"Well done for all your hard work and out-of-the-box creativity on this." L.M.
"Congrats on the launch! This is very exciting." E.W.
"Fantastic work you are all doing." M.S.
All our team have worked pro bono to bring the Mission to life. The Earth Protectors Trust Fund itself is not intended for our use; it exclusively for the Trust Purpose, which is principally the travel, accommodation, conferencing and legal representation costs of those small and climate vulnerable States’ delegates and lawyers that have the courage to advance ecocide law.
If you feel inspired to support our “back office” either as a one-off gift or a regular donation, please use the Paypal button above. You can also gift crypto-currency as per the codes shown, or you can contact us for bank details if you prefer a direct transfer.
Any gift, however small, will help us greatly - our intention, beyond the core costs (premises, overheads, tech support etc) of managing Mission LifeForce, is to be able to fund our volunteer directors Polly & Jojo, who give themselves wholeheartedly and full time to the Mission whether or not the funds are there. We would love to enable them to continue this important work in a supported way. Scroll down to meet us…
THE LAWYER - Polly Higgins
Polly is the leading international expert and adviser on ecocide law, which she proposed into the UN Law Commission in 2010. She is a barrister, award winning author and public speaker.
“My life-force is what informs me - and that is based on my conscience. It is my conscience that says I have a choice: to protect our Earth or to let it be destroyed. For me it is unconscionable to walk away. That is why we have called it Mission LifeForce.”
THE ACTIVIST - Jojo Mehta
Jojo is a well-known UK campaigner against dangerous industrial activities such as fracking and incineration. She is a writer, public speaker and motivator.
"My conscience tells me that recklessly harming the earth is a crime. To recognise this is to act from that conscience to protect her, just as I would act to protect my children - and all our children. In truth it is one and the same, for this Earth is their future."
THE NEWS CHIEF - Sarah Lunnon
In a previous life Sarah was a local authority councillor and parliamentary candidate, calling for action on bio-diversity and pollution. With her clarity, experience and communications know-how, she keeps us in touch, on track and on message.
SOCIAL MEDIA - Tom Chick
Tom of WiredSocial is our chief social media advisor, with an award-winning history in sports social media and a moral compass that steers him towards creative, big-picture initiatives that make a difference.
THE DUTCH CONNECTION - Katy van Tergouw
Katy is an environmentalist that sticks to what she believes in. She is responsible for organisation and communication in and around the Netherlands which includes giving all-round assistance to Polly Higgins.
THE TECHIE - Coen Dahlhaus
Technology addict and entrepreneur Coen founded Heroes & Friends, which is the crowdsourcing platform we use and a fantastic tool for grassroots movements. He is the key digital co-ordinator for the mission and without him you wouldn’t be reading this.
THE NETWORKER - Anita Fay
Coming from a Transition Town background, Anita has decades of experience in bringing people who care together, organising events and setting up support networks. She is a key practical support to the team and Facebook contributor, and makes sure we remember to eat.
KEEPING US SANE - Arushka W Pollard
With a background in acting, facilitation, voice work (that’s her on the animation) and group dynamics, Arushka is our community sounding-board and stress minimiser, keeping us focused and in balance. She makes sure we remember to rest.
SOCIAL MEDIA - Alastair Malir
Alastair keeps a close eye on Polly's established ecocide law material on Facebook and keeps it in sync with the Mission. He's a voice of reason, passionate in his advocacy - and saintlike in his patience.
SOCIAL MEDIA - Simon Paul Sutton
Simon helps to maintain Polly's personal Facebook pages and make sure they keep up with her. He is all about personal and planetary transformation, and approaches everything including Mission LifeForce with unparalleled inventiveness and humour.
SUPPORT THE TEAM
All our team have worked pro bono to bring the Mission to life. If you feel inspired to support our “back office” please use the Paypal button below. Any gift, however small, will help greatly.
We would like to warmly thank those who have all gifted their services for free or at a reduced rate in order to bring the Mission to launch:
- Coen Dahlhaus at www.HeroesAndFriends.com for the crowdsourcing platform and digital helmsmanship
- Stephen Holmes from stephenholmes.co.uk for generous eleventh-hour design and back-end integration
- James Brandow at InkyThinking.com for the fabulous animation and much patience
- Peter Richardson at EthicalInternet.co.uk for painstaking video editing and even more patience
- Tim Monk and Mono-Studio.co.uk for updating the companion site EradicatingEcocide.com
- Tom Withers at commercialsuicide.org for superb sound editing
- Stampery.com for blockchain certification
- Darrel J Butlin of hexology.co for invaluable advice, filming and inspiration
- Richard Leachman of TheTwelve.eu for critical and crucial consulting
- Our partners, children and community for allowing, enabling and empowering us to do this