• EARTHMAKERS

    A new club for people feeling overwhelmed by todays environmental issues.

     

    Monthly > Learn about 1 environmental topic + London meetup + vote on solution to invest £ in.

     

    February 2019: Plastic Pollution

  • How it works

    1) Apply, it takes 2 minutes.

    2) If you're a good fit, we'll invite you to join and you can start learning about the current topic and connect with other members.

    3) You will be invited to a monthly meetup and vote on what solution you think we should invest in.

     

    All for £20/month or £180 for 12 months founders membership.

     

    1

    EarthMaker Guides

    At the start of each month we send you a summary (30 minute read) of the problem & how it is currently being tackled.

     

    Feb: Plastic Pollution

    March: Deforestation

    April: Species Extinction

     

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    EarthMaker Meets

    On the last Monday of each month we invite you to discuss the topic with an expert and what actions we might take together to help solve the problem.

     

    Meetups are in London 7-9pm, or you can follow online on a livestream.

    3

    EarthMaker Votes

    With our expert we select 3 solutions to the problem for you to vote on.

     

    We then invest or donate £5 from each member to the winning solution (i.e 100 earthmakers = £500 donation)

  • February 2019: Plastic Pollution

    Last year it often felt like plastic was the only environmental problem being discussed. After David Attenborough's uncharacteristic focus on the negative human impact on the oceans, the mainstream UK public, politicians and businesses started to act.

    But how big a problem is plastic pollution? Where did it begin? Is it just in the oceans or elsewhere in our ecosystems? Will stopping single use plastic solve the problem or do we need to do much more?

     

    Apply to join before February 1st to learn more and connect with thinkers and doers tackling plastic pollution.

  • Feel overwhelmed but want to help?

    Let's learn together on how we can best tackle earth's biggest problems.

    Whether it's the shocking reports, becoming a Dad, travelling to other countries and cultures or simply just getting older, I'm becoming increasingly concerned by the state of our planet and the natural systems we depend on.

     

    Recent studies from the UN: '12 years to limit climate change catastrophe', WWF: 'humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970', and scientists, 'climate change is actually causing a second 'mass dying' have become shockingly more regular and stark.

     

    From industrial pollution to the climate crisis, ocean acidification, and deforestation, the number and scale of environmental (and knock-on social) problems appears to be getting way out of control. Even for the most positive of mindsets, it's hard not to feel depressed by the state the natural world that we depend on, is in.

    We also know there are many incredible people, projects, campaigns, businesses and non-profits - both large and small - working on solving a huge number of these problems.

     

    But I think there is often a disconnect between the two, especially for those of us who don't necessarily work in 'the field' and find it hard to prioritise the time and energy into doing something about it.

     

    That's why I want to see if we can help each other easily strip some of our ignorance around environmental issues so we can be more informed and empowered to act. I'd also like to start investing more in projects - and together we can!

    Join me and lets learn about and support solutions that put planet earth first.

     

    Ben

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  • FAQ

    Who is Earth Makers for?

    We're looking for people who are curious and concerned about planet earth and would like to become more informed about both the problems and solutions we face today. Earth Makers is for people who would like to learn and do more and not feel as overwhelmed or depressed about the state of our natural world.

    You do not need to be an environmental expert or work in the field. You just need to care and be up for some learning and small actions!

    What does an Earth Makers Membership include?

    For £20 a month (or £15 /month if you signup for a year), you will receive:
     

    1. Guides: At the start of each month we send you a summary (30 minute read) of the problem & how it is currently being tackled.

     

    Feb: Plastic Pollution

    March: Deforestation

    April: Species Extinction


    2. Meetup: On the last Monday of each month we invite you to discuss the topic with an expert and what actions we might take together to help solve the problem. Next meetup Monday 25th February.

     

    Meetups are in London 7-9pm, or you can follow online on a livestream.


    3. Vote: With our expert we select 3 solutions to the problem for you to vote on.

     

    We then invest or donate £5 from each member to the winning solution (i.e 100 earthmakers = £500 donation)


    You can opt out anytime. The average membership length goal is 1 year.

    Once you signup you'll get an invite to join the community and we'll get going!

    What does a month at Earth Makers look like?

    1st day of the month: Membership Payments collected via direct debit

     

    1st week of the month: Earth Makers Guide to...'Plastic Pollution' sent to all members

     

    Last Monday of the month: Meetup, 7-9pm central London.

     

    Last week of the month: Vote on the best solution and we invest/donate £5 for every member to the organisation, startup or campaign that wins.

     

    How much time do I need to be an Earth Maker?

    On average an hour a week, which breaks down as:

    1 hour over a month of reading/watching (the guide we send and resources)

    2 hours for the meetup

    1 hour to learn about some solutions and vote.

    Do I need to be in London to join Earth Makers?

    No.

     

    You can follow remotely and we will share the meetups via livestream.

    We can only take monthly payments from UK banks for now.

    Are there enough environmental problems to cover a new one each month indefinitely?

    Hell yes!

     

    It might be that the topics get more niche/micro over time but that's no bad thing.

     

    There will always be something to learn about and help solve.

    How do Earth Makers connect online?

    We share updates on twitter and instagram and have member chats on a private whatsapp group.

    Can I stop my membership?

    Yes. You can stop your membership anytime by emailing us. We will complete this within 7 days of receiving your email. We can kickstart your membership again whenever you're ready.

     

    Can I get a refund on my membership?

    Sorry, no. Your membership is non-refundable. Your membership fees are supporting learning and solutions to the earth's biggest problems!

     

    Who's building Earth Makers?

    Ben Keene.....a serial startup-er, community builder and digital nomad. Since 2006 Ben has played a part in building: Tribewanted, Escape the City, Rebel Book Club, THNK, & Virgin Startup.

     
    Ben is based at Kohub on the Thai Island of Ko Lanta with his wife, Susannah, and 3 children.
     
    Connect with Ben on Twitter, Instagram, Medium or Email.
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