BLUE crowdfunding Best Practices Catalogue
MeD for Med
MeD for Med project aims at creating a replicable protocol to test and monitor over time marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean, measuring its health conditions, according to an innovative format that provides no invasiveness and zero additional emissions. Samples are sea water from which will be extracted and analyzed the DNA of the organisms that interacted with that water sample.
A ESTRANHA ILHA FLUTUANTE
A children's book that warns about the dangers of Ocean Pollution. This is a project carried out by an individual promoter, and belongs to a series of children's stories "As aventuras da Mia", in which, through a character, the author intends to make children aware of social and environmental problems. In this case, the book aims to sensitize children to the threat of ocean pollution and give clues on how to act and behave to reverse the situation.
Mediterranean Fragility aims at explaining to children the living conditions of refugee families on the other side of the Mediterranean. Through designing a clothing collection, they delivered about their reality, while creating awareness, fostering their solidarity and critical thinking.
Oyster extraction project that aims to its production capacity to 360 tonnes/year, through an investment in innovative production material and methods of oyster farming. Fundd by a fund of outright grants called MAR2020, in the amount of € 1.07M, the remaining amount will be granted by company's own capital and through crowdlending.
Crowdlending is a method based on loans or credits that a company receives from a network of professional, private or institutional investors. The lenders and private investors of crowdlending networks usually invest their personal capital in exchange for an interest negotiated by both parts. It ends up assuming a financing system in which everyone wins.
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THE BLUE CAGE
The Blue Cage is a documentary with local and international impact, that seeks to give credit and highlight interesting facts from the lives of seamen and of their families, sometimes running in generations that were marked by a seafaring profession. The Blue Cage explains what happens when sailors and ship workers leave their homes and families for several months or even years, thousands of miles away.
For more insights here you can find an interview with the filmmaker, Bruna Bajic.
OCEANO FRESCO II
Oceano Fresco II is going to install the first open sea off-shore clam farm in the world in the south of Portugal (Algarve).
This farm will not only be fundamental to complete the clams' biological cultivation cycle, but will also contibute to the growth of a European species in risk of extinction, while promoting environmental sustainability because of the animals' filtering function. More info on the importnace of clams for the #bluesustainability here and in our interview with Rodrigo Clímaco, Manager of the Oceano Fresco off-shore farm, or on the crowdfunding platform blog !
Jet-propelled, self-inflating and Smart Paddleboard
with an emission- free and barely audible motor and
with innovative design.
On one hand, it is a project that develops clean technology, reduces waste and promotes recycling of materials. On the other hand, the development of ideas related to sport activity and leisure activities find in crowdfunding a space to promote an innovative idea, to pre-sell or to publicize the new product, while enhance the tourism sector.
FLIP THE LABEL
Flip the label is a sustainable swimwear project and brand that offers an alternative solution to consume swimwear using the circular economy to make garments from raw materials consisting of recycled plastic fabrics.
The project seeks to:
- Give an alternative solution to be able to consume swimwear according to sustainable values;
- Promote Made in Spain activity and production;
- Reduce the negative impact that this industry generates on the environment;
- Boost the circular economy when using recycled materials.
THE OCEAN CLEANUP
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This initiative will be uploaded on 10/09.
The project seeks to provide support to Chios’ Municipal Clinic to tackle the humanitarian crisis and to host thousands of refugees with increased healthcare needs. At the same time, it also seeks to provide health facilities to local residents. The global aim is to strengthen access to health care for the inhabitants of Chios as well as the neighboring islands, such as Oinousses and Psara.
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This initiative will be uploaded on 20/08.
Full version will be uploaded on 17/09. Keep on following us!