CarbonGuilt-A climate emergency campaign.

by gabysslave in Kirkibost, Scotland, United Kingdom

CarbonGuilt-A climate emergency campaign.

£3,300

raised of £15,000 target
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This project will only be funded if at least £15,000 is pledged by September 22nd 2019 at 7:00pm

Invest your CarbonGuilt in BeeBonds, HedgeFunds and TreeTreasury Help us launch our CroftProject and kickstart the GreenExchange

by gabysslave in Kirkibost, Scotland, United Kingdom

We are all watching with increasing concern as the Arctic, Amazon, Alaska and Siberia are burning out of control, adding even more pressure to our planet, on top of species decline and temperature increases globally. Not only is nature responding to changing climate conditions but powerful, commercial interests are driving the devastation which will have international, long term implications for us all. We are only 2 people, but we are committed to doing everything we can to do to help, everyday. After 2 years of planning, we are finally at the point of launching our own Extinction Rebellion!

 Our first step has been to buy a croft tenancy, which I will run as a long term, carbon neutral “small batch” farming business, with a heavy dose of conservation and biodiversity fighback. Over the next few years we will match our farming activity with tree planting, peat preservation and these biodiversity plans which will strengthen the produce output and the wildlife in our area. 

In order to fund our biodiversity plans, we will be using a mixture of social enterprise and other funding models; from selling our sustainably made produce, using government grant funding, crowdfunding and aiming to bring in an income from a GreenExchange Platform. 

This platform is being set up to help other small producers connect with resources, funding, expertise and volunteers; which we hope to launch with the additional funds raised here, to speed up our work and as a sustainable business model. 

We have already begun work on our croft on our biodiversity fightback, but your contributions will accelerate our plans, enable our GreenExchange business to launch and allow us to succeed more quickly and help you to feel you are contributing to investing your #CarbonGuilt into our real world actions.

In addition to planting trees, sustaining bumblebees, restoring the peat and hedges on our own croft which makes our own business stronger and meets a biodiversity action plan in Scotland, we will also match trees planted here with equal numbers of trees planted in Brazil, through Plant for the Planet.

I am a digital storyteller, artist and filmmaker, who along with my husband Nat, (editor, web designer and all round great guy), have upended our entire lives to build a biodiverse croft and start a digital green marketplace.

We are using our crofting experiments, biodiversity plans, reforestation and place-making activities to help us to launch a grassroots green movement marketplace social enterprise which links small projects, like ours, to resources, volunteers, finance and social support. Starting with our own land we aim to connect these projects to climate conscious individuals and organisations to accelerate their impact.

You can follow us on Twitter

I'm @gabysslave and Nat is @exsanguinator!

I have recently been approved by the Crofting Commision as a Crofting Tenant and we set out on this journey to live there, as we launch the Crowdfunder campaign.

The Isle of Lewis has presented us with an affordable way of accelerating our own personal efforts and enabled us to take on doing more to help others to get green action higher up the priority list and you can find our croft at 22 Kirkibost, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

No matter what rewards you choose, you will be investing in the collective responsibility of making biodiversity a priority. So as well as a nice warm feeling inside, you will be drawing the dividends everytime we send you updates on your “investments”, hints and tips and fighting climate change.

In addition we will use the Green Marketplace to enable, inform and empower you through newsletters, blog posts and videos. You will be able to use the hints and tips to take your action and multiply it at home and in your workplace.

You can choose a reward with only a beautifully designed virtual share/stock/bond/gilt for you to share online and print out at home

Or you for an extra £5 you can be sent a fantastic physical paper version, designed by the inimitable Louise Byng. (The £5 pays for an extra Carbon Guilt offset to ensure that we are not contributing additional carbon emissions in getting it to you).

This is the beginning of our journey. We have already changed everything about our lives so much that there is virtually anything that is the same as it was 23 months ago.

We've been gaining expertise, buying the croft, selling up our worldly goods to fund the purchase, moving, researching and connecting with organisations 

We will keep updating you through the Crowdfunder, on Twitter and on Facebook how we got here and what we're up to.

 

In order to get the right business plan for the Green Marketplace, we will be using this campaign to engage with potential users through our own project, as well as working out what features users might find useful and will be doing surveys and Q&A sessions to engage further with our supporters to see what they would want to see in our work. Please feel free to get in touch if you have a project that you would like to be included or want to volunteer, or have resources you think would be useful.

