Update on our COVID-19 guidelines
As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we are responding in several ways. Here’s a short update on our current approach in regards to the virus & our projects
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Justdiggit goes UK
The Regreen Revolution is going to start in the UK soon! Our new colleague Stuart Taylor will help us to spread the mission of Justdiggit the UK as well.
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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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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!
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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