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Help OWS Crowdfund Films About Sustainable Communities

Help OWS Crowdfund Films About Sustainable Communities

Over the past two months, much attention has been paid to the Occupy Wall Street protests, and their political and economical goals. But some would argue these aren’t the most inspirational events to come out of the OWS movement.

Last week, Care2 brought you the story of Times Up! which is working to bring bike powered generators to the Occupation at Zuccotti Park in New York City. The occupiers had gas-powered generators, but they were confiscated by the city. Through pedal power, Occupiers can charge their phones, access the internet, and stay warm through the cold winter nights.

We also told you about the OWS Sustainability Working Group, which has helped establish a guerrilla gardening and composting project at the park, further erasing the Occupation’s ecological footprint.

Now,†One Pack Productions and Seismologik Media (the folks behind the amazing video in the guerrilla gardening post)†have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them showcase some of the amazing people who are taking action to be the change they wish to see in the world.

From the campaign’s page on IndieGoGo:

Over the course of the coming weeks, we will create a series of short films which will focus primarily on sustainability topics such as: alternative energy, bike power, recycling, composting, farming+food, localization,† creative reuse, alternative economic models, urban gardening, bee keeping, natural building, greywater systems, and biodiversity.

We want to bring you the knowledge and the stories of many human beings, who are deeply committed to people care, planet care, and fair share.

These films will be made available to the public on an open source website currently in development.†At this critical stage of our process, we are crucially in need of equipment, server space, and the means to bring aboard a few good people to help us continue our work for as long as these occupations thrive.

Take a look at the partnership’s second film about permaculture efforts at Occupy Wall Street below:

Occupy Wall Street is about more than just politics and a broken financial system. As Shareable writer Alpha Lo put it recently, OWS protesters are†”modeling a possible socio-economic-political paradigm for how society can run. It is a model the whole world is beginning to watch. For those who come and participate in it, its a learning experience, a training in this new paradigm.”

Learn more about how to create the change you wish to see in the world by supporting this crowdfunding effort.

Related Reading:

Guerrilla†Gardening†Project†Blooms At Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street Builds Bike-Powered Generators

Occupy Wall Street Composting, Distributing It To The Community

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4:44PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

It's great that they are doing everything they can to reduce the impact they have on the environment. Go OWS, Go!

1:42PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Here's my declaration of the 99%, which you can feel free to post/share/whatever.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/11/need-vs-greed

1:40PM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Here's my declaration of the 99%, which you can feel free to post/share/whatever.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/11/need-vs-greed

3:32AM PST on Nov 16, 2011

Really, Lisa L.? Did you even watch the video? Could you create a greywater system, or grow a garden off of very little that feeds a whole bunch of people, right in the middle of the city? Let me ask you something, do you have hope for the future of this society?

I commend this group of dedicated people, and it seems like OWS is doing it right, or at least the best that they possibly can.

1:49AM PST on Nov 11, 2011

Amazing wot these guys are doing!

9:27AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Hi everyone:

Thank you for all of your comments. Please support our efforts by making a small gift (if you can) or by retweeting and sharing this project on your social networks. You have our deepest gratitude.

8:56AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

I feel sorry for people like Lisa L. because they are blind to the truth. These protesters represent EVERYTHING this country is suppose to be about. Are there a few bad eggs, of course and some of them were planted to take away the meaning of the protest.

We can't afford to wait any longer if we hope to rebuild our country. The protest have spread around the world because the crooks don't just want America, they want the WORLD.

8:52AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

OWS needs to lead the way towards ever larger actions:

OCCUPY: HOW ABOUT A NATIONAL STRIKE?

8:47AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Amazing what people can do, individually grouped for the common good, once all the trimmings that once seemed necessary are stripped away. Back to the future, our earlier settlers were so motivated to a greater good. Shame on what we've allowed ourselves to become.

7:51AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

OWS is phenomenal!
After working & struggling & being pushed out of my job due to health reasons,then watching "Inside Job" from the library,realizing it was all stacked against me,I was bereft. I googled-I have no vote,now what? I got October2011,which I signed up for,then OWS was getting their 1st amendment rights abused. I went there. Hope restored! GA,working groups,& now even Adam Sandler is supportive. So as my health continues to deteriorate,I can follow OWS progress. My son will have a better future,even if his genes lead him down the same trail. His hard work will sustain him. He won't have to fall on his sword for corporate profit. Maybe I will even get a bit better & go back to DC for Thanksgiving. Because I have a whole lot of thanks to be giving!

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