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Oscar-nominated director, Josh Fox, brings his new documentary on climate change to 100 cities world wide on the LET GO AND LOVE Tour.
Oscar-nominated director, Josh Fox, brings his new documentary on climate change to 100 cities world wide on the LET GO AND LOVE Tour.
Oscar-nominated director, Josh Fox, brings his new documentary on climate change to 100 cities world wide on the LET GO AND LOVE Tour.
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My name is Josh Fox. I’ve spent the last eight years fighting fracked-gas around the world. I’ve made two films, GASLAND and GASLAND Part II.

MORE TOUR DATES COMING SOON!
MORE TOUR DATES COMING SOON!

In my new documentary, How To Let Go of the World And Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, I investigate climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. 

After realizing that I could beat fracking in my own backyard and still lose everything I love to climate change, I set out on an epic journey, traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, to learn from communities on the front lines of climate-change. It may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences, but in this film I ask, “What is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?” 

After hearing the great news that How To Let Go of the World And Love All the Things Climate Can't Change was selected for this year's Sundance 2016 festival, we got to scheming & dreaming about how we'd bring our film to the world. 

My team and I are out to raise $100,000 to fund our 100-city free-screening LET GO AND LOVE Tour. Working with local grassroots groups, we will take the film and the knowledge I’ve gained fighting fracking to 100 cities and towns that are currently threatened by dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure projects like fracked-gas pipelines and power plants. We will not only raise awareness by sharing the film FOR FREE, but will also bring on tour with me scientists, community organizers and tangible resources to help communities lead a renewable energy revolution, one community at a time.

We've got 60 days to raise an ambitious $100K so that our documentary can EDUCATE, INSPIRE and ACTIVATE our communities. With your help, we believe we can make this happen. Every $1k we raise is another city we’re reaching and inspiring change.

**All donations (beyond the value of any reward received) are tax deductible through our 501(c)3, Sweet Jane Productions Inc. a non profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY. 

 The United States is undergoing a massive energy transition that hasn’t attracted attention. The direction the country is heading in could render the Paris climate agreement meaningless. America is swapping one climate-damaging fuel, coal, for another that is actually worse: fracked gas. Power plants across the United States are converting their coal burners for gas burners. This transition is convenient and cheap, but this affordable energy transition has catastrophic consequences.

Natural gas is mostly methane, a warming agent a hundred times more powerful than CO2. Gas drillings, fracking sites, pipelines and compressors allow dangerous amounts of methane to leak into the atmosphere.

The industry is currently proposing, and the Obama administration is busy approving, hundreds of power plants, hundreds of thousands of miles of pipelines, compressor stations, LNG terminals and other fracked gas infrastructure across America: the Constitution pipeline in upstate New York, the CPV power plant in Middletown, New York, the NED pipeline through New England, two massive gas fired power plants in Denton, Texas, the Millennium pipeline expansion in Pennsylvania, the Tennessee pipeline in West Virginia, multiple LNG ports along the Pacific Northwest the gas storage facility at Seneca Lake, New York, and many more.

These infrastructure projects threaten the health and safety of local communities and the whole planet through fugitive methane emissions.

This means our backyards, our city parks and our daily dose of breathable clean air are going away. Too many times we’ve seen the government put the profits of the fossil fuel industry over public health.

ENTER LOCAL COMMUNITIES!

The LET GO AND LOVE Tour has the chance to reach those communities and more. Touring this film to cities and towns on the front lines of the fight against dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure can be the tipping point in the war against the fossil fuel industry. The film is about the power that local communities have in determining their own climate and energy solutions democratically and successfully rejecting the industry use of fracked gas.

Yes! Cities and towns can make the transition to renewable-energy sources now! Some are succeeding in stopping fracked-­gas infrastructure projects and winning bans and moratoria on fracking, but they know the only permanent ban is switching to a different energy source all together.

Local grassroots support for renewables is strong and getting stronger. There’s a growing knowledge and experience base for how to translate that support successfully into actual renewable projects: Solar, wind, conservation, geothermal (and some renewable fuels already work better than fossil fuels, and they’re getting better all the time). That merits a five-minute dance party!

My team and I have done the dirty work to figure how we can reach 100 cities on a budget of $1,000 per city on a grassroots tour similar to the tour we did for my films GASLAND and GASLAND PART II

$1,000 per city covers things like travel, marketing, administrative costs as well as the costs to,

  • Offer 100 screenings across the world for FREE. 
  • Create and distribute resources to all screening attendees to put the power in the hands of the people. 
  • Host guest expert speakers so folks like you and I are better educated and inspired to be game-changers in addressing climate change. 
  • Run grassroots marketing campaigns to get as many people as possible to see the film and be a part of the larger conversation.

Good question! For the past 8-years I’ve worked with local grassroots groups to tour the GASLAND films around the world.

I toured my Emmy winning documentary on fracking, GASLAND and GASLAND PART II, to about 150 cities and towns in the United States giving Q and A sessions and speeches after film screenings in coordination with local grassroots orgs, national orgs and Colleges and Universities. Our GASLAND grassroots tours have brought the film to an audience of over 200,000 people in this effort and we gathered over 50,000 sign ups to our website and 35,000 sign on petitions and letters for local organizations nationwide. 

We screened the film for regional and federal EPAs numerous times, as well as for the US Congress and the Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado and Texas legislatures. We developed relationships with key political champions on the issues such as Reps Maurice Hinchey of New York, Jared Polis and Diana Degette of Colorado, Rush Holt of New Jersey, Al Armendariz of EPA and many many more. It has generated over 1,000 news stories worldwide.

