AU$ 5,569
pledged of 13 700 AU$ pledged of 13 700 AU$ goal
100
backers
3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 21 2018 7:00 AM UTC +00:00.

Route Del SolBy Route Del Sol
First created
Route Del SolBy Route Del Sol
First created
AU$ 5,569
pledged of 13 700 AU$ pledged of 13 700 AU$ goal
100
backers
3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 21 2018 7:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

We are Route Del Sol, and we're driving our Solar Powered, 100% Electric Camper Van from Alaska to Argentina (the longest network of roads in the world). 

We're also the first people in the world to do this type of project.

We need you to help us literally drive a point home to everyone we meet that sustainable modes of transport and industry IS possible. We want to complete thejourneyusing renewable energy, and that's not going to be easy.

With your help we are building a network to bring with us on the journey South, so we can tell and share the stories with YOU of the communities and people living with or without access to clean energy. 

If you join Route Del Sol's network of social entrepreneurs,you willbehelping to establish the capacityto connect these communities and individuals with the right people within Route Del Sol's community, to then further share ideas and potential solutions.

With your help, we're highlighting the transition that our societies are currently undertaking to transition to 100% renewable energy. This is an economic shift as well as a consciousness shift.  Our climate is changing and the world desperately needing to change, and much more rapidly.

We've been on the road for three months now in some of the most remote regions of the world - 4000kms of Alaska and Northern Canada, and it's been tough!

For this mission to continue to be successful, we need you help!

By pledging to our campaign, you're essentially investing in this project's longevity. If we don't reach our goal of $10,000USD by the end of a month, the money you pledge won't ever leave your bank account.

So it's ALL OR NOTHING.

The van charging in a Walmart parking lot in Alaska, Fairbanks (8/9/2018)
The van charging in a Walmart parking lot in Alaska, Fairbanks (8/9/2018)
The van on the side of the Alaskan Highway in the Yukon Territory, Canada
The van on the side of the Alaskan Highway in the Yukon Territory, Canada

WHY SHOULD I PLEDGE MY SUPPORT ? 

We know that there are a LOT of people out there that are scared for our planets future. We know that the planet is changing very quickly, and a lot of it has to do with us humans as a whole. We also know that YOU want to do something about this.

The entire project we’re forecasting will take two years, and so we’re preparing for the longevity of this mission.

Throughout Canada, the US and the rest of the way we’re presenting and also running public events, as well as everyday connecting with NGOs, politicians, environmentalists, media, communities and prominent individuals leading the charge in social and environmental innovation.

In the past few months we've presented at the 'Clean Energy BC' conference here in Vancouver, spoken to dozens of journalists and local news stations, met with literally thousands of people and documented these experiences through our YouTube vlog series.

We are also filming a documentary called "Surface Area", which reflects topics such as energy, climate, culture, people, social disparity and global consciousness. Throughout the journey we will be living amongst communities and sharing their stories regarding the fight for renewable energy and their struggle with energy in general.

Keegan speaking to some Brazilian travellers about our project, Liard Hot Springs (October, 2018)
Keegan speaking to some Brazilian travellers about our project, Liard Hot Springs (October, 2018)

So far, we have already built the van and driven from the Arctic Circle to here in Vancouver (over 4000km/2600miles). 

THE PURPOSE OF THIS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS TO HELP SUSTAIN US OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS OF THIS MISSION.

Our main costs for embarking on this expedition include living, labor and visa expenses, as well as some non essential equipment costs such as camera, audio and software upgrades to produce the documentary.

To date, almost all expenses for the build and journey have been self funded or supplied through in kind support. By gaining momentum through this campaign and any potential sponsors, we plan on spending the next two years driving this campaign through the two American continents.

We want to ultimately raise awareness in the space surrounding human interaction with energy and our addiction to fossil fuels, and we have a fun and energetic approach to facing these issues. This isn’t an attack towards the transport and oil industries, but more of a movement for advocating education and alternatives for a global issue of anthropogenic climate change. Positivity and the right means of communication can create a huge difference in our world.

To find out more, please visit our website at www.routedelsol.com.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO ?

It will feed into a range of different avenues that is the bare minimum required to sustain Route Del Sol for two years on the road:

Camera gear for documentary = $5 - 10K AUD   

Operating expenses for two people for the duration of journey (2 years) = $13K AUD

Miscellaneous items for van interior finalisation and hidden costs = $5K AUD

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If we were better equipped we would be unstoppable.

