“Carbon America" Proving that even the worst offenders can be transformed into living a happy, healthy and sustainable lifestyle! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on June 23, 2012.
About this project
The "Carbon America" Reality Show
We are looking to raise funds to produce a pilot of the "Carbon America" Reality show to be used to spark the interest of a television network and ignite our Sustainable Revolution!
For information on the Carbon America Game Slide Show deck, click on the following link.
You can also visit our web at www.carbonamerica.net for a brief description of the show script.
So what is Carbon America? It directly affects every aspect of your life, the air you breathe, water you drink, food you eat, your job, the economy, your health, where you live and most of all your future. You may or may not believe in global warming, but either way you must admit that there is something very strange going on with our weather and environment over the past few years. Glaciers are melting very rapidly, air and water quality is degrading quickly, oceans are getting warmer and weather patterns are becoming very unpredictable and more severe. Heavy extreme down pours of rain, hail, flooding, many large tornados; tsunamis, earth quakes and hurricane devastation are becoming the norm in the news around the globe. This extreme weather in turn is affecting the global economy, food production, animal habits, extinctions, disruption to our food chain and shortages. Shortages of food and oil are affecting the costs and they are rising daily while our most valuable resources, clean air and water are degrading and depleting. People’s activities, food production, consumer product handling, factories, power plants and transportation are some of the major contributors to Carbon emissions around the world resulting in global warming. America is the 2nd largest Carbon producing country in the world (2nd to China). We produce approximately 18% of the world’s total Carbon emissions (China is approximately 23%). The world population keeps growing not only in numbers but in size. 74% of the population in America are overweight, 30% of those are obese. Overweight, obese, over consuming of our natural resources is not only contributing to Carbon production and global warming but also health issues such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. If something is not done this increase in an unhealthy population will reach a point at which we are consuming more resources than we are producing and global warming and disease will be irreversible. With that said statistically 74% of the populations living in the US are unhealthy Carbon producing Americans who make up what we call “Carbon America”.
Our Mission: The main goal of the Reality Game Show “Carbon America” is to entertain and educate people in an exciting, high-tech, informative and hilarious manner, how living a green, healthy and sustainable lifestyle can be fun, affordable, profitable, fashionable and the return on investment can be immeasurable to the quality of our lives and our planet. Through this unique show, we plan on seeking out unhealthy environmental abusers who have the will and desire to change their lifestyles and show them and the world that even the worst offenders can be transformed into healthy role models. The time is now to take back control of our environment and lives by funding entertaining, educational and exciting programs like Carbon America and joining our Sustainable Revolution!
We have been encouraged with the green movement over the past few years. We have seen the energy and sustainability interests around the globe ignite to become very influential in every aspect of our life and in turn it has been reflected in this great project and our marketing efforts. That being said, we have made it our personal mission to use our knowledge and skills in the area of high-tech engineering and technology to help influence and teach others about sustainability and energy conservation through our unique entertaining and exciting reality show.
So start today, right now, make a difference in your lifetime helping save our planet. Become part of the solution and not the problem and please consider funding this great program. You made the first step by viewing our exciting project. With your help there is no telling what we can accomplish in the future.
Why Reality TV? Reality TV has dominated the networks and cable channels in recent years and they are a very popular, cost effective to produce and sustainable just like our show. Through our show we intend on encouraging and motivating our viewers by showing them real people, the worst environmental offenders have the greatest transformation into real success stories.
History of the Show: We got the shows concept and name from a green healthy retail store franchise idea my father and I came up with a few years ago. The concept of the store is to provide specialized integration of very efficient renewable materials systems and services for clients who want to make the green transformation and live healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
My team has been working on this project for about 2 years and has had great feedback from interested production companies, product manufacturers and potential corporate sponsors. We have written a full show script with 9 episodes along with multiple versions of the show for future seasons. The great part of the shows framework is that it can be easily adapted with minor changes to meet future needs and trends for many exciting years to come. The show can also be adapted for production in other countries around the globe. In general the show has an endlessly recyclable format which can be copyrighted and franchised around the world. We have sent the show scripts out to several production companies for budgeting. The production companies have given us estimates of approximately $50,000.00 for a pilot and a total show cost for the 9 episodes of approximately $5,000,000.00. All of the funding received will go into the shows pilot and final production if we exceed our goal.
We have also met with a few potential celebrity hosts all of which are green advocates and very interested in working on the project, spreading the word and helping the cause. We are happy to say that we are ready for production, anxious and excited to make this great pilot show. I have been working with my brother and father on this project over the past few years. My brother Chris is a business economics major. He has helped my father with forecasting the shows production cost and researched various markets for product manufacturers and potential corporate sponsors. My father who started this project with us a few years ago is a Mechanical Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional. He has offered his company's services to assist in all of the high-tech graphics, green engineering and energy/sustainability analysis to help expedite the shows production and reduce the cost of outsourcing the technology aspects.
Again, act now; make a difference for our children and future generations helping save our planet. Become part of the solution and not the problem and please consider funding this great program and help ignite a worldwide Sustainable Revolution!
P.S, I have always been a big KickStarter fan and as marketing major I love the concept of the site and the opportunity to have a project worthy of this platform. I would like to thank everyone for the interest we have had in the program over the years from corporations, manufacturers and the general public. We hope that all of you will continue and help us achieve our goals and produce our exciting show. We believe everyone will be impressed and truly enjoy the program. It is our promise to all of you that this production will not only be hilarious but a high-tech educational and entertaining show and of course it is all for a great purpose, to help save our planet! One more thing, they say timing is everything so we gave our project a born on Earth Day 2012 launch on KickStarter. This project is our contribution this year so Happy Earth Day 2012 to everyone!
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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