 THANK YOU for supporting the LET GO AND LOVE Tour!

Risks and challenges

We are already in the advance planning stages for the LET GO AND LOVE Tour. The movie premieres this January at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Josh, Deia and team have a wide network of faithful supporters. We are confident that communities will want to engage in the HOW TO LET GO conversation as they have with our tours of GASLAND and GASLAND PART II. We have worked tirelessly on this project and are determined to share the message of climate change and renewable energy resources to the world.

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    COMMUNITY

    Welcome to the team! Thanks for joining our efforts to visit a city near you. In addition to the warm fuzzy feeling you'll get from helping in the fight for environmental justice, you'll also get a shout-out on twitter and you'll be included on exclusive Kickstarter backer news and updates.

    PLUS, we'll thank you in the final film's credits!

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    SHOUT

    Everything above PLUS recognition on both our LOVE THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE and LET GO AND LOVE websites - SolutionsGrassroots.com and howtoletgomovie.com

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    EARTH FRIENDLY

    Everything above PLUS you'll receive exclusive Behind-The-Scenes video content from the filming of LOVE THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE, like Josh dancing as if no one was watching, deleted scenes, drone blooper reel, our ending credit song performed by the talented

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    PLANET SAVER

    Everything above PLUS you'll be invited to view an exclusive online streaming party during our HBO air date. While watching the team celebrate the broadcast premiere of LOVE THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE, you'll be able to participate in an Ask Me Anything Q&A.

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    TEACH ME

    Everything above PLUS you'll receive an exclusive video tutorial of YOU CHOOSE:

    Producer & National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Winner, Deia Schlosberg, teaching outdoor survival skills she learned during her two-year trek through the Andes Mountains.

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    Director Josh Fox teaching you how to play one of his favorite tunes on the banjo!

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    EARTH SWAG

    Everything above PLUS you'll receive an exclusive #LETGOANDLOVE bumper sticker to plaster on your electric car, bicycle or canoe. Inspire your community to fight for the things climate can't change with this earth saving swag.

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    TREE HUGGER

    Everything above PLUS we'll send you a signed copy of Josh Fox's 2010 Oscar-nominated film, GASLAND.

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    HEAR THE ECO

    Everything above PLUS we'll send you a DVD BUNDLE - a signed copy of Josh Fox's 2010 Oscar nominated film GASLAND and a signed copy of his 2013 Emmy nominated film GASLAND II.

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    SHIRT OFF OUR BACKS

    Everything above PLUS we'll mail you an exclusive LET GO AND LOVE Tour t-shirt, only available through this Kickstarter. Stand out in the crowd at our tour's screenings by wearing this baby!

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    WILL WORK FOR TREES

    Everything above PLUS we'll send you an exclusive LET GO AND LOVE Tour eco-friendly tote bag.

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    SUPER DUPER PLANET SAVER

    Maybe you believe in our film, our mission and doing whatever you can to fight for environmental justice. Maybe you simply want to give as a way to "invest in values". If you just want to donate, we'll send you everything above PLUS a special digital, low-carbon footprint "Thank You" postcard from Josh.

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    BEING GREEN IS SEXY

    Everything above PLUS we'll send you the LOVE THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE Sundance poster signed by the expert special guests of our Sundance Kickstarter Panel. Panelists include Josh Fox, Aria Doe (The Action Center), Mika Maiava (Pacific Climate Warriors), Clara Vondrich (Divest Invest Philanthropy) and more!

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    FUN UNDER THE SUN

    Everything above PLUS we'll send you the LET GO AND LOVE baseball hat, only available through this Kickstarter. Play in the sun, while protecting that beautiful face, in this exclusive HTLG hat.

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    RESILIENCE

    Everything above PLUS go on a private hike with YOU CHOOSE:

    Josh! Trek through Josh's fracking-free home town Millville, Pennsylvania.

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    Deia! She wasn't named National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year for nothing.

    Travel and accommodations are not provided. Time to be determined between you and Josh or Deia.

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    SKYPE DATE WITH THE FOX

    Everything above PLUS a 30-minute Skype conversation with the filmmaker himself. Hang with Josh Fox over Skype to talk about the film, concerns about fracking near your town, or your mutual love for the banjo. It's your 30-minutes with Josh!

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    PLANT A FUTURE

    Everything above PLUS Josh Fox will plant a tree in your honor on his family's property in Milanville, PA. This is the gift that keeps on giving.

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    LOVE

    Everything above PLUS you'll take home a banjo signed by Josh Fox with a special "Thank You" note just for YOU!

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    DEMOCRACY

    Everything above PLUS attend a private New York City screening of the film with Josh Fox in attendance. Enjoy special pre-screening gathering and a Q&A following the film. Now's your change to ask Josh everything you've been dying to know.

    If you live in NYC we can do it at your place, if not we'll set up a screening for you at the WOW House. Travel and accommodations to NYC are not provided.

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    RENEWABLES

    Everything above PLUS host a private grassroots screening of LOVE THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE in your home or public space! Josh and/or Deia will even Skype in with you to do a Q&A. We'll send you the film and a host guide to make your screening as fun as possible. Travel and accommodations are not provided.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

    Everything above PLUS see your name in shining lights as an official Producer of LOVE THE THINGS CLIMATE CAN'T CHANGE. You'll also be recognized in our LET GO AND LOVE Tour program and receive two tickets to the show of your choice. On the road tour locations have not yet been announced yet. Travel and accommodations are not provided.

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