We protect unique underground ecosystems in the face of rapid environmental change
Beneath our feet, fungi complex underground networks of that regulate the earth’s climate and ecosystems. These hidden networks power the world’s soil, and act as a huge sink for atmospheric carbon. But these biomes are being rapidly destroyed: fires, pollutions, deforestation are killing the networks that have been on earth for hundreds of millions of years.
SPUN unites scientists, business leaders and activists to preserve underground networks. The underground houses one of the most diverse, yet vastly neglected, microbial communities on Earth. Our aim is to map underground biomes – in the same way scientists are mapping oceans or space, and drive innovation to utilize the underground as a climate solution.
Measuring the health of plants
Conscious Consumption Company What to do with imperfect food products that retailers won’t buy? COCO Comp identifies overproduced, misprinted, and soon-to-expire items from various producers and manufacturers and connects them directly with offices, clubs, and associations who can acquire these goods for a discounted price. We partner with local and smaller producers to enhance social […]
CLImatic Manipulation of ECosystem Samples Due to climate change, the world as we knowtoday is rapidly changing. Temperatures are rising, and both rain events and periods of drought become more frequent, intense and longer lasting. These changes are affecting ecosystems and the services they provide (e.g. food production, water storage, nutrient cycling) in unknown ways. […]