What if all environmentalists could work together? Introducing Environmental Countdown (Video)
by nhavey, Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 09:17:05 AM EDT
Environmentalists are like worms.
Yep, earthworms. Our individual work breaks down the waste around us and churns out more healthful substances. We each cover a few square inches of our earth, and sometimes a great number of earthworms can transform a much larger patch of land. According to Charles Darwin, no living thing has had such a profound impact on history as has the earthworm.
What humans have that earthworms don't: brain power. And what many humans have that one human doesn't: collective brain power, and potential for coordinated action.
That's why we're launching and spreading the spores for Environmental Countdown. It's been in development more than a year, and with 300+ members has reached maturity. ECountdown is like a central nervous system for the environmental activist body. It allows individual activists to literally see what is happening so the right and left hands can work in concert.
A web portal that can coordinate the munching plan for earthworms? If only earthworms could clap! On this site, grassroots activists and environmental organizations alike can:
- Share videos and pictures documenting your work on environmental causes with everyone else who is dedicated to similar work across the planet
- Team up with other activists for conversation, idea sharing, planning, and action
- Share best practices
- Be inspiration, be inspired
- Get and give resources
- Earthworms that have banded together to form organizations can create their own profiles on the site and ECountdown will host and market your media for you.
In a brilliant example of this portal's power, the US Environmental Protection Agency wants to hear from earthworms like you:
Videos such as this one addressing environmental racism have already responded to the call to action. Are you a teacher? Work in the classroom? There's more where this came from.
Really, it's a platform for collaboration for all the earthdwellers that want to improve the health of this patch of ground that we all share. It's free, reliable, and environment-only. It's pro-munching, pro-digestion and open to all earthworms. So come get your dirt, put your own few inches of dirt onto the map, and be a part of this united, global effort to achieve authentic sustainability from the grassroots up. If you have a great environmental video, put it up. Spread the word. A new day is dawning on fresh dirt for environmental impact.