Cellist and singer Wes Swing and his band are raising funds for a bio-fuel tour van and sustainable touring project!
What Drives Us:
In the past year, we have toured the east coast, west coast, and western Europe. It has been an inspiration to share our live music with such wonderful people and we want to continue moving forward in a sustainable way. This bio-fuel van project will enable us to tour as a full band while minimizing cost and environmental impact. Let's face it...gas is expensive and polluting! And we believe that touring on bio-fuel is simply the right thing to do. Honoring the spirit of the music is our mission, and a bio-fuel van brings us closer to that spirit. This project is much bigger than us! In addition to touring on bio-fuel, we have launched biotouring.com as a serious resource to other bands looking to tour green. Thank you in advance for your support of this important campaign!Plenty more info about what we're up to, videos, etc. at our official website
What Will Help Drive Us:
With this Kickstarter, we hope to raise $12,000 to fund the purchase of a touring van and to cover the cost of converting that van to run on bio-diesel fuel. This bio-fueled van will provide us with a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way to continue sharing our music with others, but it also allows the entire band to actually tour together with all of our equipment. We like to think of it as a french fry cello-mobile!!
How You Can Help:
In addition to pledging a secure donation on Kickstarter in return for some great limited-edition rewards (see below for images), we would greatly appreciate passing this Kickstarter page along to folks interested in this cause. Family, co-workers, non-profits, and friends.
How To Share:
At the top of this page, right under the video, are several ways to help us achieve our goal without any monetary obligation. Sharing our campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and throughout your other social networks helps us spread the word about this important project. PLUS, if you tag @Wes Swing on Facebook and/or @wesswingmusic on Twitter, we'll send you a free digital unreleased song as a thank you!
More about Bio-Fueled Vans:
So how can a van running on bio-diesel help the environment? Using biodiesel as a vehicle fuel increases energy security, improves public health and produces 75% less emissions than traditional fuel. Bio-diesel can be created using recycled vegetable oils and even restaurant fryer grease and there are many locations across the US that provide bio-diesel, allowing us numerous options to choose from and plan tours around.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.