WHY WE ARE HERE
We are on Kickstarter to raise money for Season One of our web series. During this season, we will embark on green adventures around the globe,
showing you how to connect with locals, give back and minimize one’s
tourist footprint all while experiencing the amazing thrills and
indescribable beauty the world has to offer! The web series will be
complemented by blogs, tweets, news, and other cool stuff on our website
We will venture to three destinations (Los Angeles, Mexico, and one
surprise location to be determined) and produce four to five, 5 to 7
minute webisodes per destination. This makes a total of 12-15 webisodes of pure, green fun for you to enjoy! If all goes as
planned, Season One should be ready for release by Spring 2013.
This money will go towards:
- filming and supplies (about 35%)
- hotel, food, and travel (10%)
- editing (about 30%)
- fulfilling rewards (10%)
- Kickstarter and Amazon fees (10%)
- and all those
little odds and ends that go along with production (5%).
While our team and our travel will be very lean, we do need a place to sleep at night and something to eat while on location. And, in the spirit of true sustainability, we’d like to compensate those working on the project for their time and their skills. In order to make it all come together, we need you (and anyone you know) to help! In return, we promise you great entertainment, the awesome rewards to the right, and a chance to be part of something that could change the world.
Click here to check out our teaser episode.
Let’s face it – we love to travel. Navigating the endless alleyways of a Middle Eastern bazaar, diving into an island’s turquoise waters alongside a pod of dolphins, and strolling the cobblestone streets of some ancient city while indulging in our third scoop of gelato give us the sense that time has ceased and that we’re on the cusp of achieving pure bliss.
With 982 million international tourist arrivals in 2011, it’s clear that crossing the globe has never been easier. But with your average plane producing 244 lbs of carbon for each mile that it flies, your average cruise ship passenger accountable for over 7 lbs of waste per day, and only 55% of tourism revenue going back into the local economy, it is also clear that all of this trekking can be hard on the environment and the people who live there.
Yet, many communities and even entire countries depend on tourists for income and job generation. So, what's the solution? You are! And we are going to help you get there.
The Green Globetrotter aims to enable everyone – from singles or families to seniors in retirement – to travel green and to have fun while they do it! Through our web series, we plan to explore countries, cultures, and communities with an eco-conscious attitude, discovering how giving back and minimizing your tourist footprint will help preserve the earth’s future while providing an authentic, unique, and rewarding travel experience. Not only will you be thoroughly entertained, you will also be inspired to travel smart, travel green (TM) and ensure that the places you love to visit are around for years to come!
Please, help us reach our goal to make this project a reality by donating and by tweeting, blogging, and sharing it with your family, friends, and acquaintances. You can also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. We cannot thank you enough!
More about THIS PROJECT'S CREATOR
The Green Globetrotter was created by Kendall Gayle, a native Angeleno. She has been an avid traveler since the age of 17, when she was given the opportunity to study in Paris for a month. The travel bug bit, and after another summer in France, a semester in Budapest, and two community service trips to Mexico, she packed up her hard-earned Business degree and moved to Paris. A year of sipping café, strolling along the Champs Elysées, and reveling in life as a European led her to accept a job in the U.K. But, two years later, she found herself back on the Caribbean beaches of Mexico teaching English and monitoring the health of the second largest reef in the world. It was in those azure waters that she realized her travels had a theme: leave a small footprint but a big impact. Yet, with cheap deals and all-inclusive resorts saturating the market, friend after friend would ask her, "How do you do it?" And so, The Green Globetrotter was born to inspire, educate, and demonstrate how easy it is to travel green.