Save-Itt

Create wonderful ideas for how to get people all over the world involved in saving the Yasuní rain forest, a place of the highest biodiversity and living nature on Earth!

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Create wonderful ideas for how to get people all over the world involved in saving the Yasuní rain forest, a place of the highest biodiversity and living nature on Earth!

Background

The Yasuní area of the Republic of Ecuador holds the biggest oil reserve ever found in the country. It is located in the Amazon rain forest - home to a huge diversity of natural species (plants, animals, untouched tribes) and also one of the most vital “lungs” that plays a role in regulating climate worldwide. If oil is extracted in Yasuní, this will endanger millions of species and the world would loose one of its already scarce purifying lungs.

 

The problem

The Ecuadorian government needs economic resources to continue its plans to improve the life of its people and lead them out from poverty and ignorance with dignity. Not to extract oil from Yasuní means not making use of an potentially enormous source of revenue. The Ecuadorian government, with the initiative Yasuní-Itt, has come up with a revolutionary plan: In exchange for saving the Yasuni rainforest, they are asking for a $300,000,000,000 compensation. This sum needs to be raised by the economically leading countries of the world, in a collective effort to save one of the last remaining rain forests. The money goes into a trust fund managed by the UN. There is a deadline settled for this upcoming July, after which it will have to be decided if Yasuní-Itt can live on. Right now, only few of the donor countries have expressed their willingness to participate, partly because of the unprecedented novelty of the idea. 

 

Our proposal

We believe that the solution is in the hand of all the people around the world, not only the big governments or corporations.The people should be aware of this problem and get involved. Everyone could contribute by 1) making a small donation or by 2) putting pressure on their government to consider the Ecuadorian government proposal.

 

Goal of this contest

We need you to help us come up with ideas we can present to the Ecuadorian government, ideas how we can reach out to the people of the world and create a global movement out of saving Yasuní. Because the task can’t be too complex, we are focusing on option 1) and are looking for creative fundraising ideas. With really convincing ideas at hand, the government may extend the deadline before oil extraction begins.

 

Task Definition

Create an outstanding, creative, sustainable fundraising idea that creates attention and inspires as many people as possible to participate. Think about ideas that spread easily, that are fun and have a low entry barrier. The message should be: even if I donate only $1, together we can make an impact and be role models for governments that are slow in taking decisions.

Target Group

All the people worldwide with access to the internet who care for the environment, the future of the planet and the next generations.

Tonality

  • Determined
  • Extraordinary
  • Epic
  • Smart
  • Sustainable

Mandatory requirements

  • Do your best!
  • Be green!
  • Save-itt!

 

Resources & references

 

  • We already have save-itt.com / yasuni-itt.com domains available for any idea you would like to implement.

 

  • Ideas drafted and in progress so far:

 

• Your $1(seed) for Yasuní

• Menu of ideas for Yasuní(site portal)

• All tees for Yasuní

• Your  % tax for Yasuní

• 

Yasuní poster & postcard contest-exhibition

• 

Yasuní alive in the city, asking for help

• Your logo(certified licensed logo) for Yasuní

• SAVE-ITT or LIKE-ITT facebook buttom

 

Links to learn more:

 

All the info from Ecuadorian government project is here: http://yasuni-itt.gob.ec

Direct video link: http://yasuni-itt.gob.ec/comunica-3

http://mdtf.undp.org/yasuni

wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasuní-ITT_Initiative

http://www.heise.de/tp/artikel/33/33740/1.html

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7493ad72-1766-11e0-badd-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1BnzAF3Ej

 

Comments

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hey btw guys -to all Eurpoeans here: $3 billion means 3 Milliarde. Our Milliarde is a Billion in English, for this reason: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales (Lange- bzw kurze Leiter)

Let's go! Get your indigenous-tribes-costumes on, I'm wearing mine!

my tribesman costume is at the dry cleaners, so i'm going commando on this one.

