Natus system has the purpose to build an environmental legacy using web3 tools to help conservation efforts around the world. Starting in Brazil and Costa Rica.
We created a proof-of-concept in which we tokenized 5 PPAs (privately protected areas - the strongest conservation legal instrument in Brazil). With that, we’re raising resources to conserve 9.179.500 square meters.
For every PPA, we tokenized their square meter, and hired an external team to do an environmental inventory, stating the collective benefits we all get from preserving these areas. With this information, we created the Natus Unit (NTSU), a token that represents 1 square meter of PPAs and carries the environmental benefits related to CO2, biodiversity and water resources on them.
Every person interested in helping the conservation movement in Brazil, can purchase NTSU and help build an environmental legacy. We sold each NTSU for $1, as a proof-of-concept
For now, NTSU’s are non-transferrable. They are an act of support, and they entitle you to become part of the Natus community.
The phase 2 of the project is to engage our community of artists that is producing digital art for the Natus NFT collection. We’re going to airdrop Natus NFTs to NTSU holders, and also have a special collection that will be used to raise funds for the Natus System.
After Ethereum Rio, I really believe madnfts and harmony are the right place for us to deploy this solution and continue to learn as we build. We share similar values and have a common purpose.
The feature on madnfts to pay with credit card helps on usability, and harmony’s scalability + lower fees are really important for us.
Engage artists on Natus NFT sale
Distribute resources to the 5 pioneer PPAs so they can invest in the conservation/management plan
Bring other PPAs to the Natus System
Review the tokenomics model and reflect if NTSU could be used for offsetting carbon footprints
Build a Play2Earn layer on top of the tokenized PPAs (this will aim to use the metaverse to acctually improve our reallity, and not only as a way to “escape” reality), where people will Play2Conserve (this will be in partnership with Play4Change DAO)
How much: For this next stage, we would like 40k USD, as part of project Y
20k on tech, to develop and integrate madnfts with the current Natus System.
15k on education and community building efforts, such as online events, meetups and content to engage our community and have a successful Natus NFT engagement.
5k to engage the current artist community
Members: 400 (This is the amount of people that already bought NTSU from June 2021 until now) - With the grant we aim to raise this number at least to 2.000 members.
Revenue from NTSU sold: $2750 - We would like to grow revenues 5 to 10x.
Protected Areas involved: 5 (Brazil) - 9.179.500 square meters - - We would like to add 5 new PPAs to the Natus system
Self investment: $100.000
Artists involved: TBD (we’re currently working with collectives in Brazil and Switzerland)
Number of Natus NFTs distributed: TBD
Natus NFTs sold: TBD
Amount raised with NFT sale: TBD
Our key metrics would be increasing revenue trough Natus NFTs. With that, we will be able to distribute resources for the current PPAs, add more PPAs to the Natus System
Natus team now shares the same core team as cambiatus , with other members from different organizations joining us.
At Cambiatus, we’re a team of seasoned impact entrepreneurs, with 5+ years of experience in the blockchain industry, winning awards like Blockchain 4 Humanity and finalists at the Top Tier Impact Awards in 2021.
Karla Cordoba - Cambiatus and Natus co-founder , Shuttleworth Foundation fellow, Singularity University Alumni
Ranulfo Paiva Sobrinho - Cambiatus and Natus co-founder, PHD in economics
Flavio Ojidos - Environmental Lawyer, PPA Owner, Natus co-founder
Enrico Bauer - Former CEO of Yepeal, Natus Advisor
Luiz Eduardo Abreu Hadad - Lead community builder, surfer, eth rio volunteer, reiki healer
Julien Lucca - Lead Blockchain Developer
Henrique Buss - Full-stack web developer -
Juliana Ramos - UX Designer
Rafaela Chadud - UX Designer
Criscia Cesconetto - Content creator
Media coverage about the project: Sistema Natus lança token para manter reservas ambientais privadas