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NOW:

1. Please purchase one of our rewards on the side.

2. SHARE SHARE SHAAARRREEEE our kickstarter with any one interested in the project, and anyone who may be interested in sponsoring Route Del Sol on their tour further South.

3. Lastly, find us on Facebook, InstagramYouTube or our website and write us a message. We want to hear from you any ideas, advice or just general stoke about the project!!

Much love to all,

- Route Del Sol

P.S We apologise to our international audience on the English. If you request it, we can get a document translated to you that explains our Kickstarter campaign. We can do this in a range of different languages, including (most important for our journey)... Spanish!

Risks and challenges

This is an experimental vehicle and there has already been a series of issues that we've had to overcome! (Snow in Northern Canada, steep terrain, sun trajectory, etc). We have continued to power through with the limited resources that we have, but with a large community of support behind the scenes it has made these challenges immensely easier to overcome this huge feat, which has never been achieved before!

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    Poems from the road

    A short piece of writing in the style of poetry that you request e.g. Haiku (Keegan is really good at these), free verse etc.

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    Birthday Phone Call

    Let us give you a phone call to wish you a happy birthday from whatever exotic location we are at on the day, beach in Mexico, mountain in Peru? Wherever we are at we will give you an extra special Route Del Sol well wish.

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    Digital Copy of Surface Area

    Support the project and receive your own digital copy of the documentary about climate change, energy, the journey and an in depth case study surrounding our collective consciousness. This will feature interviews with industry professionals, academics and humans of the journey.

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    Route Del Sol Original Postcard

    Receive a postcard sized print of a choice of our photography, and we'll send it to you with a lovely handwritten message on the back.

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    Original song written by Joel and Keegan

    Receive a video recording of a one verse song written by us in our van on the side of the road. We can't guarantee it'll be good, but most likely it's gonna be fun.

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    Surface Area (the documentary)

    Support the project and receive your own pre-released digital copy of the documentary about climate change, energy, the journey and an in depth case study surrounding our collective consciousness. This will feature interviews with industry professionals, academics and humans of the journey. If available to attend this pledge also includes tickets to the official release screening of the film! We want to reward those who are early adopters of this project's mission.

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    20cm x 30cm Canvas Print

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    Choose to pledge between $100 and less than $150 and receive a Route Del Sol designed T-shirt that represents our cause. You'll not only be supporting our trip financially, but also be vibeing out with a dope design.

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    Surface Area Official Launch Screening

    Get VIP tickets to the official screening party of the documentary "surface area". (Launch date and location not yet determined). Sit with the crew and director and hang out for one great big night of motion picture extravaganza!

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    Tailor made video

    A donation between $500 and $1500 gets you a tailor made video, created by us of a topic of your choosing! Be it a vlog post, marketing, vox pop, or beautiful cinematic film compiled into a video up to 3 minutes long.

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    Official Sponsor

    $1500AUD or more, have your name or brand printed on the side of the van underneath a title stating that you are an "Official Sponsor". You will be exposed to hundreds of thousands of people all across the North and South American continents over the next few years. Your name or brand will be attached to a project that is responsible for creating positive change in human understanding of the energy crisis we are collectively living in!

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    Spend a week in the van

    Come see first hand how this van works, what kind of efforts go into a project like this, learn a crash course in photography/videography, feature in our social media profiles, but most of all help us drive change in a beautiful location between Alaska and Argentina!

    P.S. You'll get to take Joel's bed as he'll sleep in the hammock!

    *Airfare not included, you may join the trip wherever you feel is most accessible on the route. For more details inquire within!

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    Guest Speech

    Have Route Del Sol present our project to you and your audience. We can tailor our presentation to suit your topic, and are happy to work alongside with you on this. We have professional experience in teaching leadership skills, mentoring and presenting, and are open to spending that session coaching yourself or your team too.

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    Spend two weeks in the van

    Come see first hand how this van works, what kind of efforts go into a project like this, learn a crash course in photography/videography, feature in our social media profiles, but most of all help us drive change in a beautiful location between Alaska and Argentina!

    P.S. You'll get to take Joel's bed He'll sleep in the hammock!

    *Airfare not included, you may join the trip wherever you feel is most accessible on the route. For more details inquire within!

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    Major Sponsor

    Become a MAJOR sponsor for Route Del Sol. Not only will you have an exclusive space on BOTH sides of the van (essentially a giant roaming billboard) you will also be featured in every social media profile bio for the project, you will be featured in the opening/closing credits for the documentary "Surface Area" and all videos within our YouTube micro documentary series. This reward is flexible and can be tailored to suit the needs of the sponsor. Welcome and open to ideas as well!

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