You just completed Level 1: Finding your way to our project page. You can now watch our teaser video above in order to complete Level 2. It will give you the building blocks you need for the rest of the game. Yes, the adventure has already begun...
To spice up the experience, interact with our project by completing the 4 levels on this page.
You’re looking here at a team of 6 -quite awesome- social entrepreneurs, with a vision and a mission to accomplish. Compostory.org is a freshly established nonprofit organization with big plans! Let us tell you a bit more about it.
You know the challenge now:
As of today, too few cities are reaping the insane benefits from recycling their organic waste. In 2013, most cities around the world have yet to take advantage of their “waste”. Organic waste often accounts for more than two thirds of the total waste landfilled.
When food waste is disposed in a landfill, it rots and becomes a major source of methane – a potent greenhouse gas with more than 20 times the global warming potential of CO2. In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that diverting organic waste from landfills will avoid 6.3 million metric tons of methane per year in the country, the equivalent of keeping 24 million cars off the road each year!
(Yes, that’s scary… Level 3 – What’s your reaction? ReTweet to educate your friends:
“In the US, diverting all organic waste from landfills is the equivalent of keeping 24 million cars off the road each year! #compostory @compostoryorg”
Don’t have twitter? You can share your reaction at firstname.lastname@example.org )
In the Driver’s Seat…
In the driver’s seat: Local governments. They need our help! It’s time to start cashing in that treasure that keeps building on.
It's much easier for municipalities to make things happen if they get clear answers to all the legitimate questions they ask themselves:
And that’s the problem: Most cities don’t know the answers to those questions: Nobody is knocking on their door to bring them up to speed. So they do nothing, but the clock is ticking.
Waving a Magic Wand?
Ok, so we need to help local governments understand what they can do with organic waste, and urgently at that. Fortunately, there is a lot of knowledge in the field already and enough success stories. The problem is that it’s quite difficult (even discouraging) for a project team who is getting started to access proper content on the topic. The existing knowledge could be much better packaged and distributed, using the digital formats we can leverage today.
That’s the big idea: The best knowledge in the field needs to be turn-key, on-demand, and only one click-away from anyone anywhere. And it shouldn’t cost anything, so everyone can understand the basics and get the big picture. Makes sense?
This is where we step in!
Our expertise is in Digital Media & Education and today we are in the position of catering to this global need.
A Learning Center, Online
Yes, we can change the game by developing and aggressively marketing a catalog of free online courses for cities to learn more about recycling organic waste.
The courses will feature video formats showcasing industry experts discussing success stories and teaching the basics. The goal is to create awareness, get the participants excited about the opportunities and provide them with all they need to SHAKE THE ROOM at their next meeting!
(Level 4 – SHAKE THE ROOM! and join our community or room shakers: Take 5 seconds and give us a “like” on http://www.facebook.com/compostory.org )
Own a Piece of the Solution…And Get Your City Onboard!
Of course, we want you on the team.
With your help, we can make this project happen and knock on the door of 200 cities worldwide to distribute a first set of online courses. And because we want you to co-own this, we offer you the opportunity to add the city of your choice to the distribution list! In other words, you become an influencer…
Or we’re in bad shape…
The Research & Development part of this project is being financed by a sponsor but we are still missing the budget for production and distribution. If we don’t raise all the money in this campaign, we won’t be able to deliver the unique content we are developing.
How to Join Our Quest?
Whether it’s spreading the word via social media, telling the story to your mother, or donating a few bucks, your participation is a must! And we came up with great perks for you.
Take one last look at the scary data above, but don’t fret! Breathe deeply, put your hand on the mouse, and help us do something about it!
Thank you for your help!
Video animated by Fenja Heijkenskjöld fenjaheijkenskjold.com/
Script by Fenja Heijkenskjöld & Camille Duran
Soundtrack by Thomas Chrysochoos
Special thanks to Rachel Skaarup
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