A Nelson environmentalist was inspired by author Tom Rand to create a documentary about his work with clean energy and climate change.

Nelsonite inspired by Tom Rand

Barbara Bergen wants to help society transition to clean energy.

One Kootenay environmentalist is putting climate disruption expert Tom Rand’s message into action and has started an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund the cost of making a documentary film about him.

The funds raised will also go towards buying television advertisements that encourage voters to make clean energy a priority in the next election.

The first phase of the project has a goal of hitting $9,700 by June 6, and by press time Barbara Bergen had raised 67 per cent of that, with 58 people having donated $6,545.

“We’re well on our way to achieving our first goal: TV ads to inspire people to vote for a transition to clean energy. This election year is all-important,” posted Bergen on the site.

For this project Bergen teamed up with local environmentalist Laura Sacks, the area organizer for the Citizen’s Climate Lobby.

“To get Rand’s message out to a large enough audience, we need to get it onto mainstream television,” writes Bergen.

“If we act now, we can mitigate a very scary future not just for us, but for our children and grandchildren.”

The documentary about Rand will be one-hour long. The budget for the project is $82,500. Additional money will go towards pitching foundations and funding bodies.

Contributors to the campaign can receive everything from a DVD of the complete film to an associate producer credit.

For more information visit Waking the Frog – A Documentary Film & Ad Campaign on Indiegogo.

 

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