Save the Amazon with MERIT

Protect the Amazon rainforest. Get nature-backed MERIT tokens in return.

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What is MERIT

MERIT is a new virtual currency that puts nature at the heart of everything.

Every token represents and protects 'the work nature does' to keep the planet habitable (called ecosystem services). The tokens are issued to landowners based on the ecological value of their lands for as long as nature is preserved.

1 MERIT = 3 EUR = 100 kg of CO₂ captured in biodiverse nature

How MERIT is created

Landowners join Single.Earth
Single.Earth works with landowners, managers, and organizations who commit to preserving nature.

Instead of harvesting and destroying healthy ecosystems, landowners get a regular income for allowing their forests to grow.
Digital Twin evaluates and monitors
Our science team uses satellite data, geospatial engineering, and machine learning to represent nature with a Global Digital Twin.

The model allows us to automatically assess each plot of land for its forest coverage, biodiversity, and carbon sequestration.
Nature-backed MERIT is issued
Based on ecological values, tokens are issued to landowners as long as the forest stays intact. If we detect unreconciled clearcutting or land conversion, we cease minting.

Using blockchain technology, we can connect money with nature and create MERIT.

You depend on a healthy planet

Sadly, human activities are causing unprecedented environmental changes, leading to a lack of resources, rising temperatures, and dying lifeforms. Since 1950, more than 662 million hectares of forest have been lost, and carbon concentration in the atmosphere has almost doubled.

Science confirms that we’ve already crossed the safe operating limits for a livable Earth and heading towards an irreversible crisis. Climate change and biodiversity loss are humankind’s most significant challenges today.

It's time to (re)value nature and allow everyone to contribute to nature protection.

Start protecting nature today

Sign up to MERIT Marketplace and get verified

MERIT allows anyone to contribute – no crypto experience or wallet required. All initial transactions are made on the secure MERIT Marketplace. It's up to you if you want to take the token to external wallets and exchanges later on.

Buy and hold tokens

Sales opened in September 2022. Buy MERIT tokens via bank transfers and hold them in the Single.Earth custodial wallet. The opening price is fixed at 3€ with a minimum amount of 10 tokens.

Trade

Information about trading opportunities, external wallets, and exchanges will become available in 2022 Q4. Sign up to be the first to know about updates and further details. Please note that transactions in MERIT entail risks, read our Risk Disclosure Statement carefully.

MERIT Pay and other opportunities

Use nature-backed MERIT as any regular currency. We’ll constantly be creating new use cases for the tokens so that eventually, everything you can do with your money today, you will be able to do with MERIT.

Santa Natalia in Amazon Brazil

The Santa Natalia rainforest is immensely biodiverse, providing habitat for 175 species and removing more than 104,000 tons of CO₂ from the atmosphere every year.

The Arc of Deforestation

You can help protect the lungs of Earth. The 47,832 hectares of Santa Natalia is located in the Arc of Deforestation – the area with the most rapid deforestation in the world. The owners of the land want to protect the rainforest from being cut.

Built by scientists and innovators

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Backed by leading investors

Sandra Malmberg, Principal at EQT Ventures

“Forests are the foundation of life, but they are increasingly under threat from deforestation and forest degradation. We need to give nature an inherent value for being kept as it is. Single.Earth is doing exactly that by rewarding landowners to preserve the ecosystem that keeps us alive while offering companies and individuals the opportunity to compensate and contribute by buying MERIT tokens. An exciting new approach.”

Ragnar Sass, Co-Founder of Pipedrive & Salto

“Forests are one of the most important ecosystems on this planet. We all depend on biodiverse forests and we all must step up to protect them. Single.Earth is by far the easiest and most reliable way of doing it.”

Martin Henk, Co-Founder of Pipedrive and Eventornado

“Climate change is real, it’s already here and it’s not good. One of the ways we keep making it worse is cutting down forests. Many people simply don’t have a choice. They need to make an income and the alternatives to cutting have been non-existent, too complicated or not accessible to most. Until now. The amazing team at Single.Earth is building a viable alternative by which people can make money and save the planet at the same time. If that isn’t a win-win situation I don’t know what is.”

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