"Plastic Mountains" is an activist journey shedding light on the multiple dimensions of plastic pollution. Using costumes made from plastic waste, our team will carry the weight of the plastic crisis on our shoulders from land to ocean, and cross the Alps from Munich to Venice. Our project goal is to educate as many people as we can in a creative way. By filming our journey, we aim to raise awareness for the complexity of the plastic crisis and showcase possible solutions.
Long story short, we want to educate as many people as possible about the complexity of the plastic crisis and how it negatively affects us as humans very directly. Because although “plastic” received more public attention over the last few years, it is mainly framed as an environmental problem. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Plastic is so deeply embedded in our lifestyles and our economy that we keep producing more and more, adding to the already gigantic plastic mountain of 9.6. billion metric tons (that’s the weight of 2 billion elephants!). And while we don’t (know how to) recycle it properly, plastic harms our health and makes global inequalities even worse. Fundamentally, the plastic crisis is a human crisis and we need to act now if we want to have a chance to solve it.
That is why in mid-July, our team will embark on a 6-week activist journey through the Alps, from Munich to Venice. Wearing costumes we made from plastic waste, we will literally carry the weight of the plastic crisis on our shoulders, as we host virtual and in-person events along the route to draw attention to the dimensions of the crisis – and its potential solutions.
We want to educate as many people as possible and take them with us on our journey. So we will film our hiking adventure and produce a short documentary which will be presented to a broader audience on streaming platforms and at film festivals.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
Our project goal is to:
1. reach and educate as many people as possible as the plastic crisis is a human crisis that needs everyone to act as change makers
2. raise awareness for the multidimensionality of the issue (it’s not just about using less straws, there are so many more layers that affect us in multiple ways)
3. inspire action to solve the plastic crisis through regulations, binding commitments and industry-wide changes
As we interview circular economy actors and grassroot organizations, we will inform about and reflect on five key topics of the plastic crisis:
Why would you support this project?
Move mountains to solve the plastic crisis together with us!
Become a change maker. Fund our Impact Revolution and help us to fight the plastic crisis. We are grateful for every contribution to our crowdfunding campaign because even a little goes a long way. For our PayPal Link, click here.
Why don’t you join us? Hike with us for a day or a weekend or even hike the highest parts of the alps! Fill out the following application form https://forms.gle/XDzhiDwhXh5Saq3r7 and we will be looking forward to hiking with you. For more details, just contact [email protected]
Share our campaign with your network - the more people know about Plastic Mountains the better!
Please note that we retain the right to give back donations for sponsoring options if the company, organization or individual does not act according to impact revolution values & commitments, violates human rights or causes environmental damage.
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
All crowdfunding will go into Impact Revolution's NGO account and will be used to fund:
€260 materials: backpack overcoat, wires, colors, transport (Costume & Arts Team)
€550 technical equipment: batteries, SD Cards
€4,000 events and PR costs
As soon as the above expenses are covered, any additional funding will go into the post-production of the independent short film (€10,000)
Who are the people behind the project?
Impact Revolution e.V. is an open, decentralised nonprofit organisation created by environmental activists. We use art and humanities to promote environmental advocacy and awareness.
We are out-of-the-box thinkers, creative designers, crazy dreamers who aim to make change in our community. Our organisation is 100% run by around 35 volunteers from all sorts of professional backgrounds, located all around Europe and the world!