If you watch TV, read the newspaper, or even just walk outside to check out the weather you’ve probably realized that there are some pretty big problems in the world right now. Inequality, war, peak oil, and of course the biggest of all: Climate Change.
It can be overwhelming. During our time in Africa, digesting all that we saw was just as exhausting as the cycling. As we finished up our time on the continent, we decided we wanted to take action, to try and make the world even just a little bit better. The only question was: How?
How do you fight such seemingly insurmountable problems?
This section is our little attempt to answer that question – for ourselves and for anyone who has gone through the same thought process as us, from cluelessness to depression to anger to a helpless need to just do something. We’re traveling overland from New York to Rio, filming grassroots environmental organizations along the way, trying to dig up the good news about the environment.
And the good news is, so much is already being done! From transition initiatives to community gardens and cooperative houses, all over the world ordinary people are working on just the problems that seemed so overwhelming to us. We are now traveling to see it all, to learn what is happening and how other people can do the same. This section of the site then contains information about all the cool projects we visit, with videos and interviews with the people who make them tick, and with more information on how ordinary people like us and like you can do the same.
You can look through the list by name of the project, by type of project, or by country. Hopefully they’re successes will inspire the rest of us to go out and get working to tackle some of the world’s problems ourselves!
And of course, if anyone has any suggestions of other organizations we should visit along our route, don’t hesitate to get in touch!