An ecological conservation initiative carried out by the Zapam Zucum Organization in cooperation with FORK DAO in the town of Villa de Las Rosas, province of Córdoba, Argentina.
The project's objective was to finance a native tree plantation, improve land conditions, and promote information to the community using tools from the Crypto and web3 ecosystem.
A collection of 50 NFTs was created using a Smart Contract deployed on the Polygon network by Hernán DLF.
Each NFT represents a portion of the native forest that was reforested on Sunday, May 14, 2023.
5 unique and authentic designs were randomly minted and made available for collection on the FORK DAO website at a price of 8 MATIC each. The collection is authored by the artist Ekeko.
The funds raised were sent to the wallet of the sole member who participates in both organizations (Fork DAO and Zapam Zucum), Max.
Once the sale was completed, the funds were transferred to the Zapam Zucum organization's wallet.
The local Zapam Zucum group, together with Max, Berty and Mario, made visits to the recovering territory, evaluating previous forestations and planning the journey.
Communication took place on Fork DAO's social media platforms with Twitter Spaces sessions held on Thursdays at 1 pm. Hosted by Nico and Max, produced by AnM, Fran, and Monik. POAP design and management were handled by Gauf and Muke. Periodic announcements, news summaries, and updates in the Refi Topic were managed by Tomas Mika.
Zapam Zucum, along with Max, Berty, and Julin, and those who joined the tree planting day on May 14, 2023, carried out work to prepare the land and plant native tree seedlings (digging holes, building stone walls, planting specimens, monitoring previous reforestations).
The integration of tools and concepts from the crypto/web3 ecosystem in the 'Fork Forest 01: Urkku' project has demonstrated how technology can be creatively used to drive conservation and environmental education initiatives.
The collaboration between Zapam Zucum and FORK DAO serves as a model for future similar initiatives within the local community and beyond.