Valhalla Movement Update – 11/12/12
*** For those unfamiliar with the Valhalla Movement: http://valhallamovement.com/mission. Also be sure to read this article series: http://www.highexistence.com/how-we-can-actually-change-the-world-pt-13/ ***
It’s hard to believe this movement only started up 3 months ago. Since the last update we have…
- Been interviewed on a 8 min segment of the most popular talk radio show in Montreal
- Been featured on the local news
- Attended a 3 day Earthship conference where Michael Reynolds himself (founder of Earthships) taught us how to build Earthships
- Seen and worked on other Earthship projects
- Received dozens of emails from people either wanting to come help, or help remotely
- Launched the website: http://valhallamovement.com
- Planned out our first massive, two-story Earthship to be constructed as soon as the snow melts in Spring
- Threw a 250+ person party at our house to raise funds for solar panels (huge success)
Beyond those concrete actions, the vision for Valhalla has become much more clear over the last month.
As you can tell, everything is falling into place. The universe is obviously behind this project because the right people and resources continually pop up at the right time.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions for the website, specifically for making what we are doing more clear!
Much love <3
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@vernalsoul, Thank you, that is exactly the criticism I was looking for! We are in the process of shooting a really cool mission video right now to put on the site, but I’ll add more info to the mission page as well. Thanks again for taking the time to review the site.
@ewingt22, :) Thank you so much for the kind words. I hope your vision in Tennessee takes off! There are so many factors to consider when creating a community like this (as we’ve discovered…) so don’t hesitate to ask about anything we’re doing.
@groig22, <3 <3 <3
@cheeky, the site will be loaded with as many transparent videos as we possibly can – we do regularly load our meeting logs on the site where we gather as a group and discuss all the ideas surrounding the project as well as what we are doing moving forward
There are so many immediate needs that its very hard to just list off!
We always need more input from other people – be it artwork, music, inspirational images, marketing ideas, video work, graphic design work etc.
We need to establish connections with new sponsors for the project – launch a giant kickstarter campaign – and secure a funds to film a documentary on the entire process!
First of all; up most respect for you and your ambitions.
Secondly; One if my dads dreams is to live sustainably, however he is a deeply analytical and consequential thinker, so sometimes the possible negative outcomes are given more weight in his mind as a reality than the positive and often more likely outcomes. Basically I’m asking for any books, videos or websites that delineate the whole idea of earth-ships, I wanna be able to market this shit to him! Since your building a community of em I guess you’d be the person to ask about this kind of info.
Its cosmic man.
Ment to be on every level. :)
It just makes sense.
Were going to be the face of human evolution.
….we already are in my book. ;D
Ive been bumping into many likeminded individuals even down here in the hood now. And every single person I mention the community plans to has become an instant supporter. Things are going to keep speeding up exponentially from here!
@rusty16x, 10 4. Sorry, i missed the videos. They look great!
I also have a ton of land in Virginia I am going to check out this year… maybe we could start one in the states?
I am an IT Director and have alot of Cisco data/voice gear if you guys think that could help. I’ll keep thinking about other stuff too. If you can come up with the list, I think you’ll be suprized what people will donate to this initiative.
@jordan, you should think (long run) about how to instruct people to set up seed-communities.
What worked, what didn’t.
How did you get so many people to join up?
Where was the funding?
How did you pick your spot, and how did you get it?
I think this stuff is more down the road, but I hope you’re storing the answers to these kind of questions now. Writing a book, on top of your blogs would possibly be a great enhancement to getting your message out.
After I’m done with all this B.S. school work, I’d like to start one in a more… acceptable… climate :)
I’m completely behind this project. The concept for a 100% sustainable life style is an idea that is absolutely too great to fail. I’m am really glad that the Valhalla Movement is setting a positive example for society. I think all humans deserve to have the option to have a home that is a environmentally friendly and 100% sustainable home. I just hope that one day i can join a project like this that is building these homes for everyone that wants it for FREE. Until my dreams come true however, i aspire to learn all i can about earth ships and will be in college for some sort of sustainable technology. If anyone ever needs help building an earth ship or starting a similar project one day contact me. i’ll will work just for the experience and knowledge.
Also i was wondering if someone in the movement tried getting some small businesses to sponsor the Project for advertising there work? It may requiter some smooth businessman to convenes them that your project is going to blow up in the media. Thus effectively advertising their product. Or have you guys thought about making a kickstarter ad on kickstarter.com?