To this end, they have turned to the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in search of at least $7,697 (CA$10,000) to enable them to develop their reforesting ecosystem technology and take it to a global scale. With 19 days to go before the campaign closes, the organization has already managed to beat its funding goal, allowing it to continue its project moving forward.
The organization promises to plant one tree for every dollar received in the campaign. To do this, it will work in collaboration with different experts to allow everything from selecting the most appropriate plant species for each place to sharing resources and knowledge to find the best reforestation solutions.
Get comprehensive access to global crowdfunding business, stock market, finance news, and trending topics with the Born2Invest companion app.
An initiative to recover degraded natural areas
Their technology consists of modifying drones so that they can carry out the entire process, which ranges from firing capsules to monitoring the health of the new trees. First of all, a loading drone will have a pneumatic firing system for firing capsules containing pre-germinated seeds into what they call their “secret sauce”, which includes nutrients and other support elements for the seeds themselves.
They will be able to fire one capsule per second, this is ten times faster than planting tree seedlings by hand. By utilizing shots they will be able to ensure that the capsules to reach an adequate depth in the soil to allow them to take root strongly. By using these capsules they ensure that the seeds already have sprouts before they are in the soil and can develop easily, maximizing the chances of a successful planting.
As they point out in the campaign, the use of capsules allows them to have a sufficient amount of them within a month, unlike the use of seedlings, which must spend a period of one to two years in nurseries under intensive care before they can be planted in their final places. Other advantages of using the capsules are that they require less energy and water for their production, having a much lower environmental impact.
In addition to the planting process, the organization will continue the mission by using a spray drone to remove impurities and provide nutrients to the new trees. With the mapping drone, they will monitor the health status of the trees.
Those interested can obtain more information on the website of the campaign itself. These kind of social businesses with specific actionable goals are a perfect example of the power of crowdfunding. By reaching out to a community of individuals who are all interested in a concept that might be ignored by traditional investors the startup is able to make a real difference.
DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our disclaimer for more information.
This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.
First published in wwwhatsnew, a third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.
Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us.
The multifaceted benefits of Augmented and Virtual Reality in education
Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) technologies are often praised in education for their ability to deliver higher levels...
Burkina Faso validates a new project to increase access to energy in rural areas
Burkina Faso's project under the African mini-network program of the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Development Program (GEF-UNDP)...
A crowdfunding campaign was launched by Biofarm, the first digital farm in Europe
A crowdfunding campaign was recently launched on the CrowdFundMe portal in Italy, by Biofarm. The campaign aims at raising $973,000...
Quirónsalud’s owner grows 6% in Spain and exceeds €3.4 billion in 2020
In the last quarter of 2020, Fresenius Helios Spain's revenues were $1.2 billion (€999 million), 15% more than in the...
New capital injection for B2B fintech company Penta
The fintech company Penta has increased its latest financing round to $36.5 million (€30 million). The fresh capital could also...
Cannabis7 days ago
The ANMAT will allow the importation of cannabis-based products in Argentina
Crypto7 days ago
How LODEpay’s Price Oracle is Tackling Silver Spot Price Manipulation
Crowdfunding7 days ago
Trusters closes the first real estate lending crowdfunding campaign for a widespread housing project
Crypto7 days ago
Bitcoin’s price could reach $1,000,000 in this bull run, says Kraken’s Dan Held