About this project
Hello out there in Kickstarter world! EcoJaunt here! We are creating an Eco-Educational video website filled with sustainable tactics anyone can apply to their lives. We are traveling the good old USA and visiting organic farms, sustainable communities, and ingenious individuals who are making green living a top priority. You can read on, or watch an entertaining song and dance version (click video above) for the same information plus some audio-visual sauce on the side!
Our mission is to create an entertaining, interactive, eco-educational video website that will spread sustainable ideas globally via the internet and locally by region through the towns and schools we visit. By making our videos fun, we hope to inspire people to integrate more sustainable choices into their lifestyles.We hope to reach all different demographics and communities with our project, allowing both urban and rural communities and individuals to connect, share ideas and have free access to this information via the internet. Our goal is to obtain and spread knowledge that is pertinent to people of differing economic, social, and geographic backgrounds in order to provide relevant information to a broad spectrum of people.
We believe that fun is a major ingredient in life and this shapes how we engage people. We spice up our interviews and interactions by adding fun fennel to our knowledge noodles.When people see how stoked we are about their sustainable tactics, and how eager we are to spread their knowledge, they become exponentially excited and we believe that this excitement is a key element for humans. This adds value to how they perceive their choices and we believe this energy is key to helping the movement grow.
We need moola to travel and eat and continue to create these videos. At the beginning of our trip, we calculated that gas (yeah, we know, we use fossil fuels boooo!) would cost us $9000 and food would run around $8000 for the two of us for a year. Additionally, there have been (and will continue to be) automotive repairs, insurance costs, and maintenance on our beautiful home AKA van, The Rally Wagon. Plus, costs for harddrives, camera gear, and other necessary technical equipment have run up a bill. Until this very moment, we've been using our lifesavings to fund this trip because we think it's important, but those funds are running low.
Help us raise money so that we can continue this important project and promote sustainable living practices to all the world!
Check out our site and keep us goin' strong!!
We also have an option for larger donations to be placed through our Non-Profit Fiscal Sponsors making that donation tax deductible. Please contact us for details.
Remember, our videos are now, and always will be, free for anyone to view and use in the teaching and promotion of sustainable practices!
Here are three examples of videos from our website. Give them a looksy, we want to continue creating and spreading fun eco-educational tools like these!
Kung-Fu Comfrey was created in Chicago, IL with Mikey 'Rutabega' Repkin, who volunteers with multiple high schools to teach kids how to farm, garden, and sustain themselves. In this video, he teaches three different methods for using comfrey as green manure!
Alternative Building is a film created with Paul Shippee of Crestone Solar School in Colorado. This Solar Scholar teaches workshops on alternative building and sustainable energy design methods. In this video, we showcase a variety of different building methods and discuss different elements necessary in alternative building! If this one sparks your interest, there's a good handful more with Paul Shippee on our site that teach more specific elements of solar power.
Little Bitty BioChar was filmed in Ilwaco, WA with Jim Karnofski, our Big Daddy of BioChar! In this film, Jim teaches us a little bit about biochar's importance and how to make this magic stuff!
- Learn to make sustainable choices (EcoJaunt.org)
- Give us some cash and get some cool shtuff
- Spread the Stoke!
And Thank You!!!!!!!!
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