A Sustainable Reality: Redefining Roots is a brand new on going web series that will ideally motivate and inspire others to the idea that a sustainable future is possible.
In order to continue this process we are currently taking donations through our website:
We need your contributions for three main reasons:
1) More Gear:
Proper film equipment unfortunately does not come cheap, and there is still plenty we would like to acquire.
2) Storage! Storage! Storage!
In order to continue filming as a large ongoing project we will need plenty of hard drives to store all of the footage we shoot. Also, as we set up our new websites we will need plenty of storage to house our internal servers.
3) Travel Expenses:
We aspire to document and unite various individual and community grow projects across the globe.
Our mission through this project is to create a hub where all of these small grassroots efforts can connect and feed off of one another, and in turn form a thriving collective network.
This transformation is already happening all around us, making a sustainable reality more possible now than it ever has been previously. By utilizing modern technology we hope to offer one of the first intimate glimpses into the way all of us can combine our efforts to redefine our roots. By starting at the community level and branching outwards we will broadcast this progress through an ongoing series of video blogs, which ideally will help connect various spirited individuals. Your inspiration will in turn inspire others towards taking an active role in the future of their neighborhoods, and our planet.
Through the help of a series of collaborators we have been filming the evolutionary process taking place at a facility known as "The Plant." What once was a former packing facility is now being transformed into Chicago's first vertical industrial reuse farm project. Already we have amassed an extensive collection of footage, photos, community connections, and friendships.
The Plant, is in a young stage, with plenty of room to grow. As it evolves we will document its transformation, and the individuals making it happen. We will also be showcasing trial and error methods being used to convert this once forgotten piece of architecture, into an urban garden. In addition to this we will be offering a series of DIY tutorials in attempts to spread some of these new grow methods to various people around the country and the globe.
In addition to our focus on The Plant we will also be reporting on a multitude of other community projects to help connect people to the idea that this is possible anywhere. We want to make it very clear that The Plant is just a tiny example of what can blossom from this kind of immeasurable motivation.
Thank you, enjoy, and keep checking back for new episodes!