Crowdsourcing Mornings: Worse Than Poop

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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1983721999/worse-than-poop
Vanessa Warheit and son Elliot got the idea for Worse Than Poop! on Earth Day, 2013.  They were biking through traffic, and she just learned an astonishing fact: Over 2 million pounds of CO2 gets spewed into the air every second.  In fact, we are creating more than 38 billion tons of carbon dioxide pollution every year – and here in the US, almost a third of that pollution comes from transportation.  CO2 is tricky: in normal amounts, it isn’t pollution – but at that scale, it is. In fact, adding such a massive amount of extra CO2 to our atmosphere threatens the climate that all life depends on.  It’s threatening her son’s future. Heck, it’s threatening her future!  But how do you get people to care about a pollutant they can’t smell, or taste, or see?
Biking to work, she got an idea for a film that would be funny, engaging, and significant – for general audiences, and for kids – and that might make a difference.  What if the people in the cars around me could see the carbon pollution coming out of their tailpipes?  What if all that pollution looked and smelled like poop?  Poop, like CO2, can be good – if you have the right amount to sustain the life cycle . But when you have a lot, well – that’s a problem. It seemed like an apt analogy.  And a funny one.  By making kids laugh, they could introduce them to the need for a solution.  And by making parents laugh, they might engage entire families in this issue.  So Worse Than Poop! went from being an Idea to being a Project.  And with your help, it will soon become a Movie.
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As of May 9th, this project has raised around $11,457 of their $21,000 goal. This project only has 22 days left to raise the $21,000 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $25, you will get a digital download of the film as soon as it’s done – plus exclusive video updates, a social media shout-out, your name in the credits, and even more good karma.  For a pledge of $100, you will get a DVD of the finished film (plus DVD extras), in an eco-friendly green sleeve, and a Worse Than Poop! temp tattoo.  Plus great karma, exclusive updates, a social media shout-out, and a thank you in the website credits.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1983721999/worse-than-poop

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