Next Earth, a replica of Earth built on the blockchain, announced that it has donated 330 BNB (around $204,000 USD) to environmental causes from contributions made in November. The donation was made via a voting DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization), in which landowners vote on which charities to donate to. The percentage of each vote corresponds to the percentage of funds that the charity will get.
The recipients of Next Earth’s November donation were Amazon Watch, Kiss the Ground, SEE Turtles, and The Ocean Cleanup. The Ocean Cleanup won the most votes, receiving 493 votes and nearly 200 BNB. Amazon Watch was the runner-up, receiving 215 votes and around 87 BNB, while Kiss the Ground received 56 votes and SEE Turtles received 53 votes.
This is the latest in a series of monthly donations made by Next Earth. In October, Next Earth donated over $64,000 to environmental causes.
Next Earth was created as an NFT-based replica of Earth with a map interface allowing users to browse virtual land tiles for sale. Next Earth is migrating to the Polygon network to decrease gas fees, improve stability and accessibility.
10% of all purchases are donated to environmental causes via the voting DAO. Landowners can vote on which charities receive donations each month, with the percentage of each vote corresponding to the percentage of funds that the charity will get.
The Selected Charities
The winning charity, The Ocean Cleanup, focuses on cleaning up the world’s oceans. The organization was founded by Boyan Slat, a Dutch entrepreneur when he was only 16 years old.