Hey dear Nadine!!! YUUUUHUUUUU!!! Thank you so much to help SAVE-ITT!!! With all the community members fantastic and creative ideas we will make it!!! This it WONDERFUL!!! I'm Already with my indigenous-tribes-costumes on since the morning!!! HAving some great meeting to improve even more this initiative!!! Let's SAVE-ITT!!! :)

Dear teigan you are welcome with your commando costume!!! Yasuni needs you all!!! :)

Amazing task, Nadine & Xavier!!

I´ll get my costume on as well and share any idea that comes into my mind. Guys, lets make this a huge team-work session. This is not about winning personally but winning as a huge team!!

• If the number is $300,000,000,000 it must be governmental and private donations to get this extreme number, am i right?

• Is there any smart economist around for smart calculations? What about emission trading for the amount of saved forest and oil?

• What about a worldwide governmental avaaz.org petition for governmental help? http://www.avaaz.org/

• I guess its easier to understad if its "save yasuni" as a slogan or website than "save itt". What do you think, guys?

FOR PRIVATE FUNDRAISING:

• What about a giant counter for private donations on the save yasuni website? http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/994-mil.png

• What about making this the biggest fundraising campaign ever on kickstarter.com? What about relaunching the video for this into the intro-video there?

Helloooooo!!! my dearest bother!!!! Hey you already create alot of ideas in your comment!!! That's amazing!!! Thanks a lot for your incredible comment to become a really huge team to create the best idea ever!!! Great avaaz site!!! I'll get more deep into it!!! SAVE-ITT it's because the principal section in the Ecuador map of Yasuní, it's the ITT!!! that means "Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini" the this 3 sections are located inside the whole natural reserve Yasuní... So, I think SAVE-ITT fit's perfect to communicate the specific Ecuadorian goal that it's to keep the oil underground at "Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini"(difficult words to pronounce the are in tribe language... hehehe)... It's would be great if we get from the our commmunity jovoto friends a lot of ideas and mechanism really to apply as soon as possible to satart making people aware and get involve in saving the Yasuní-ITT!!! May the force be with us!!! Mother Nature Love you all!!! Thanks a looooot dear Jesko!!! :)

Hey Jesko! Its actually 3 billion, two zeroes less... I changed it in the English version but forgot to do so for those surfing the site in DE. Still a HUUUUGGGE figure - can't be solved by individuals alone. This task is first about sending a clear message that talks between potential donor countries need to be continued. (Right, Xavier?)

Some questions regarding emission trade etc. are answered if you read through the links we shared at the bottom. Emission trading is indeed part of the scheme proposed by Ecuador.

Hey!!! Yes it is!!! and also we believe that the goverment can open his eyes and sees that the solution can be done by itself by supporting the first steps of the ideas to implement and start the changing by giving us more time to settle as much ideas as we can to have our proper sources of "making saving money" for Yasuni and the country can continue it's visions of being a really GREEN country with a lot of beautiful turism, with lovely people with dignity!!! I've been working a lot today in getting some meetings and everything goes extremely great!!! The mother nature it's doing a really great job!!! All the energies are turning around in our favor to this wonderful initiative!!! I can tell you, THIS IS FOR REAL!!! Let's SAVE-ITT!!! :)

Thanks a lot, Nadine. I was just starting and did not read everything yet.

LET'S SAVE-ITT!!! Thanks a looooooooooooooooot jovoto for supporting this initiative for life!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!! :)

Hey Guys,

Please continue the discussion in the Support Center. I've copied all your comments and posted them as a Public Discussion here. http://support.jovoto.com/discussions/discussion-open-zone/1-save-itt

Thanks, Jeroen

thanx texastee.. with all that gone, now we can really start to work!!!! thanks!!

:)

Dear all,

The briefing is not meant to be a place to have political discussions about the project. The comment section here is for specific questions re the creative brief. I opened a discussion in the support center. Please continue your discussion there. http://support.jovoto.com/discussions/discussion-open-zone/1-save-itt

Thanks, Jeroen

"Éste sería un extraordinario ejemplo de acción colectiva mundial, que permita no solo reducir el calentamiento global para beneficio de todo el planeta, sino también inaugurar una nueva lógica económica para el siglo XXI, donde se compense la generación de valor y no solamente la generación de mercancías."

