Landman for the Planet is piloting an initiative that helps mineral rights owners pool their resources and invest their rights or royalties to help fight the climate crisis. By collectively retaining their rights instead of selling them to pro extraction interests, mineral rights owners can support the climate movement by keeping their assets in the ground when possible and invest royalties in the climate movement when there’s no option to extraction. Founded by artist/activist/mineral rights owner Eliza Evans in 2023 to build on the prior efforts of her All the Way to Hell project at the intersection of art and activism, Landman serves millions of mineral rights owners in the United States who want to support front-line communities and build a just climate future. As a resource center for those who wish to place their mineral rights in the hands of like-minded activists committed to a just climate future, Landman for the Planet provides an inventive new way to address climate change.
Landman for the Planet is a fiscally sponsored project of Arts and Ecology, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded by artist/activist/mineral rights owner Eliza Evans in 2023 to build on the prior efforts of her All the Way to Hell project at the intersection of art and activism. With 8-12 million mineral rights owners in the U.S. as target members, the organization aims to convert the polluting legacy of mineral extraction into pro-climate action. In addition to coordinating the flow of resources to the climate movement, Landman will become a custodian of mineral rights for owners who prefer to divest entirely of these assets and leave them in the hands of a climate-conscious, rigorous steward. By converting individual gestures from mineral rights owners into a new form of environmental resistance at the intersection of property law, fossil fuel business practice, and bureaucracy, Landman for the Planet is advancing the fight against climate change with a platform for large-scale people power and distributed noncooperation in oil and gas regions across the country.
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Eliza Evans, Founder
Drought, Earthquakes, Erosion-Subsidence, Flooding, Heat, Hurricanes, Wildfires
Environmental Justice Concerns
Fracking/Oil and Gas Development/Pipelines
Art Activism, Community Land Trusts/Land Conservation, Community Organizing, Legal/permit challenges to development, contamination, pollution, etc, Policy Reform
501c3 Tax Deductible