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An App, Hank Green & Thought Bubble

 
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After listening to Paul's last couple Podcasts I realize I have an underlying dream I really want to make this happen:

If the permies forums where an application that could have the skip badges and courses made available through Paul all available on a mobile app this community would explode. I don't doubt that one of the biggest hurdles to expanding this community is the lack of availability to mobile users and people who are used to an app interface. It would mean a large influx of level 1 permaculture people which would be may be difficult to manage but if the goal is to create a larger community and infect more mine's I think this is the way we need to go.

That brings me to Hank Green. Hank Green, the host and founder of Crash Course and many other things, lives in Missoula. that means that he and his staff and his Warehouse are all right there in Missoula Montana. Hank & John Green for the last several years have been working with partners in health in Sierra Leone to help reduce maternal mortality and it has been a big rallying cry that their Community, the Nerdfighters, have gotten behind and raise lots of money for.

Nerdfighters are a huge audience interested in combating climate change and doing what they can personally to "Reduce World Suck". I can only imagine what a powerhouse Hank and Paul could be if they decided that they had enough common goals to work together. I believe that with Paul's experience with crowd fundraising and deep experience in permaculture methods that are being applied in an area that Hank Green can personally identify with could be what the Green brothers would be interested in working with. I also think that the large audience with similar interests to our own community and their experience building multiple businesses and YouTube videos and audiences would be invaluable for advancing permaculture.

I'm located all the way out in Oregon but if somehow it would help that I drove my butt out to Missoula to help accommodate this happening I would make that happen. I also don't have any personal experience with building or designing applications and have limited graphic design experience. I could probably put a team of people together who could work on that but that's yet to be seen.

I would love to know how much support this idea has from the broader community and I would really like to know what Paul has to say about Hank and or John Green, have you ever met these guys? Was I know Missoula is a tiny town I would be kind of shocked if you were not familiar with Hank by now.
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Oh yeah! Thought bubble, by the way is a company that makes animations that are featured in crash course videos. without much technical experience we can put together permaculture videos and use a company like that bubble to create a much more engaging animated experience. just another thought that was kind of tangential to the whole Hank Green collaboration.
 
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https://permies.com/t/56704/chance-SciShow-youtube-hook-Wheaton#478833
 
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paul wheaton wrote:https://permies.com/t/56704/chance-SciShow-youtube-hook-Wheaton#478833



Thank you Paul! I did see that and I messaged David to see if he had any more interest in pursuing a collaboration with Hank. I know he's a very busy guy, too, so if he doesn't understand what it is you guys are doing out there he likely isn't looking for more projects. I will do what I can here, I think we would need to have the idea for the form the collaboration would take in order to have something to propose.

That said, I think the app is much more important and impactful in terms of expanding our community, marketing for projects & infecting minds with permaculture! My partner is going to school for network & security, my oldest son is learning to program & I could likely put together a team to push this project forward enough to get it to a Kickstarter phase but if it's just me it'll take a while. I have had this thought nagging long enough though I would love to see it though!


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