Podcasts that make sense of the evolving green economy: smart, researched, important, entertaining.
I Love The Green Economy: 3 Podcasts in 5 months.
With your generous support we will:
Produce three podcasts, from August to December, 2013, with business leaders who are successfully negotiating the minefields of green innovation while meeting the bottom-line.
Push the boundaries of the new journalism by combining live video, animation and graphics to make the new economy relevant, exciting and meaningful to a broad audience.
Give young, budding journalists and designers the opportunity to develop skills that include video presentation.
Speaking Green to Not-Greens, or How
I Learned to Love the Green Economy.
Try telling busy executives how climate change is going to affect their business. It's all just headache-inducing noise. They just don't want to listen, unless it comes from business leaders they respect.
The reality is that worldwide pressures on water, energy and other raw materials are affecting access to markets, pricing, the nature of innovation and new product financing. These changes mean opportunities for corporations as well as entrepreneurs, but also demand new partnerships to deliver increasingly complex solutions.
The businesses that are succeeding are creating the road-map for others to follow. Our podcasts will take executives through the success stories of those who have walked those paths. We will use our experience as journalists, with years of explaining complex ideas to industry leaders. With your help, our podcsts will engage the business community, showing how we can create a stronger, enduring green economy.
We know that if our business community is healthy, then our broader society will flourish.
UPDATE: We are offering a new reward.
Any business that supports us at the $75 level or beyond, will be featured on our new resource page, launching on July 4th. We'll be using tiles so that your information is easily visible and can be searched under whatever category(s) you designate.
What is a green economy?
A green economy brings together the best practices of the past with the technological changes of the future to address the constraints of today.
Resilient – adapts to changes in the global environment
Collaborative – engages new partners
Clean – minimizes pollution and greenhouse gases
Prosperous – reduces costs, creates innovative new products, and trains more people
“Often it’s the hardest thing to boil ‘big’ concepts down to the essentials, but [TGE] does a very good job of it.” David Logsdon, Specialist Distribution Engineering, ConEdison
“I really enjoyed the creative visualization here. I work a lot in training teachers and this will prove useful.” Charu Doshi, Educator
“Outstanding! ['Energy Security Magazine].” Geoffrey G. Prosch, Director, Federal Government Relations, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Each $20,000 mark beyond what we are requesting will create an additional podcast. This will help us reach more people, organizations and media.
What do I get?
First, you can demonstrate your support for a greener economy by showing off your gifts to friends and colleagues. Let your friends know that TGE podcasts will allow everyone to hear how savvy industry leaders have bridged the divide between safeguarding the bottom line and transitioning to a green economy. For those of you who are able to give more, become part of our editorial advisory board and play an active part in identifying leaders whose experiences will inspire the next stage of our economy.
We appreciate your support. With it we will all live to see a green, clean, resilient, collaborative and prosperous economy.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Challenges to our efforts include being unable to find and hire qualified personnel, to engage high-level speakers, or to produce high quality, original podcasts.
Find and hire qualified talent.
• We have over 40 years of experience leading creative teams, and hiring and managing talent. We already have a successful track record of training and managing the interns that are the backbone of any growing media company.
• We also have over 14 years of University teaching, helping students to learn how to think critically and write clearly.
Engage high-level executives.
• The idea for the podcast evolved out of breakfast meetings with executives, who see a need for a comprehensive vehicle to feature their strategies and learn about what others are doing.
• We have a contact list of over 4,000 industry personnel, ranging from CEOs and CFOs to engineers and research professionals.
• We have already received positive responses to our inquiries from business leaders in medium, large and Fortune 500 companies.
• We will be engaging our newly expanded advisory board to recommend people who are innovators.
Creating a high level product
• We have over 25 years of experience in video and film production for corporate communications.
• We are working with a documentary film company that has over 60 years of experience producing high quality podcasts, corporate documentaries, marketing videos and CDs, and audio. Their current list of clients range from national corporations and non-profits, to local community groups.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
For the price of a latte and a roll, you can help us produce podcasts that will reach more people with more content. You will get your name posted on our site, a lovely, personalized thank you card, and three (3) stickers that announce to the world that you love the green economy podcasts!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
In addition to the thank you listed above, you will receive a stack of coasters with an artistic ‘I love the green economy podcasts’ design, so you can let your friends know how much you care about our future. You also receive a one month subscription to the magazine.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Announce your support for a green, clean economy by using your own cutlery when you dine on take-out. It is housed in its own case with our logo emblazoned on the clear casing. You also receive the thank you card, stickers, coasters, and a one month subscription to the magazine.Estimated delivery:Add $6 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
We are offering a new reward for businesses only. In addition to the regular swag listed above, your company will be featured on our 'Green Resources' page: a new page we will launch on the end of our Kickstarter campaign. The page will provide our readers with a way to get in contact with sustainable minded companies.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
Who needs batteries? Let your own light shine with a fashionable hand-pump flashlight. You also receive all the gifts from above: the thank-you card, stickers, coasters, dining utensils and a SIX month subscription to the magazine. Thanks so much for caring about the green economy.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
For organizations or committed individuals: We are expanding our editorial advisory board to include YOU! Every month, you will be first to tell us what you think; vote on your choice for our podcasts; and find out how to dial in on our advisory board telephone calls. Information about your company or interest will be mentioned in one podcast, and we include a full page in an eMagazine, available now and in the future to ALL our subscribers. In addition to the thank-you card, stickers, coasters, flashlight, dining utensils and baseball cap, you will receive a bound copy of the "Best of TGE,” and a yearlong corporate subscription to the magazine, including a code that allows you to share it with friends and colleagues.Estimated delivery:
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A higher level for companies (or individuals): Information about your company or interest will be included in two podcasts. Brand support also includes two pages in our eMagazine. You also receive membership on our editorial advisory board., our printed “Best of TGE” magazine, a corporate subscription to our magazine, and our other gifts, including the flashlight, coasters, thank-you, stickers, cutlery and baseball cap.Estimated delivery:
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For supporters at this level, we include information about your company in all three podcasts. Your brand will be featured in 3 full pages in our eMagazines. You also receive membership on our editorial advisory board., our printed “Best of TGE” magazine, a corporate subscription to our magazine, and our other gifts, including the flashlight, coasters, thank-you, stickers, cutlery and baseball cap.Estimated delivery:
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TGE Champion: This is for corporations, nonprofits or individuals who are passionate about seeing the green economy become mainstream for businesses of all sizes. Your company or interest will be featured on 30 second spots on all of our podcasts.You also receive membership on our editorial advisory board., our printed “Best of TGE” magazine, a corporate subscription to our magazine, and our other gifts, including the flashlight, coasters, thank-you, stickers, cutlery and baseball cap. as well as featured on our website for six months.Estimated delivery:
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