Not only is The Kraken Cup an industrial dose of adventure, it’s also about Saving the World. We ask every team to raise a minimum of £1000 for charity, at least £500 of which goes to our official charity Cool Earth.
To date The Adventurists have raised literally millions of Pounds for charity and, along with the teams on our other adventures, you'll be saving the world one rainforest at a time. What's more, raise £1000 for Cool Earth, and you could win a trip to Peru to see their amazing work first hand.
Where would we get lost if we didn't have jungles?
Once you’ve signed up to the Kraken Cup we will give you more information about Cool Earth, as well as a stash of tips on how to extract donations from friends, family and strangers.
The plan - how to actually save the world
We’ve been banging on about saving the world for ages and we’ve raised stupendous amounts of money for a load of amazing charities. So we sat down at HQ and pondered on what we could do that will actually save the world and continue the fight to make it less boring.
Then it hit us like a well polished brogue to the nuts: “we must save every rainforest in the world so future generations have somewhere to get stuck”. Not because we’re tree hugging sandal weavers, but because the world would be shit without them. It’s not just about the carbon, the point is rainforests are indescribably excellent.
You can find a stack of resources for Cool Earth and a fundraising pack here or give 'em a shout with any questions or to say hello at: firstname.lastname@example.org. They're keen to hear from you.
Cool Earth is an environmental charity that works in partnership with indigenous communities.
The charity only protects rainforest that without intervention will be destroyed within the next 18 months.
Cool Earth works strategically, protecting forest that acts as a barrier to a wider landscape.
The charity spends just 10% of your donation on admin and governance making sure as much as possible goes to project areas.
Through working with local people Cool Earth makes sure conservation goes hand in hand with better livelihoods.
What's in one acre of rainforest?
The same amount of CO2 as driving around the world 32 times.
The same amount of water as 950 baths.
11,000 species of insect and worm.
6 endangered animals.
Possibly a family living in a settlement and working with Cool Earth to keep this acre standing.
How do I collect funds?
The best way to collect funds is through setting up a fundraising page using Cool Earth's own dedicated platform. You can also use one of the big ones like Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving, though the Cool Earth one gives more bang for your buck.