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Ecosystem Restoration Camps

Healthy ecosystems underpin everything that humanity needs, but 75% of our Earth is degraded. Climate Disruption, the biodiversity crisis, desertification, flooding, loss of livelihoods, poverty and hunger are directly linked to collapsing ecosystems. Humanity is degrading and depleting its most important resource: functioning natural systems. The need for addressing these crises and for a change to a resilient, regenerative and sustainable co-existence with our natural world is understood. Yet, worldwide, people feel powerless to turn the tide. In response, we are catalyzing a global movement to restore and rehabilitate our degraded ecosystems and change the way we live with nature through introducing regenerative productive systems. Ecosystem Restoration Camps ("ERC") is a global, inclusive, bottom-up movement. We catalyse action towards restoring and rehabilitating natural systems to maintain the web of life. We do this by facilitating the emergence of Camps around the world. Camps are living labs where local communities, lay people, experts and scientists come together to restore and rehabilitate degraded ecosystems. Camps empower local communities to restore their environments and livelihoods by providing them with the tools, skills, and knowledge to bring back abundance and increase their resilience. OUR VISION: We envision a fully-functional, peaceful, abundant, biologically diverse Earth brought about through cooperative efforts for the ecological restoration of degraded lands. OUR MISSION: To work together to restore ecological functionality, to build Research, Training and Innovation Centers for Ecological Restoration, to engage people in inquiry into ecological restoration, and train people in how to restore degraded lands in perpetuity. OBJECTIVES - To train people in techniques for restoring land and provide practical opportunities for people to practice new approaches to landscape restoration. - To build research, training and innovation centers to engage people in ecosystem restoration. - To manage a flow of volunteers of all ages to restore agricultural and natural ecosystems. - To increase the organic matter, carbon content and water retention capacity of the soil to stimulate large scale carbon sequestration. - To improve the livelihoods of farmers, landowners and local communities around the camps. OUR VALUES Restoring Earth positively impacts both livelihoods and communities. To ensure that our contribution to humanity is ethically sound, we have embraced a set of core values that guide the work of the Foundation: - We believe that all beings are equal and endowed with certain inalienable rights; - We recognise that without thriving ecosystems we are nothing and feel a profound obligation to preserve and restore degraded land where it may be found; - We are not self-seeking but rather committed to working together towards a collective outcome that is bigger than any individual, that benefits us all, and that benefits future generations; - We voluntarily, joyfully and with peaceful intent wish to restore basic ecological function so that all people and other living things can live together in harmony; - We willingly share our knowledge, our time, our expertise and our labour, making it as accessible as possible, knowing that we are doing the right thing; - We treat one another with respect and as equals in our shared endeavour, no matter how much or how little each of us may be able to give; - We believe in collaboration, and therefore work with organisations, experts, and local communities in partnership; - We work as a bottom-up movement, each Camp is an independent entity designed and organised according to its own local context, ensuring that the benefits are really felt by the local population; - We communicate openly and honestly celebrating our diversity, and embracing our differences without allowing these to impede progress towards our shared goal; - We act with open minds and hearts, prepared to learn new skills and methods for land restoration from those with knowledge and expertise in this area; - We strive to communicate the essence of our work to others such that together we can build a movement that restores resilient abundance to land and ecosystems that we have degraded. ERC Foundation works with an executive Board of Directors, a volunteer and financially responsible Supervisory Board and a strategic Advisory Council made by the world's leading experts in agroforestry, permaculture, regenerative farming, and ecosystem restoration. ERC is a supporting partner to the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Equality Now

Equality Now creates linkages between the voices and experiences of women and girls and the governmental, community and private institutions that govern their lives; mobilizes national and international public pressure on behalf of their stated needs; and brings together individuals and organizations sharing this common vision of human equality.

Bits Of Freedom

Bits of Freedom is the leading digital rights organization in the Netherlands, focusing on privacy and freedom of communication online. Working at the cutting edge of technology and law, Bits of Freedom strives to influence legislation and self-regulation, and empower citizens and users by advancing the awareness, use, and development of freedom-enhancing technologies.

