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10 things you can start doing today to
Rescue Earth from Ecosystem Collapse

ERIx10 Initiative

If you pay for, or volunteer 100 hours towards, the implementation any of the 10 interventions, you will earn 12,000 RE tokens (equal to 200 hours) — in other words, you will get 120,000 RE tokens for completing all 10 interventions! Members can also study towards any of the 48 RSD Course qualifications and get RE tokens plus edu points.

The 10 things that you can start doing today

to Rescue Earth from Ecosystem Collapse

The 10 Ecosystem Restoration Interventions (ERIx10) are what every person on Earth should be doing. If humanity implements the interventions of the ERIx10 Initiative, then we will start to rapidly reverse the damage we have done to Earth’s Ecosystems and it’s Peoples.

The Collective Mission of the ERIx10 Initiative

Together we will be:

  • rehydrating whole landscapes
  • decreasing flooding
  • moderating climate
  • cooling the planet
  • increasing nutritious food production
  • restoring ecosystems
  • increasing wildlife
  • decreasing hunger and poverty
  • increasing water resources
  • making beautiful places / spaces for people
  • bioremediation of the soil, air and water
  • improving societal health
  • increasing renewable energy production
  • decreasing pollution
  • and so much more… 
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N.B. Collective targets are based on 1 billion people implementing each intervention.

The 10 things you can do …

1

Reforestation & Climate Moderation

Help to plant 100 trees by planting them yourself or paying for them to be planted in your name.

Personal Target: 100 trees planted per participant
Initiative Global Target: 100 billion trees planted globally
Ultimate Global Goal: 1 trillion trees planted globally

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Water Infiltration, Bioremediation & Cooling

Help to develop 100 cubic meters of water infiltration or pay for them to be developed in your name — that is: 10m of swale or 10 m3 of Rainwater LID Gardens or retention ponds / dams or you can pay for the Keyline ploughing of 1000 m2 of pastures, etc.

Personal Target: 100 m3 of water infiltrated annually
Initiative Global Target
: 100 billion m3 of water infiltrated annually
Ultimate Global Goal: 750 billion m3 of water infiltrated annually

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Flood Mitigation & Riparian Restoration

Help to build 10 leaky check dams yourself or paying for them to be built in your name.

Personal Target: 10 Leaky Check Dams per participant
Initiative Global Target: 10 billion Leaky Check Dams built globally
Ultimate Global Goal: 100 billion Leaky Check Dams built globally

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SOC, Fertility & CO2 Sequestration

You can volunteer towards or pay for 1 hectare to be restored. We need to restore 1 billion hectares of agricultural land. This will sequestrate 50 billion metric tonnes of CO2e — global emissions in 2022 were 36.8 billion tonnes!

Personal Target: 1 hectare of agricultural land restored
Initiative Global Target: 1 billion hectares of agricultural land restored
Ultimate Global Goal: 3 billion hectares of agricultural land restored

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5

Energy Transition & Behaviour Change

Produce or purchase 1,000 kWh of renewable energy per year and / or reduce your energy consumption by 25%.

Personal Target: 1 MWh of electricity generated / saved per year
Initiative Global Target: 1,000 TWh of electricity generated / saved per year
Ultimate Global Goal: 10,000 TWh of electricity generated / saved per year

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Soil Fertility & Methane Reduction

Compost your organic waste yourself or join a composting group, CBO, or co-operative and use or give away the compost to orgs working on public spaces. Composting reduces landfill methane gas emissions and compost is used to increase soil fertility and food production.

Personal Target: Compost all your organic waste
Initiative Global Target: 100 billion kg of food & garden waste composted per year — approximately a 50% reduction in landfill methane emissions
Ultimate Global Goal: 200 billion kg of food & garden waste composted per year — approximately a 100% reduction in landfill methane emissions

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Ecosystem Restoration & Rewilding

Help to restore 1 hectare of severely degraded land yourself or by paying for it to be done in your name — and also help to rewild 100 m2 (1/20 a hectare) of land in your name — including your garden. Peatlands, which cover just 3% of Earth’s surface, store 550 billion tonnes of carbon — twice as much as all forests combined. However, some 15% of them have been drained for agriculture — we need to reverse this trend.

Personal Target: 1 hectare of degraded land restored & 100 m2 rewilded
Initiative Global Target: 1 billion hectares of degraded land restored & 10 million hectares rewilded
Ultimate Global Goal: 5 billion hectares of degraded land restored & 500 million hectares rewilded

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Collaboration & Community Resilience

Join a co-operative or a community based organisation (CBO) and actively participate in its operations by volunteering for 100 hours or paying someone to work on your behalf.

Personal Target: 100 hours of local volunteerism
Initiative Global Target: 100 billion hours of local volunteerism
Ultimate Global Goal: 1 trillion hours of local volunteerism

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Co-creating Public Spaces & Commonage

Help to co-create Public Spaces & Commonage and actively participate in its operations by volunteering for 100 hours or paying someone to work on your behalf.

Personal Target: 100 hours of local volunteerism
Initiative Global Target: 100 billion hours of local volunteerism
Ultimate Global Goal: 1 trillion hours of local volunteerism

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Water Harvesting & Greywater Systems

Add 10 000 litres of annual water harvesting to your home and if possible add a greywater system. Alternatively, you can purchase a 2500 litre tank for a NPO or friend if your home is not suitable.

Personal Target: 10 m3 of rainwater harvested annually
Initiative Global Target: 10 billion m3 of rainwater harvested annually
Ultimate Global Goal: 100 billion m3 of rainwater harvested annually

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