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  •  Crowd funding is very important, and is a way (3+ / 0-)
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    gmats, SolarMom, boatsie

    that people in the developed countries can support both  climate progress and improvement of daily life in developing countries.

    We crowd-fund a lot here.  Mostly candidates for office, sometimes other things.  There's magic in putting in my $5 or $10 or $20 contribution, whatever I can afford, and watching the Green DKos "Thermometer" rise into the thousands.  It really brings home the power of many people responding together to a need. Sometimes we really make a difference.

    This site's main push is to elect more and better Democrats.  BUt maybe some of the knowledgeable climate people here could check out some of the projects aimed at getting appropriate solar technology to poor people in the THird World.  Maybe we could raise money for one of those projects here on DKos, and spread the word -- tweet, Facebook, email, etc -- so that the organization we're supporting gets more publicity, and gathers new supporters, builds a stronger base for continued work.

    Or... I'm not sure.  I just think that some of these crowd funding ideas are really good ones, that should be combined with publicity and education and spreading the concepts further.  So it's worth thinking about what we at DKos might do to contribute to that.

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Wed May 22, 2013 at 07:38:32 PM PDT

    •  I very much agree (1+ / 0-)
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      Crowdfunding is a great way to contribute to a better world, both locally and globally.

      As a corollary, the more distributed energy gets onto the grid, the less politically powerful utilities become, and the more resilient local communities can be.

      Thanks so much for this post.

      “Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.” -- FDR, 1936

      by SolarMom on Wed May 22, 2013 at 09:35:01 PM PDT

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    •  What a fabulous idea, Fiona .... we did a project (0+ / 0-)

      here 48ForEastAfrica which raised over $10,000 for Oxfam's work in the Horn of Africa ...

      I like the idea of us focusing on a project dealing with sustainable development and climate adaptation in the developing world and running a campaign here.

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