Land Betterment Corporation Begins Crowdfunding Round to Raise Funds for Sustainable Businesses

Sustainable farms, metal recycling, ecological development and other sustainable businesses to benefit from Land Betterment's fundraising on Fundopolis
Apr 29, 2020 8:00 AM ET
Press Release

FISHERS, Ind., April 29, 2020 /3LMedia/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to announce it is now seeking funds through its crowdfunding campaign on Fundopolis, the equity crowdfunding company focused on Main Street. Individuals are now able to invest in Land Betterment Corporation and help support its mission by visiting Land Betterment's raise on

With its thirteen years of operating experience, the Land Betterment management team has developed a complete solutions-based lifecycle program to rehabilitate the environment of former, un-reclaimed and neglected coal mining sites throughout the Central Appalachia and Southern Indiana regions, then repurpose the land to support sustainable businesses that serve the local community and a displaced, skilled labor force.  Central Appalachia has become a major impact region as the United States increasingly transitions away from coal-based fuels. As a result, the landscape remains littered with an enormous number of environmental liabilities, and communities disproportionately suffer from a lack of job and economic opportunity.

All capital raised under Fundopolis’ crowdfunding platform, combined with federal, state and local government programs, will support the growth of the Company’s highly scalable corporate pillars:

  1. Environmental Solutions Division which generates service revenue from cleaning up disturbed land and eliminating environmental liabilities facing mining companies, reclamation surety companies, and state and federal agencies; and
  2. Sustainable Development Division which generates product revenue and employment opportunities from sustainable businesses cultivated on the upcycled land.  Current business lines producing or in development include:
    • Betterment Recycled Mulch – a rubber recycling company that primarily utilizes tires from mining and industrial activities to create high-quality, sustainable ground cover.
    • Betterment Spirits – through its COAL Craft Spirits brand, is a small batch, organic, farm-to-bottle craft distillery focused on environmental stewardship, quality and perfectionism.
    • Ekō – an ecological affordable development company using innovative solutions to upcycle land for the community through modern, energy-efficient modular homes.
    • Betterment Metal Recovery – a metal recovery and recycling company of prior mining and industrial sites to be recycled for new and useful purposes.
    • Betterment Harvest – a sustainable farming company that upcycles land to provide the highest quality of agriculture.
    • Pollinate – are bee farms and processing facilities established on protected sites upcycled from former mining areas to work synergistically with the Company’s Environmental Solutions and Betterment Harvest efforts.

“Offering our initial growth capital raise to “Main Street” through a crowdfunding platform such as Fundopolis, holds true to what Land Betterment  is all about,” stated Mark Jensen, Executive Chairman of Land Betterment Corporation.  “Being a community-based company, it is important for us to create this initial opportunity to take ownership in creating change in areas in need of real solutions due to the decline of thermal coal.  We are honored to stand side-by-side with those who share our passion and vision of efficiently advancing improvements to the environment and local communities.”

Fundopolis is an equity crowdfunding portal that aims to make it simple for individuals and communities to invest in and support the small businesses they love. For individuals who choose to invest, Fundopolis aims to provide the highest degree of transparency about the status of their investment and how they will receive payment and/or redeem perks.

“We are thrilled to have Land Betterment raising funds on our site,” said Jan Steenbrugge, founder and president of Fundopolis.  “We are proud and honored to support land Betterment’s campaign and hope that by giving them access to the capital they need, Land Betterment will thrive.” 

About Land Betterment Corporation

Land Betterment Corporation, an Indiana Benefit Corporation  and pending B CorpTM, is an environmental solutions company focused on fostering a positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation.  The Company utilizes a complete solution-based lifecycle program to restore and rehabilitate the environment and revitalize communities in need of change and opportunity. Land Betterment accomplishes this by identifying un-reclaimed, run-down and neglected coal mining sites, fixing the environment through reclamation and remediation, and then repurposing the land to support a sustainable business that serves the community.  Land Betterment firmly believes that with real solutions it is possible for restoration of impacted areas to live side-by-side long term employment, while building sustainable and safe surroundings for communities and our planet.  For more information visit or connect with the Company on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

About Fundopolis

Fundopolis empowers individuals and communities to invest in and support the small businesses they love. By placing intuitive technology and services in the hands of business owners, Fundopolis helps to fund their growth and manage the full funding lifecycle, all while cultivating deeper relationships with their customers. To learn more visit

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.  These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Land Betterment Corporation’s control.  The words “believes”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “would”, “could”, “continue”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “intends”, “estimates”, or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.  Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release.  The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  The Company cannot assure you that the projected results or events will be achieved.


Company Contact:
Mark LaVerghetta
317.537.0492 ext. 0
Chief Governance Officer​