The Crowd Rise Earth Roadmap Challenge is a crowd funding competition aimed at finding the most innovative, grassroots solution to the global environmental crisis. Whichever organization raises the most funds by May 18, will receive a $100,000 bonus prize in addition to whatever they raise, and beyond that their concept will help define the new global roadmap to tackling challenges that larger INGOs and the UN have failed in addressing. KTK-BELT (www.belt-project.org) has entered its vision of the world’s first 25,000-foot ‘Vertical University’ into the competition and after one week, they are in 1st place among 60 organizations, having raise $22,596. They are seeking support to win the competition.
Donations, which are tax-deductible, can be made by clicking below.
Rajeev Goyal was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal between 2001 and 2003. During that time he helped bring water to a village called Namje. He wrote a memoir about his work in Namje which spanned more than a decade. In 2012, after the campaign for the Peace Corps, Rajeev went to Cornell to study agriculture and wrote his masters thesis on Nepal’s biodiversity loss. When the 2015 Earthquake hit, Rajeev helped deliver 18,000 tarps to 90,000 people with support from Avaaz. Shortly there after, he stayed in Nepal and co-founded KTK-BELT with his partner Priyanka Bista, a Canadian architect and designer. Their vision is to safeguard the 6,700 flowering plants, 800 birds species and 185 mammal species currently under threat due to habitat loss and fragmentation. Their unique project has won the Mountain Protection Prize (2015) and the SEED Award for Sustainable Design (2017).