EcoMint launches ’Angry Teenagers’, a new mass market NFT reforestation product, purpose built to restore land and help local communities
Powered and secured by blockchain technology, the Angry Teenagers project will enable the public to invest in the planet and combat the worsening climate crisis by funding land restoration through NFT artworks that represent ‘Angry Teenagers’.
Angry Teenagers NFTs are artworks born out of anger, confusion, dissatisfaction, and the fear of living in an era of mass consumption, drifting in the world that always seems to be controlled by someone else. The Angry Teenagers project is using everything we have—culture technology, creativity, economic incentivesto progress and build a paradigm that is greener, better, and fairer.
Instead of waiting for governments and corporations to solve the climate crisis, this new project is focused on taking action and enabling public involvement in combating the ecological crises we all face. The project also provides a new way to create an exponentially compounding funding system for real world reforestation projects.
The first project is funding a youth organisation in Ghana that is training young people to rebuild an ecosystem (on land that has been intensively logged.) Each Angry Teenager NFT is geolocated to a specific piece of land in the project.
The NFT changes as the land changes, capturing everything that is happening - photos, biodiversity, and the impact on people who are looking after the land, so it’s totally transparent and independently verifiable. Supporters can watch their square of forest growing over time, and can get one vote in the project for every square they own.
When you buy an Angry Teenager NFT, it is not a one-off donation - the money goes into a blockchain wallet, and funds the project over time. You only release money as the project reaches milestones, to ensure process accountability.
As the forest grows, carbon credits are sold, and the funds are then returned to the wallet to invest in more reforestation projects. The more forests The Angry Teenagers plant, the more carbon is captured, the more money can be invested in planting more forests, thus creating an exponential cycle.
Commenting on the launch of Angry Teenagers, Founder and CEO, Ben Whately, said: “The overwhelming majority of people now care about the climate crisis. They don’t want to see our lands, oceans and atmosphere destroyed. They want to make a genuine difference, but haven’t been able to and don’t know how. We are set to change this, by offering a mass market product that enables anyone to contribute towards reforestation and support local communities.
“This is not a charitable donation. This is a way to make your money work for the environment in ways charities can only dream of. We’re pioneering the use of sustainable blockchain to give you control and transparency over your impact. The supporters get to vote on how money is spent in the project. The project manager has to complete agreed milestones before you release funding for the next stage. All sorts of organisations and charities have been asking for our money for years; this is different as you can see directly how your money is put to work, how it makes an impact on the climate crisis and biodiversity, and how it benefits communities working to restore land. The Angry Teenagers project is a chance for everyone to join the fight and fund the solutions and restoration that we need.”
1. Each collection of Angry Teenagers is linked to a specific real world reforestation project. 2. Our first project is working with a youth organisation in Ghana who are training young people to rebuild an ecosystem on land that has been intensively logged.
3. Each Angry Teenager stands up for a 400m2 piece of land in the project.
4. The NFT changes as the land changes, capturing everything that is happening on the ground through photos, biodiversity, data and data showing the impact on people who are looking after the land. The impact your money has is totally transparent.
5. Each NFT also contains a piece of digital art - a cult representation of an Angry Teenager. This is branding.
6. When you buy the Angry Teenager, it is not a one-off donation - the money goes into a blockchain wallet, which funds the project over time. You only release money as the project reaches milestones, so the whole process is totally accountable.
7. As the forest grows it generates carbon credits which are sold, and money goes back into the wallet. NFT holders then vote to invest this in more reforestation - so the initial purchase has a compounding impact.
8. The NFTs are minted on the eco-friendly blockchain Tezos, where minting an NFT takes less energy than a tweet.
1. Geo-located, dynamically updating NFTs
2. Legal and smart contract mechanisms for an on-chain entity to control a real world reforestation project.
3. Defining a new category: the first consumer brand for environmental action.