Help us help the hundreds of community activists out there tell the story of the oil era and the dawn of a "new normal" through a powerful presentation and training.
This is Who We Are.
Founded in 2003, Post Carbon Institute is leading the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world. We envision a world of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds.
This is What We Want To Do.
In the last year, a lot of our supporters have asked us to create a presentation for friends, neighbors and local groups that shows how we can move through and beyond the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises we face. Show us the problems. Show us what to do. Show us how to prosper. Check, check and check.
But just any presentation won't do.
We will craft an immersive, customizable experience that has the power to convince, not alienate; to propel toward immediate action, not just foster endless discussion.
As you know, great ideas cost, you know, money.
We're rich in the former, not so much in the latter.
And so, this effort to raise funds and find people who will help us deliver the presentation around the world.
The Impact of Your Support.
We're out to save the world.
This is straight talk, no hyperbole. We don't have much time and it is critical that all of us truly understand the real cost of energy production in an industrial age and how this impacts the environment, the economy and the very fabric of society.
Fact is,while we're all chafing at the bit to act (do something, anything!), even many hardcore environmentalists still don't really get it. Beyond the environment, there are numerous interwoven issues that we have to deal with... and there is no magic bullet that will save us. We have hard work to do. And a hell of a lot of it.
What We Really Need.
We're looking for $6750 to help us prepare training materials for presenters and offset the cost of working with the amazing design team at Ranch 7 Creative. By "personalized" we mean a new kind of presentation, one that allows you to insert your own images and family/community history so that your presentation resonates on a personal, local level.
We Support Creatives.
Post Carbon Institute isn't your ordinary wonky think tank. While we excel at producing highly informative, academic reports and books, it is very important to us that we always support the creative community in the process. 100% of your donation to this campaign will go to creatives. Some recent examples:
+ 300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds <-- winner of YouTube's 2010 Best Nonprofit Video Award (also by Dalton and Monstro)
Again, every penny of your support will go directly to the team at Ranch 7 Creative. They're not only talented artists, but they get the message, walk the walk and talk the talk.
Other Ways You Can Help.
Of course, not everyone has extra cash (we do accept precious metals). But that doesn't mean you can't play with us! Some ideas:
+ SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN: Post a link on Faceboo, on Twitter, on Google+, on your blog. Hack someone else's blog and post it there, too. Don't forget to talk to people in the real world, too.
+ DELIVER THE PRESENTATION: We're looking for a few good presenters. If you have the passion and can reach an audience, let us know.
+ LEARN MORE ABOUT EVERYTHING: Most of all, you can help by getting educated. By knowing the intricacies of the challenges ahead. Visit us at http://www.postcarbon.org and http://www.energybulletin.net and dive right in!
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