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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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 ->
Regreening with Greenchoice
We are also excited to announce our 5 year partnership with Greenchoice! Together with the Dutch sustainable green energy provider we will start to regreen an area the size of Rotterdam center in Kenya this year with impact on climate, nature and people!
That’s not all, in 2020 we will bring back at least 100,000 trees in Tanzania(!) and Greenchoice is also proud sponsor of our international climate event, the Raindance Project, that kicks off this Saturday. The purpose revolution in business has started… join us, together we can bring back nature!
Timberland and Justdiggit partnership will bring back 10 million trees in Tanzania
Timberland and Justdiggit partnership will bring back 10 million trees in Tanzania!
As part of its pursuit of a greener future, Timberland today has announced a bold commitment to plant or grow 50 million trees worldwide over the next five years, helping to fight the effects of climate change and build stronger communities.
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Justdiggit interview co-founder & marketing director
Justdiggit’s ambassador Amara Onwuka interviews co-founder Dennis Karpes and Global Marketing Director Wessel van Eeden about the start of Justdiggit, the progress they made along the way and their positive future ambition.
Our gratitude goes out to NYB Creative Productions for the amazing video and edit.
Interview is in Dutch.
This is Justdiggit volunteer Philip Huis in ‘t Veld. He has been supporting us for years with his post-production expertise. We are extremely grateful for his dedication. Read here how he helps us!
Tess Milne ambassador
Tess Milne has been supporting Justdiggit before, but now it’s official: Tess is our newest ambassador!
In every respect, the Dutch TV presenter matches Justdiggit: she is positive, solution-oriented and has a ‘can do mentality’.
Photo credits: Nanda Hagenaars
New Managing Director
Since August we have a new Managing Director, Marjolein Albers. As a former director of Dance4life and the Respect Education Foundation, Marjolein brings plenty of experience and is a huge asset to our team!
Justdiggit office designed by Studio Robin Sluijzer
While the re-greening activities are taking place in Africa, we are working hard at our Amsterdam office to make it all possible. This is what the Justdiggit team does in really cool furnished, and how could it be otherwise, green rooms! From the busy traffic and tourists outside, you step into a green oasis. Designer Robin Sluijzer is responsible for the interior and therefore for a healthy working environment and extra work motivation for Justdiggit!
It’s time to bring him and his ‘free of charge’ efforts to your attention. –>
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!->