Hai facilitators in the Kongwa district.
It will help them to track the progress their fellow farmers are making and to see how much land already has been restored. And the great thing is: all the facilitators give the phone a second life, because they originally come from the Dutch Railway Company NS. This is made possible by the organization Closing the Loop. A smart way to use used smartphones right?!
Click here to read the whole story!
Newly designed shovels
In the past month we have been able to complement our eARTh collection with very meaningful designed shovels. This time Belgian artists started working with our icon ‘the shovel’.
With this project we want to create awareness, because by simply digging with a shovel we make the earth greener. Click here for the collection->
Tap water project
Since this week our partner Lokaal Edel from, among others, chef and Justdiggit ambassador Jonathan Karpathios, pours tap water in Justdiggit glassware. A voluntary contribution is requested for the water, which benefits our projects. This way, Dutch tap water slowly turns into rainwater.
Regreening results in Kongwa
Our colleague Lieke, who lives and works in the project area Dodoma (Tanzania), just sent us pictures from a successful adoption of the FMNR technique by the St Phillips College. And of course we need to share this regreening result! The college has started with conserving and regrowing trees since 2000. Read the whole story here ->
In full bloom
Thanks to a training in sowing and harvesting techniques, the newly planted grass seed banks in the Kenyan villages of Inkisanjani and Enkii are already in full bloom! The living environment of these local Maasai women’s groups not only re-green, the women also have an extra income because they can sell the seeds and grasses.