Presidente del Ecuador, Rafael Correa, Naciones Unidas, septiembre 2007

:)

The brief says 300 billion dollars is needed. However, the sosyasuni.org site says that 1.6 billion dollars is needed (See quote below). Why the huge discrepancy?

"The president’s proposal is for the country to be compensated with half of the forecasted revenues it will lose by not developing the oil fields, which translates to 350 million dollars a year. However, the government would only receive this money as of the sixth year and for a period of ten years, since revenues would drop sharply after that point. If a capital fund is established and the money is recovered immediately, only 1.6 billion dollars would be needed."

Yes, thats still a bit confusing. We need a better communication of the fixed goal and the plan over the years.

Jesko - maybe you can share some insights of the conference/ talk session about Yasuni in Berlin a couple of days ago?

Yes, I believe the payment scheme is still a little opauqe to all of us. I think that's partly due to the fact that it still is under negotiation and there have been different scenarios proposed.

Does anyone know more: Xavi, Jesko?

3 billion dollars is 50 cents for every person on the planet - here in New Jersey, that is a single cigarette. - If only half the world can afford to give - make that two cigarettes.

two cigarettes buys you more than a rainforest in prison.

What about those who do not smoke, why do you have to think only at you smokers?

LET'S DEMAND THAT OPEC PAY THE RANSOM - THEY ARE THE ONES WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM LACK OF COMPETITION

I know I am past the submit date, but watned to "give away" some ideas for this worthy cuase... (btw I love what the Ecudorian president is doing here!)...

  1. As mentioned in a comment I placed on another entry... Package seeds from plants that exist in the ITT rainforest into "kits" for folks to grow as indoor plants (where possible) to avoid the climate/invasive plant issues. This generates income from the forest for Ecuador, it also could provide income to any indigenous peoples that lived in the forest.

  2. provide an official website in which people declare their country of origin and donate a $1 or more to "vote" for the rainforest. As the # of people for a given country increase this could be used as a figure to "pressure" that country into giving a donation as well

  3. include the term "rainforest" like "Save ITT rainforest" ITT sounds like some sort of technology company.

  4. Look into indigenous people familiar with the ITT harvesting the nartually occuring fruits and produce and selling them internationally or locally... this would again create an income from the ITT that is natural and inherent, as opposed to disruptive.

I also really like the idea sugessted at the get go fo carbon crediting them for this resource. Seems like they should get this but carbon credits are a bit new so not sure if that would be in place in time.

THANKS ALOT JOSH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! I also love what Rafael Correa is doing in our beautiful country!!! :)

I REALLY WANT TO THANKS EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL IDEAS AND SUPPORT TO SAVE-ITT!!!

THIS HAVE BEEN AN AMAZING CONTEST WITH OUTSTANDING PROPOSALS!!!

OUR NEXT STEP IT'S COMING, WE WILL SHOW ALL THE IDEAS TO SELECT THE BEST ONES THAT CAN BE PLACED FOR REAL AND CONTINUE OUR INITITATIVE TO SAVE-ITT!!!

WE ALL HAVE PLANTED OUR FIRST SEEDS AND THE FRUITS WILL COME FOR SURE!!!

SPECIAL THANKS TO JOVOTO, THIS COULDN'T BE DONE WITHOUT YOU!!!

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH NADINE FOR SUCH A FANTASTIC SUPPORT!!!

I HAVE NO WORDS TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!

THIS IS A LIFETIME PROJECT AND TOGETHER WE WILL SAVE YASUNÍ-ITT!!!

SOON I WILL COME WITH NEWS ABOUT OUR GLOBAL COLLABORATION PROJECT!!!

THANKS!!! THANKS!!! THANKS!!!

LOVE YOU ALL!!!

:)

Thanks everyone for participating - I too think we got some creative and interesting ideas here. As in the other Open Zones, there really are no winners or losers here.

Xavier and I will get back to you as soon as we have news about what the next steps are going to be. Cheers - Nadine

Xavier and I spoke this morning, and we can announce some prizes and a special honorary mention!

http://www.jovoto.com/blog/2011/06/save-itt-news/

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