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Build The Future


Blueprint Earth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to cataloging small portions of the Earth's environments to generate big picture knowledge. We plan to use this knowledge in terra-engineering projects throughout the universe.

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Build The Future


Blueprint Earth is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to cataloging small portions of the Earth's environments to generate big picture knowledge. We plan to use this knowledge in terra-engineering projects throughout the universe.

A special message from our founder:

It is with deep regret that I write to inform you that in spite of our efforts to provide hands-on scientific research opportunities and education to women (and all people), the Women's Foundation of California has decided that we are not eligible for their People's Momentum Award of $10,000. The criteria that must be met are 1) be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; 2) be improving the lives of women and families in California; and 3) be the bee's knees.

Blueprint Earth's first Board of Directors was 56% female. Our current Board is 50% female. Our researchers have, to date, been 74% female. Based on these numbers, and on the demonstrable real-world scientific and engineering skills, career support, and educational opportunities we have offered to our researchers, we believed that we qualified for this grant.  

The 2009 American Community Survey by the Census Bureau revealed that women compose only 24% of the STEM workforce. In fact, the percentage of women involved in computer and math work has DECREASED by 3 percentage points since 2000, and only 1 in 7 engineers is female. Women earn less than men in STEM fields as well, and are much less likely to have a career in these areas.

Blueprint Earth has defied all of those statistics, and we couldn't be happier with the number of women and girls whose lives we've already impacted. While we know that we aren't female-specific with our written mission, that is because we believe that knowledge of our planet and the means to explore it are the birthright of every individual around the world. We haven't had to specify gender, race, age, or nationality. Our numbers speak volumes about the type of people who are interested in science, engineering, the environment, and learning about our world.

We are sad that the Women's Foundation of California does not want to allow us to compete for the People's Momentum Award in spite of the great number of you who believe we are worthy of this grant, but we remain committed in our firm support of women and girls in science, engineering, technology, math, and truly any field that engages the mind, uplifts the spirit, and nurtures dreams that span generations.

In closing, here are the numbers after our first two field research seasons:
* 74% female researchers
* 54% non-white minority researchers
* 72% low-income researchers
* $0 donor money spent on administrative costs (e.g., salaries, advertising, etc.)

We thank you for all of your support in pursuit of this grant, and we will continue to do our best to improve the lives of all of our student volunteers.

Sincerely,
Jess

Earth has the greatest environmental diversity known to exist in the universe. At Blueprint Earth, our goal is to understand our environments as fully as possible. To that end, we are cataloging environments one square kilometer at a time. Our teams are working to preserve and enhance knowledge of our planet in these times of rapid change.

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Build Our Knowledge


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Build Our Knowledge


As much as we know about the important connections in our world, there is much more to learn. Once we have finished cataloging a microenvironment, we will bring leading scientists, engineers, and systems experts to the table to identify the multitude of systems that work together in an environment. This is our blueprint, the foundation upon which the planet's environments are built.

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Build Your Planet


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Build Your Planet


At Blueprint Earth, we must be explorers, adventurers, and most critically, builders. We must test our blueprint for it to be successful, so we will attempt to replicate our microenvironment in a controlled setting. This will take thoughtful design, innovation, and extensive trial. Although this is an intensive effort, we know that the potential applications of our work are significant. 

The natural resources industry has long held a reputation for damaging the natural world. At Blueprint Earth, we recognize the continued need for natural resources, and our method of cataloging and creating blueprints of an environment can be applied before a natural resources project begins. This will pave the way for a more accurate and successful remediation of the environment upon the project's completion, meeting companies' growing needs for corporate social responsibility.

Blueprint Earth's methods will also aid humanitarian efforts to rehabilitate areas subject to damage. We can catalog and blueprint an undamaged area, providing the blueprint that can be applied to rehabilitate an area that has been damaged due to events such as natural disasters.

It is only through the efforts of interested people like you that we can accomplish these goals. You can help us raise awareness, lend us your expertise, or donate directly to our work. Blueprint Earth's mission is bigger than any one person, just as our planet is.