Vrienden van Green Phenix

Organize and/or support activities on a project basis that contribute to creating a circular and inclusive economy, with the aim of to reduce pollution. The activities are in particular, but not exclusively, focused on the Caribbean; With Curacao as a central point.

Humanitarian Resources International Foundation (stichting Humanitaire Hulpgoederen)

To collect supplies from donors and distribute to people who live in disaster area's or in poverty.

Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij Our volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service. Our mission is to save and help people. Quick, professionally, for free.

Dutch Institute for Vulnerability Disclosure

We aim to make the digital world safer by reporting vulnerabilities we find in digital systems to the people who can fix them. We have a global reach, but do it Dutch style: open, honest, collaborative, and for free.

Trees for all

Trees for All plants trees for life. Trees and forests play a crucial role in tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity. There is no life without trees. That is why we are planting new forests worldwide, restoring degraded forests and raising people's awareness of the importance of trees - whether close to home or on the other side of the world. Our projects help create a better climate, more biodiversity and healthier living conditions for everyone.

Associacao Native Scientist

Broaden the horizons and spark interest in science of underserved children through science outreach educational programmes

Stichting Women on Wings

We aim to co-create one million jobs for women in rural India. A job means an income, economic autonomy and an escape from the cycle of poverty. We are pursuing our mission by providing business knowledge and mentoring to Indian social entrepreneurs that mainly employ women. By doing this we are accelerating the growth of their organizations and thereby co-creating more jobs for women in rural India. This is done through mentoring of the CEO/management and by providing series of interactive workshops with teams. We also bring together multiple business partners facing similar issues with a view to share best practices and look for collaboration opportunities among partners. Next to working with these enterprises, we provide the same - but on a much larger scale - to state governments on developing their women entrepreneurship programs. The aim is the same: improving the business of Indian social enterprises, so more products will be sold, thereby creating more jobs. Thus, we co-create lasting impact. Based on the need assessment and gap analysis we jointly prioritize the topics of workshops with our business partners. We have no standard solutions. Each enterprise has its own specific challenges. We have a tailor-made approach and call that 'craftsmanship in consultancy'. We believe in long-term relationships; therefore, we aim to work together for a minimum of three years. The uniqueness of the Women on Wings approach is that we fuse global knowledge and local implementation. Our experts, who work pro bono, share their 15+ years of professional experience in e.g. marketing, social media, finance, organizational management, product development, production, retail and supply chain management. Our business partners always need to own all plans that we jointly develop. Therefore, Women on Wings' experts facilitate the partner with their business knowledge, but only the business partner and its team are responsible for implementation of the plan. We are always there to jointly provide solutions to bottlenecks that may arise during implementation.

3x3 Unites

3X3 Unites: We believe that major developments arise by embracing the small. We believe that inspiring and supporting young people in a healthy and sporty way leads to a better world. We do this by being a source of inspiration (top sports performance, exemplary organization and making (basketball) accessible to all athletes), by using our knowledge for the design of the public domain (outdoor courts), but above all by offering leadership programs to young people (life-skills development), to create jobs and to allow them to develop and implement 3X3 activities themselves in the neighborhood on squares, within the schools, through associations, youth organizations and others who need them. We strive for an inclusive sports climate in which gender, origin, level of education, orientation and limitations to perform regular sports are not important. 3X3 is pre-eminently an accessible and inclusive form of sport. Stichting (foundation) 3X3 Unites is founded on August 3rd 2016 in Amsterdam. Currently we are still based in Amsterdam. In 2019 3X3 Unites reached more than ten thousand of young people in the Netherlands, Libanon and Botswana. We have the ambition to reach tens of thousands on site of young people worldwide by 2021 and are proud to start the partnership with the Nike Foundation - Made To Play already in 2020. We look forward to start April 2020 and keep on developing in Amsterdam and after this globally in the coming years with all our partners.

Stichting Steun Emma Kinderziekenhuis

The Emma Children's hospital has as mission to maximise the lives of children, the Support Emma Children's hospital foundation (Steun Emma) does it utmost to support the hospital in realising this mission, through raising funds for: - scientific research - increasing the well-being of the patients and their families - providing information and education.