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$473B Transforming Impacts
Teamfunding Sustainable Communities April 2, 2013 Team Daniel Greenberg, Ph.D. Founder, Living Routes
Cofounder, Gaia Education
Board, Global Ecovillage Network
Chair, NAFSA Sustainability MIG Shanti Gaia President, Guidestone Consulting
Past E.D., The Waldorf Alliance
Past E.D., Omega Institute President, GEN-International
Author, Beyond You and Me Chair, Stakeholders Capital
Cofounder, Calvert Foundation
Board, Ben & Jerry's Director, Post Carbon Institute
Founder, Climate Changers
Asher Miller Consulting Kosha Joubert Jeff Grossberg Terry Mollner Asher Miller 50+ Advisory Committee Members Core Advisor Core Advisor Core Advisor Core Advisor Founder, Zap Mobile Apps
Sirius EcoVillage Member Cofounder Cofounder Crisis Market Size Overview Competitive Advantages Carbon Offsetters Crowdfunders High pass-through of funds Local, small, non-mitigating projects Positive "Paying forward" story Ongoing support of projects Focus on Teams/Events Tools to measure/manage impacts Carbon Consciousness Certification Deep access to progressive networks Blue Ocean Strategy Earth
Deeds $ $ Advertising $ Partners Milestones 2013 2014 2015 Organization Prototype Funding Low Fidelity MVP Betatest: SL, LR, GE, FF L3C, logo, branding Seed Series A Daniel Greenberg and Shanti Gaia “The world has set in motion environmental trends that are threatening civilization itself.” - Lester Brown Complex, interconnected crises Governments, corporations are not responding quickly Minimal Viable Product Financials People overwhelmed, confused. Contributions $ $ Voluntary Carbon Market
$572M Int'l Students in U.S.
$22.7B U.S. Study
$3.2B Need all hands on deck to solve climate crises
Gov't and Corps not responding
Carbon offsetting too narrow and negative
Earth Deeds offers tools to increase awareness and funding for sustainability projects
Cutting edge social venture
Financing is a great investment opportunity Competitions Opportunity This is where Earth Deeds steps in to offer easy and innovative online tools for people to acknowledge their ecological impact and give back to the Earth through supporting community-based sustainability projects of their choice. Studies show that a significant majority of people want to make a positive difference for the environment and will pay to do so if they are given easy and understandable paths to do so. Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS)
$290B Be The Change “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” - Howard Zinn (according to a study published in January of 2013 of 6,000 consumers across six continents.) 65% of consumers say they feel “a sense of responsibility to purchase products that are good for the environment and society." We are looking for:
Investors passionate about sustainability High Fidelity MVP Launch MC, CVC, BF UI, WJF, EG 1) Measure and manage impacts 2) Support sustainability projects Earth Deeds helps individuals & groups... Be Carbon Conscious MC = MassChallenge
CVC = Cornell Venture Challenge
BF = Buckminster Fuller Challenge
UI = Unreasonable Institute
WJF = William James Foundation
EG = Echoing Green SL = UMass Sustainable Living Class
LR = Living Routes Permaculture Class
GE = Gaia Education programs
FF = Findhorn Foundation programs Competitions Beta-testers Randy, how might we... 3) integrate with aligned databases (e.g. Wiser Earth, GEN, Gaia Education)? 2) embed tools into other site's registration pages? 4) connect with aligned Angel Investors? 1) think about our customer data in terms of privacy and value? Projects $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Teams Crisis $ $ $ $