We are a design activist network of technologists, designers, finance specialists & policy advisors.
We self-organised to generate public, financial and political support for the work of the British tropical ecologist and disruptive innovator Mike Hands in the world’s tropical rainforests.
The social movement will link designers, technologists, finance specialists and policy advisors to subsistence farmers in the humid tropics to engineer a transition to a world underpinned by natural security, peace and prosperity.
We are building a social movement to reverse rainforest deforestation by crowdsourcing an ‘Army of Davids’ from the 125 million farmers living in the rainforests of Central America.
To preserve the rainforests for future generations and help stabilise the global climate by cutting carbon emissions.
To regenerate the regional economies of the humid tropics to forestall political instability and catastrophic mass migration from the Global South.
To liberate huge numbers of people from poverty and dangerous insecurity to live dignified, peaceful and prosperous lives in harmony with the natural world.
Bold: Projects underway
Asterisk*: Trials begun in conjunction with collaboration partners.
Peru* (collaborator Cool Earth)
Congo*(collaborators Kew & MPD Mining)
“Mike Hands – no. 44 in top 100 contributors to saving the planet.”
From Cambridge researcher to Rainforest Microfarmer