The Platform for Conservation Basic Income

What is GoodCollective?
  • A GoodCollective is a group of people and payment "pool" that channels money directly to individuals who share specific attributes. Payments are made either by group members claiming on a regular basis (what we call Segmented Universal Basic Income) or by group members performing an action verified by one of our partners (like measuring a tree, verified by Silvi).
What is the Purpose of GoodCollective?
  • GoodCollective revolutionizes financial empowerment by directly channeling digital resources to maximize impact for groups and communities who need it most.

    Whether these are climate conservation groups who preserve their local environments, socioeconomic groups who are disproportionately affected by economic disparities (e.g., Women’s UBI Pools, Social Justice UBI Pools), or emergency crisis groups in which targeted support is provided to groups in regions that experience unforeseeable crisis (e.g., Refugee UBI Pools, Natural Disaster UBI Pools), GoodCollective provides a direct payment interface, built on GoodDollar’s decentralized payment infrastructure, to facilitate an ecosystem of Collective Pools, donors, and implementation partners.


is committed to empowering

individuals and communities by providing direct digital

payments to to those who need it most.

Collective Themes
Examples of different types of GoodCollective pools that can inspire you to create your own
Conservation Basic Income & Climate Impact Collectives / Pools
Incentivizing ecosystem preservation through targeted support to locals who reside in ecologically critical regions, while directly and equitably compensating local stewards for their environmental impact work (Ex: Conservation Basic Income Pools)
Socioeconomic Collectives /Pools
Targeted support for marginalized groups who are disproportionately affected by economic disparities (Womens’ UBI Pools, Social Justice UBI Pools)
Emergency Crisis Collective/ Pools
Targeted support for groups in specific regions that experience a crisis and become in need of increased resources (Refugee UBI Pools, Natural Disaster UBI Pools)
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Our Climate Conservation Pilot Partners: DeTrash, Neduc, Silvi
GoodCollective has carefully selected pilot partners, DeTrash, Neduc, and Silvi, based on their alignment with our mission, community reach, and operational efficacy. These partners are pioneers in environmental impact initiatives, focusing on recycling, upcycling, and reforestation across diverse regions such as Coroadinho in Brazil and Kakamega forest in Kenya.

Through targeted Conservation Basic Income (CBI) payments, GoodCollective aims to amplify our partners’ community-driven efforts in climate impact, establishing a transparent, measurable, and impactful approach to environmental stewardship.


DeTrash is a pioneering environmental platform focused on transforming waste management and recycling behaviors in communities like Coroadinho, a neighborhood in São Luís, Brazil.

DeTrash employs a multi-layered verification, measurement, and reporting system to ensure the effectiveness of its waste management initiative. Community stewards submit reports of trash diverted in kilos, and GoodDollar Ambassadors, also known as Recyclers, corroborate these reports and provide onchain invoices minted as NFTs. The system is designed for verification by trusted GoodDollar Ambassadors, ensuring an additional layer of accountability. This blended approach combines technology and community engagement to validate waste diversion efforts. DeTrash aims to address waste management and boost environmental stewardship while fostering economic growth within the local community.


Neduc is a women-owned and operated social enterprise that serves as a local partner to DeTrash, focusing primarily on waste management solutions.

The organization actively diverts plastic from landfills by transforming it into practical goods. Located in regions like Brazil and Peru, Neduc collaborates with community members and recycling facilities to incentivize recycling and upcycling activities. Through this symbiotic relationship with DeTrash, Neduc aims to scale the impact of its waste management efforts, making a substantial contribution to environmental sustainability.


Silvi is at the forefront of reforestation and biodiversity preservation efforts in Western Kenya’s Kakamega forest.

Silvi engages local community members, mainly small-hold farmers and schoolteachers, to participate in targeted ecological restoration. Silvi’s digital measurement, reporting, and verification system track a range of metrics, from the growth stages of trees to specific environmental attributes like “mother trees,” using geolocation, timestamp, and image files. These nature-positive activities are linked to direct incentive payments, adding a financial impetus to conservation efforts. Silvi aims to automatically distribute incentives for tree and biodiversity monitoring and contributions to citizen science. Their goal is to incentivize stewardship and provide real-time, verifiable data that lends credibility and scale to grassroots conservation activities.

"Ending poverty and climate change are actually one and the same. Because if we do not address climate change and do so in a timely fashion, there’s no way that we would be able to end poverty."
Exploring GoodCollective with Lauren Serota
Frequently Asked Questions

What is GoodCollective?

GoodCollective is a platform that supports climate impact initiatives through enabling direct digital payments to individuals who perform verified climate stewardship.

How do GoodCollective stewards get paid?

Good collective stewards get paid every time they take a measurement or make a claim through a partner's platform that is verified by that partners methodology. Technically, comma, this happens when an NF T is meant to confirm the verification of their activity, which triggers a payment in a smart contract, which has specific parameters about how much each steward is compensated per activity that are set for that specific good collective and the context of the measurement.

Why would I want to start a GoodCollective?

If your company or community works with individuals who would benefit from a supplemental income stream to support their climate positive activities, GoodCollective can help.

How do I get paid for my own environmental impact?

We currently provide direct payment to stewards who are affiliated with a trusted climate project that meets the criteria below (see “Who can start a GoodCollective?”). If you work with a community service organization or project developer, please suggest they apply to be a partner!

Who can start a GoodCollective?

At a high-level, any climate-positive community or project developer that:

  • Has direct relationships with individuals taking climate action (or inaction - in the case of people preserving and safeguarding natural landscapes).

  • Involves these individuals in their activities in a way that is trackable and traceable (e.g. by having them take ground-truth measurements using their mobile device).

  • Employs digital measurement and verification of relevant activities done by local stewards

  • Works with a publicly-accessible methodology to verify the legitimacy of this climate action.

See a full list of our partner criteria here.

I have a climate project and want to be listed as a GoodCollective. What should I do?

Even if only some of our partner criteria are met, we encourage you to Start a Project.

How do I donate to a GoodCollective?

Easy! You visit the GoodCollective app, connect your wallet, find a collective whose stewards you want to fund and donate! You can either provide a one-time donation or a recurrent donation.

Don’t have a crypto wallet? Here’s how to get started.

Can I only donate in GoodDollar?

Donations can be made using a variety of cryptocurrencies available on the Celo blockchain.

What is GoodDollar?

GoodDollar is a permissionless protocol that creates and distributes free universal basic income (UBI) as a public good governed by its members. By leveraging blockchain technology, the mission of GoodDollar is to advance decentralized financial education, promote financial inclusion, and empower communities. GoodDollar strives to establish a global landscape where every individual has access to inclusive, basic economic assets and financial products. Launched in 2020, GoodDollar has emerged as the world's largest global UBI community, with over 540,000 members across 181 countries. GoodDollar has been widely recognized as one of the leading projects fostering financial inclusion, acknowledged by prominent institutions such as the World Economic Forum, Milken Institute, and the Crypto Council for Innovation.

Direct Payments for Segmented UBI and Conservation Basic Income