Our Story - we are GreenXC
We are an organization of young professionals in the fields of public relations, marketing, photography, journalism and business and we are LOVERS OF NATURE, TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE determined to make an impact on the preservation of our National Parks and Forests.
At the end of July, we are setting out on a three-week mission to get cross country using only ride-shares and conduct a national outreach and awareness campaign for parks and forests with the support of USDA National Forest Services. Stopping at various destinations along the way we will be documenting our travels and taking our followers along our journey through our website.
National Parks are America's Best Idea; GreenXC's cross-country ride-share is a close second. It's a wonderful, simple and exciting idea to help save our National Parks. Can't wait to hear of your travels.
It is important to keep forests standing. I hope this will help.
"You're doing more to help raise awareness with your campaign than us in natural resources management have in a long time. Thank u! You are reaching more people on a 1 to 1 level than most biologists."
We noticed that with all the new technologies and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter the people of our generation and younger are more glued to their computers and spend a lot more time indoors. This can prove hazardous to the future of National Parks and Forests, several of which are already endangered.
We want to educate them on the beauty that is our National Parks and Forests and take the internet platforms that they frequent and have them come along a journey cross country that we will take via ride-shares. The reason we are selecting ride-share is so that we reduce our own carbon footprint and promote carpooling and sharing rides. As we go to each national park or forest, one of our team members is a professional travel photographer and writer so we will write about the parks and show video footage and imagery to get our readers/viewers excited. With each park we visit, people will be able to donate through out website directly to their national park or forest of choice. 100% of all donations made through our website will go to national parks and forests.
The whole goal of this project is to 1. Promote Ridesharing/Carpooling to reduce the nation's carbon footprint 2. Promote our National Parks and Forests to the younger generation 3. Raise money to be donated directly to the parks and forests 4. Tell the story of people we meet along the way and raise awareness for Green Businesses.
We will be doing this through our website, http://www.greenxc.com and through our social networks
What is Ride Sharing?
seeks to address two major problems.
As our nations deficit continues to grow, government funding for national parks and forests diminishes. With the increasing environmental risks threatening our parks and forests today, it is even more imperative to strengthen wildlife protection. Without sufficient funding, both parks and forests will be unable to sustain operations.
At the same time, the young generation has little awareness of the treasures contained in the national parks and forests and knows even less about the hardships they are facing. They are the driving force behind future social and political policies of our nation, and without their support, the outlook for protecting nature looks bleak.
To make an impact, we must tap into Americas young generation and work to instill in them the value of this cause.
What We Need & What You GetWe need everyone's help in raising money to get us cross country and make this campaign possible. The money we receive through indiegogo will be going to production and execution of this project (website, hosting, any additional production costs), money for gas for our ride-shares, food and lodging throughout our journey and entrance fee to get into the various parks we visit along the way. Any money left over will be donated directly to the National Forests and Parks.
Other Ways You Can Help
Can't help with donations at this moment? There are other ways you can help!
Share a Ride help us achieve our goal.
The success of GreenXC and the future of the National Parks and Forests is in your hands. For both to succeed we need you. Help us get to our nations parks and forests and across the country. Join us on our adventure and from our hard work and planning it is sure to be an exceptional time.
Contact us if you could give us a ride along the way. You get to participate in our plans and get featured in our website articles. Have a story to tell? Come share it with us as we drive along. We want to get to know the people of our country and the fascinating personalities.
Spread the Word help us reach out to the world.
No money to offer, no car to share, no problem!
You too can still be part of the GreenXC team and create real change. Help us spread the word of the great adventure we are embarking on and the help we are building for the National Parks and Forests.
Do you blog? Give us a shout out.
Are you a redditor ? (one of us is an addict) Please tell your favorite subreddit about us and upboat GreenXC posts.
Twitter got you hooked? Send us some love @greenXcountry.
Of course when procrastinating on Facebook, come over to our page check out the latest and share with your friends and facebook buddies.
And always get in touch with us directly.
Be a Part of Something Great - We Can Come Together and Protect Our Future!