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 the journey using 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! (December, 2018)
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.
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.
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
If we were better equipped we would be unstoppable.
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.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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