We are proud to announce that The Sandbox Game decided to support our initiative, allowing us to sell our NFT tree on the Sandbox’s Marketplace.
For each NFT sold on the marketplace, The Sandbox will be so generous to buy another NFT, to further help funding our project.
What will we do with the NFT funds?
Although Argolands aims to be an international project, we are starting from our closest territory: Italy. We already have identified the first plot of land to buy, in south Sardinia. It’s called “Teulada Casale” and it’s 38 hectares (about 94 acres) large, and it costs 50,000 euro (about 60,200 dollars). You can check on Google Maps below, or check the video we took there with our drone!
If we will not be able to buy this plot (the owner may sell to someone else before we gather the required funds), we will search in the same area for a similar land.
The criteria we are using for the choice of the land to buy are the following: an healthy land which can be used for regenerative agriculture and other enhancement projects, that is not affected by chemical, agricultural or electromagnetic pollution and is at least 20 hectares large.
What will be do on the land?
Once we have the land, we will not only plant trees. We will operate to:
– leave 2/3 of the land uncultivated, to give Nature the space and time to restore its own balance
– setting up the land to preserve biodiversity, avoiding monoculture and intensive farming, planting trees and plants from ancient, local species, which are beneficial for the environment and are stronger on that specific area, without the need of chemicals
– allowing local people to work there and earn a living as wardens, to supervise on the land
– allowing tourists and digital nomads to come as visitors and stay there for short periods of time. for retreat, meditation, stress relief, healing
Finally, we would like to create a cryptocurrency, which will be called Gaian, to allow investors and nature’s lovers from all over the world to buy and sell plots of land, knowing that it will be put on preservation.
What about the energy consumption related to minting?
We are using Ethereum Layer 2 version, which has lower energy consumption to mint, and thus less carbon emissions. We care about the environment and we decided to wait until this new version was released, to be sure our initiative would not consume too much energy and pollution.
How can you follow our progress?
Get back to this page to check what we are doing with the gathered funds. Thanks to Sandbox, we are confident we will be able to buy the first plot of land soon, to further develop our project. The bigger picture is to create a green grid around the planet, to protect and improve the Earth’s ecosystem for us and for the future generations. With your help, we may start right now!