This planet is the PROOF of our existence. The recent cases of heatwaves and an increase in natural calamities across the globe are not mere coincidences but searing consequences of the harm corporations, institutions and humans have been inflicting on this planet. According to the recent reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other organizations, adapting to climate change while working to lessen the impact expected in the long-term should be our goal, and in this, we need to work with local and indigenous communities most impacted by this global phenomenon. We need collective action to contribute what we can in the ways that are feasible to combat this issue.
One In An ARMY is celebrating BTS 9th anniversary by going global and collaborating with grassroots orgs working towards soil restoration, food sovereignty and permaculture. Everything listed in steps 3-5 under our individual giving instructions is optional, but extremely helpful for us to track donation amounts as we have no other way to see how much ARMY has donated (see our FAQ for a full explanation). Our hashtag for the month is #ARMYforEarth. The minimum donation amount is $1.00 USD for all organizations except Kaicycle which is $3.28 USD.
Don't forget to check out the non-monetary bonus mission: Seed of Hope!
How To Donate
Step 1) Visit one (or more) donation pages:
Kaicycle - Note: click on Write Us A Comment box in the donation form on the website to submit the donation as "BTS ARMY"
Himalayan Permaculture Centre - Note: click on PAYPAL button to donate
Step 2) Donate the minimum amount:
Danyadara - $1.00 USD
Kaicycle - $5.00 NZ ($3.28 USD)
CREATE! - $1.00 USD
Himalayan Permaculture Centre - $1.00 USD
Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance - $1.00 USD
Alternativas - $1.00 USD
Step 3) Take a screenshot of your donation watermark with your twitter @. Please make sure donation amount is VISIBLE but strike out any personal information (see example screenshot below).
Step 4) Submit this form. The form is especially important now. Due to COVID-19 many non-profits are overwhelmed and might not be able to track donations for us like they normally do.
About the Organizations
Danyadara: desertification poses a huge problem for the local population of Andalusia. Decrease in working farms has resulted in less food product availability and poor water quality. Danyadara is trying to reverse desertification through the knowledgeable application of sustainable farming systems. Their projects aim to promote soil health and species diversity, improve water stewardship, increase carbon sequestration and educate about regenerative agriculture methods.
Kaicycle: is a non-profit community farming & composting initiative based in Newton, guided by food security and climate resilience. The org is working to develop techniques and models to productively grow food in the city while working within natural systems to regenerate soil and produce nutrient-dense food. The non-profit is driven by the belief that local food and compost hubs are key tools for a climate-ready future.
CREATE!: desert encroachment, decreasing rainfall leading to shorter growing seasons, and deforestation are some of the consequences of global climate change affecting West Africa, particularly Senegal. CREATE works with communities to identify and meet their needs in four areas – water, cooperative community gardens, renewable energy, and income generation using accessible technologies. The org helps partner communities improve their livelihoods for years to come using renewable technologies while simultaneously empowering women financially so that they can build and manage their enterprises effectively.
Himalayan Permaculture Centre: rising population, out-migration and inappropriate aid programmes have disempowered people in Nepal, leaving them with unequal access to basic needs. Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC) is a grassroots org run by trained farmers from Surkhet in Karnali Province of Western Nepal. The org works with the community to improve farm productivity using agro-ecological approaches to regenerate soil, water and biodiversity and boost wellness through nutrient-dense diet. HPC’s efforts have helped generate income sources in the community with jobs around bookkeeping, local textiles, milling, carpentry, blacksmithing and more.
The Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA): supports Native communities nationally with advocacy, education, and networking as they revitalize indigenous food systems that support Indigenous self-determination, wellness, cultures, values, communities, economies, languages, families, and rebuilding relationships with the land, water, plants and animals that sustain us. The org works to put the farmers, wildcrafters, fishers, hunters, ranchers, and eaters at the center of decision-making on policies, strategies and natural resource management for all Native American communities.
Alternativas: promotes and develops innovative food policies, implements urban gardens, offers training in food cultivation and supports teachers in the development of school educational material with a focus on food safety. The org's Lak'a Uta Organic Garden in Bolivia is used by 40 families to grow fresh and nutritious food organically. The garden also serves as an open classroom for people to learn how to grow food and reconnect with Mother Earth.