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Earth Fund launches a decentralized alternative to COP26 to tackle the climate crisis

Earth Fund, a DAO using blockchain to tackle the climate emergency, has launched its 1Earth token on KuCoin, giving millions of people around the world the chance to join a community dedicated to funding projects that can make the world a better place. 

“What we do might sound complicated because of the technology behind it, but it’s actually very simple. ” Alex Vergara, Earth Fund’s Community and Communications Lead, said. “We’re building the tools people need to find, fund, and coordinate projects that can save the world. And we’re building them all on the blockchain to make sure that everything is transparent, democratic, and run entirely by the community.”

Earth Fund uses blockchain technology to mimic the process of summits like COP26 and make them available to anybody that buys a 1Earth token. There’s an online community for discussions and breakaways, transparent and fair voting on big issues, a treasury to fund world-changing projects and climate scientists on hand to advise the community.

“What we’ve done is taken the basic structure of how climate decisions are currently made, improved them, and then made them available to anyone who wants to get involved, whoever they are and wherever they are in the world.” Vergara added.

Giving ordinary people a voice in the climate crisis

One of Earth Fund’s biggest criticisms of conferences like COP26 or national responses to the climate crisis is how exclusionary they are. 

“When you look at COP26 — labeled the most exclusionary COP yet — or how funds like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation make decisions, it’s all behind closed doors. It’s all a little too arbitrary and based on the whims and wants of a select few. We want to change that. We want to take that power and influence from billionaire funds or green-washing governments and give it to a passionate group of people that really want to make a difference. That’s why we created Earth Fund and the 1Earth token.”

Looking back on their journey to launch, Vergara is excited about how much momentum the project has picked up in such a short period of time. 

“5 months ago, Earth Fund was just an idea that a few of us kicked around on late night Zoom calls. Then we started working with tokenomics experts, DAO experts, branding experts, developers, climate scientists, then some extremely impressive names came on board… 

It’s been an absolute whirlwind, but we’re extremely excited to have launched our token on KuCoin. Our community has grown to nearly 200,000 people in a short space of time, but partnering with KuCoin means that we can make the leap to giving over 8 million crypto users the chance to buy 1Earth and join us on our mission to build a better tomorrow.”

And with world leaders and activists calling for more people to get involved with climate change and make a difference, Earth Fund couldn’t have come at a better time for the planet. 

“We can’t wait to see what the Earth Fund community does with the tools and world-changing treasury they’ve got access to.” Vergara added.

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