Isbjorn DAO Avalanche Community Grants Quadratic Funding Round #1

Avalanche Community Grants Quadratic Funding: [Round #1] Isbjorn DAO

[Quadratic Funding Round #1] AvaGrants

Application Questions:

Please provide an overview of the project:

Isbjorn is an initiative on the Avalanche blockchain in operation since August 2021. Focused on increasing efforts to save the polar bears, using DAO capabilities for users to discuss and decide the specifics of our Arctic conservation missions in collaboration with Polar Bear International.

This mission started as a way to increase positive market sentiment on Avalanche by showcasing the functionality of DAO governance in real world scenarios. By holding $IGGY, users have influence and can track the progress of long and short term conservation missions.

We are currently working on a simple educational game for PBI (Polar Bear International)'s schools program. Learning about the lifecycle of the Arctic ecosystem, and highlighting the efforts from PBI to track and trace polar bear populations.

Most of the Arctic, due to it’s harsh climate, is low in data relating to polar bear populations. Our initial mission is focused on providing technology capable of identifying the regions that need support, in order to prioritise the areas needing conservation.

We are a team based in New Zealand and would love to be apart of this grant! You can read more about us here: https://isbjorn.medium.com/

Please explain how your project meets the round eligibility criteria:

Isbjorn is focused on our programme to educate schools about Arctic ecosystems and sustainable practices to facilitate a healthy environments for polar bears and all life on ice.

Going forward our mission is to utilise DAO capabilities for users to make powerful decisions on conservation efforts in the Arctic. Getting involved and being part of real change.

How does your project benefit the Avalanche Ecosystem? Please mention any existing or upcoming partnerships:

Our priority is showcasing DAO capabilities and providing a positive market sentiment for the Avalanche ecosystem. Polar bears are on brand, and are a great example of what new governance technology can do in the real world. We constantly work with partners on-chain and are involved with the culture, enough so that we hope to lead by example by changing the conversation to important real world issues.

Hold old is the project?

Almost 4 years. We started back in August 2021, and have been active in the Avalanche community ever since.

Please outline any prior funding sources:

  • Total prior funding in USD: 5000
  • Grants: 0
  • VC: 0
  • Token Launch: N/A
  • Sales: N/A

Please provide a link to your public group chat (Discord or Telegram) if applicable:

Is there anything else you’d like to share about your project, previous work, or other affiliations?

We will be implementing our own subnet this year, focusing on providing non-profit solutions to communities and projects.

Telegram Handle (you can answer N/A):

N/A

Profiles or socials of other main team members publicly associated with the project:

X: @neo_avax

Email Address(es):

matt@isbjorn.co.nz

Payout Wallet Address (Payment on Avalanche C-Chain):

0x0C39f0970CF3118Fd004A3f069E59dabc6714980

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