100 Founding Friends
Become an Ecosystem Restoration Pioneer
Become one of our first 100 Founding Friends and make a significant contribution to the growth of the movement for restoring the earth.
As one of the 100 people, businesses and organisations to donate a minimum of 1,000 Euros, you will become one of the early pioneers of the Ecosystem Restoration Movement. Your contribution will go long way towards scaling up our efforts, such as continuing to build the world’s first ecosystem restoration camp in Spain and growing the capacity of our organisation.
The first Spanish camp will train thousands of people in:
- How to restore natural and agricultural ecosystems
- How to farm regeneratively
- How to live in a way that is healthy and harmonious for ourselves and everything that we are connected to.
Your generous donation will help us to scale up this movement, providing vital infrastructure to our first camp, sequestering carbon, boosting food security and bringing back biodiversity on a huge scale.
As a Founding Friend, we offer you the chance to experience our first camp for a special long weekend. This experience will include:
- An experience of life at the camp that you have helped to make a reality
- A tour of the land, accompanied by a local ecologist who can explain the ecology of the area and the chance to forage for local herbs and seeds
- A free short course, introducing you to the basics of landscape restoration and the work that the camp will put into place.
- A feast of locally produced Spanish style tapas underneath the emerging milky way.
- A tour of the galaxy through the teachings of the stars and constellations by a local astronomer.
As a Founding Friend you will also receive a life long membership to Ecosystem Restoration Camps which gives you access to discounts on camp courses, and access to our live Ecosystem Restoration Webinar Series and online learning and mentoring platform. We will also be organising events in cities around the world for Founding Friends to meet and network.
The funds raised by the first 100 Founding Friends Campaign will be spent on the providing the Spanish Camp with the final infrastructure that is needed for it to open, and funds to support members who want to hold membership recruitment events.
Messages from some of our first Founding Friends:
Founder at Supersystemic.ly
“Ecosystem restoration, in my opinion, is the single most powerful tool we have for improving human well-being, environmental stability and increasing economic opportunity globally. So, when I learned about Ecosystem Restoration Camp’s goal to scale this work, I knew I needed to be a part of it, somehow.”
“Some people invest money in stocks from google, others buy houses or go to wallstreet. I don’t have a lot of money in the bank, yet I have understood that all the money in the world will not help us survive if we continue destroying our environment. The ecosystem restoration camp movement is one of the few ideas which are practical, pro-active, global and local at the same time, community-inclusive and open to all who want to participate and co-create the implementation. I love the idea of tackling the massive problem of environmental degradation by truly ACTING and providing an infrastructure and evergrowing network for others to engage. After getting an insight into many international efforts to tackle the challenges of climate change, soil degradation and collapsing agroecosystems, the ecosystem restoration camps movement has raised my hopes into how we can live as part of the universe following this magnificent quotation:
“the health of soil, plant, animal and human is one and indivisible”
Viridiana Alcantara Cervantes
Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, Division International Cooperation and Global Food Security
Ani, 32 years old, born in Bulgaria, currently living in Spain
“The reason I decided to become a Founding Friend is because I consider myself an active and responsible person and I’m trying to show those qualities every day. Unfortunately, as I have always lived in the city, I know how easy it is to loose the feeling of responsibility when you are disconnected from the nature. We are all aware of the negative impact humans have on our planet in many different ways and agriculture is one of them.
In the past I used to be a passive person: an optimist that believed good things are going to happen – change will come and the future is bright. I’m still that optimistic person, but now I see clearly that action is needed and we have to be united and focused on the important task to heal our Planet.
I had the amazing opportunity to become Founding Friend of Ecosystem Restoration Camps and help these wonderful people restore the land that was damaged by humans and pass this knowledge to others. I want to take part in this: I want to meet the incredible team that is working in the camp; I want to feel what it means to give something back to the Earth.
I feel inspired about being part of this movement and I hope it will grow and more people will feel this way and will decide to take action.”