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In the warmth of my family home, my younger self would listen intently as my grandfather unfolded stories from his youth, painting vivid pictures of a time when our indigenous community lived proudly, tethered to the traditions and wisdom passed down through generations. Even though we have merged with the wider modern society, the soul of our federally recognized Indian Nation pulses strongly within us, an indelible force that brings us together in annual gatherings where we foster our community ties and nurture our rich traditions.
Over the years, my journey took me through the heartlands of Latin America, where I found kindred spirits who, just like us, harbored a deep respect for nature and our planet. It became increasingly evident that a thread of reverence for the environment ran common among indigenous populations worldwide. It was a universal language of respect for the land, a deep-rooted connection that transcended borders and united us in a global family.
With the staggering fact that 80% of the world's forests and biodiversity reside on lands owned by indigenous communities, it dawned upon me that we hold not just a heritage but a colossal responsibility in our hands. Yet, I saw the painful irony – the guardians of these treasures grappling with poverty, their basic needs unmet, an unyielding struggle with a lack of food and clean water.
Inspired to bring about a change, my partners and I embarked on an ambitious journey, laying the foundations of CarbonDivest.org. Our vision was clear and potent: to empower indigenous communities globally by steering carbon projects in their lands to herald a period of sustainable growth and prosperity while fostering the very traditions that have revered nature for generations.
Through CarbonDivest.org, we engaged with communities, forged partnerships, and worked towards sealing 30-year contracts to have these rich lands carbon credit certified, a step that promises to open up a deluge of resources and opportunities for these communities.
Taking our vision a step further, we envisioned IndigiCoin.io, powered by IndigiBlock, LLC, a unique cryptocurrency initiative grounded in the spirit of collaboration and mutual growth. The plan was conceived to echo indigenous lands' rich diversity and extent, symbolically limited to mirror the 485,000,000 hectares globally. The value of the coin comes through the economic development of the communities.
Each registered community with us will receive IndigiCoins reflective of their land ownership, thus planting seeds of self-sufficiency and growth aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. It is more than just a cryptocurrency; it is a beacon of hope, a promise of a self-sustained and brighter future nurtured by the hands that have revered this land for centuries.
As I stand on this juncture, looking back at our roots and forward to a horizon brimming with potential, I see hope, a hope that through our concerted efforts, we will witness a renaissance in our communities. I see bustling habitats, resonant with the sound of flowing rivers and whispers of leaves, harmoniously balanced ecosystems where flora and fauna thrive abundantly, a testament to a symbiotic relationship renewed and fostered.
We stand at the cusp of a revolution, a movement to reclaim the respect and harmony with our planet Earth, to carve a path where modernity and tradition merge seamlessly, nurturing a planet that breathes freely, embracing the rich biodiversity and reverberating with life in its purest form.
As we forge ahead with CarbonDivest.org and IndigiCoin.io, we carry with us the rich tapestry of stories, experiences, and the undying spirit of unity. We carry the dreams of our grandparents and the hopes for our children, crafting a narrative where every indigenous individual stands empowered, where communities flourish, heralding a time where we live as one with our mother earth, nurturing and nurturing in a harmonious embrace, bringing life full circle in the most beautiful, sustainable way.
CarbonDivest.Org Chairperson and one of the Founders. A Member of the Samish Indian Nation.
Cutting Carbon Emissions before we reach the year 2030 by about 45% from the recorded level in 2010 will keep the global climate within more acceptable ranges. - per Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
While other websites go into the deep science of all the parts on how and why everyone needs to participate in the move to stop climate change - we will break it down into a simple answer. We understand that not everyone is a trained scientist, but every one of us needs to be aware of the situation we are facing and what we can do to restore the health of our planet and sustain it for future generations.
There is still time to stop and even reverse the effects of what is already affecting our planet.
Industries are becoming more aware of the need to change their sources of energy by incorporating new technologies that will allow for cleaner business practices. Many are offsetting their carbon footprint by supporting Green Projects while they make these changes to their own business.
Individuals can also affect climate change mitigation by supporting Conservation and Blue Carbon Projects that promote the conservation and preservation of natural forests, wetlands, mangroves, and renewable energy sources.
By supporting CarbonDivest.org projects, you enable Indigenous communities globally to conserve and nurture the forests on their owned lands both now and through their future generations. We provide them with food, potable water, educational assistance, medical resources, sustainable projects, and the ability to monitor the lands through high tech so that they can contact the legal authorities if they see any illegal activity occurring on their lands. Providing in these areas it allows the Indigenous communities to keep the forests and not have to be pressured into deforestation to provide temporary relief from poverty.
Trees reduce and remove the GHG from our atmosphere by trapping these emissions, and then the trees release and replace clean oxygen into the air. This is why these magnificent forests have been called "The Lungs of Our Planet." Rather than cutting forests down, we need to keep them growing. We need to replace tree growth in areas where deforestation has occurred with trees that are native to that area. The more mature the tree is, the more dense oxygen amounts that are released. So
Companies and countries must commit to ambitious decarbonization plans that align with the Paris Climate Accord.
We understand that not everyone is a trained scientist, but every one of us needs to be aware of the situation we are facing and what we can do to restore the health of our planet and sustain it for our future generations.
Please help us, help them.