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.