If you are a company or organisation planning to offset your carbon guilt for your workforce, activities or even a one off event, get in touch as we can design a package to suit you and your needs.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

14 of 50 claimed

£100 Bundle Pack

You will receive a paper copy of the £20 Bee Bond, the £50 Tree Treasury Share, the £20 Hedge Fund Certificate. We will additional plant an extra tree to offset your delivery. You will also receive a 6 month subscription to our monthly newsletter on Substack, which will include all the behind the scenes activity and full content access

£20 or more

6 of 50 claimed

£20 Digital Bee Bond

You will receive a digital download of the £20 Bee Bond and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. And by choosing a digital reward you’ve earned an extra warm carbon neutral feeling inside! Your pledge will be used towards establishing a new bee habitat on our croft.

£20 or more

3 of 50 claimed

£20 Digital Hedge Fund Certificate

You will receive a digital download of the £20 Hedge Fund Certificate and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used towards establishing a new hedge habitat on our croft. And by choosing a digital reward you’ve earned an extra warm carbon neutral feeling inside!

£20 or more

6 of 200 claimed

£20 Digital Tree Treasury Share

You will receive a digital download of the £20 Tree Treasury Share and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used to plant trees on our croft. And by choosing a digital reward you’ve earned an extra warm carbon neutral feeling inside!

£25 or more

5 of 50 claimed

£25 Bee Bond

You will receive a paper copy of the £20 Bee Bond and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used towards establishing a new bee habitat on our croft. We will use the additional £5 to plant an extra tree to offset your delivery and deliver it to you.

£25 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£25 Hedge Fund Certificate

You will receive a paper copy of the £20 Hedge Fund Certificate and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used to establish a new hedge habitat on our croft. We will use the additional £5 to plant an extra tree to offset your delivery and deliver it to you.

£25 or more

1 of 200 claimed

£25 Tree Treasury Share

You will receive a £20 Tree Treasury Share and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used to plant trees on our croft. We will use the additional £5 to plant an extra tree to offset your delivery and deliver it to you.

£50 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£50 Digital Bee Bond

You will receive a digital download of the £50 Bee Bond and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used towards establishing a new bee habitat on our croft. You will also receive a 3 month subscription to our monthly newsletter on Substack, which will include all the behind the scenes activity and full content access. And by choosing a digital reward you’ve earned an extra warm carbon neutral feeling inside!

£50 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£50 Digital Tree Treasury Share certificate

You will receive a digital download of the £50 Tree Treasury Certificate and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used towards planting trees on our croft. You will also receive a 3 month subscription to our monthly newsletter on Substack, which will include all the behind the scenes activity and full content access. And by choosing a digital reward you’ve earned an extra warm carbon neutral feeling inside!

£50 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£50 Digital Hedge Fund Certificate

You will receive a download of the £50 Hedge Fund and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used towards establishing a new Hedge Habitat on our croft. You will also receive a 3 month subscription to our monthly newsletter on Substack, which will include all the behind the scenes activity and full content access. And by choosing a digital reward you’ve earned an extra warm carbon neutral feeling inside!

£55 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£55 Bee Bond

You will receive a paper copy of the £50 Bee bond and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used towards establishing a new bee habitat on our croft. We will use the additional funds to plant an extra tree to offset your delivery. You will also receive a 3 month subscription to our monthly newsletter on Substack, which will include all the behind the scenes activity and full content access.

£55 or more

1 of 50 claimed

£55 Tree Treasury Share

You will receive a £50 Tree Treasury Certificate and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used to plant trees on our croft. We will use the additional £5 to plant an extra tree to offset your delivery. You will also receive a 3 month subscription to our monthly newsletter on Substack, which will include all the behind the scenes activity and full content access.

£55 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£55 Hedge Fund

You will receive a paper copy of the £50 Hedge Fund Certificate and a mention on Twitter and Facebook. Your pledge will be used towards establishing a new bee habitat on our croft. We will use the additional funds to plant an extra tree to offset your delivery. You will also receive a 3 month subscription to our monthly newsletter on Substack, which will include all the behind the scenes activity and full content access.

£250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£250 Small Organisation Pack (Under 20 employees)

You will receive a paper copy of the Small Organisation Carbon Guilt Certificate. Your pledge will go towards the areas you consider to be a priority. We will plant an extra tree to offset your delivery. Your organisation will feature as a blogpost including an interview via phone or email, and this will be promoted on Social Media for a week. Your organisation will also receive a 6 month subscription to our monthly newsletter on Substack

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£500 Medium Organisation Pack (21-50 employees)

You will receive a paper copy of the Medium Organisation Carbon Guilt Certificate. Your pledge will go towards the areas you consider to be a priority. We will plant an extra tree to offset your delivery. Your organisation will feature as a blogpost including an interview via phone or email, and this will be promoted on Social Media for a week. Your organisation will also receive a 6 month subscription to our monthly newsletter on Substack.


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