Healthy Home Healthy Planet

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Raised by 45 people in 24 months
Hi, I’m John Livermore and I’m on a mission to change the way Americans think about the impact of their home on the health of our planet. Building off of the success of my own home, the first positive energy home renovation in Massachusetts, and one of only a handful in the country, I'm starting a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Healthy Home Healthy Planet (H3P), with my colleague Dr. Paul Wolff. Our mission is to empower people to decrease or eliminate their home’s carbon footprint and increase their quality of life. Our vision is a world with healthy and sustainable homes powered by clean energy. 

Healthy Home Healthy Planet (H3P) will take a leadership role in massively stimulating homeowner demand for clean energy and efficiency services. Providing a vital missing piece, H3P will bring the game-changing idea of ‘Net Positive Energy’ homes (that generate more energy than they use) to the mainstream average homeowner. We will seek to make 'Net Positive Energy' a household term, and empower people with information and resources to make it easy for them to take action.

H3P understands that it is essential to also engage people on an emotional level about the health of their home, family, and the planet, in order to galvanize commitment and action. We will make clear the link between home energy use and the health of our planet, while articulating the compelling value proposition of energy and non-energy benefits. H3P will engage, educate, raise awareness, motivate, and seek to make common and contagious the Net Positive Energy concept with the general public - clearly connecting the dots - so that people want it because it's the new social norm.
We are asking for $5,000 to launch Healthy Home Healthy Planet (H3P) as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Here are our estimated start-up costs: 

$2,500 - Legal, Accounting, Trademark, Insurance
$750 - State, Federal & Local filing fees
$1,000 - Website development, business cards
$750 - Board of Directors recruiting & Kickoff meeting

We are seeking these funds immediately, as we have a summer intern lined up (Mr. Dan Linger, a Junior at Bentley College) whose salary ($5,600) can be 100% paid for by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center if we’re registered as a non-profit organization. Having our non-profit 501(c)(3) status will also help enormously in securing additional funding to achieve the mission of the organization.

The urgency of our funding request is also tied to the urgency of reducing home carbon pollution as much as possible, as quickly as possible, in order to help preserve a livable climate. If all homes in the U.S. were to achieve Net Positive Energy we would reach the 26-28% carbon reduction goal that the U.S. committed to at the 2015 Paris Climate Summit. We are passionate to help make that happen!

We are incredibly grateful to you for any contribution you can make! Please know that your donation is more than a monetary contribution, it is an investment in your future, your family's future, and the health of our planet!! With sincere thanks!!! 

For donations of $100 or more we’ll send you a Healthy Home Healthy Planet T-shirt!

www.HealthyHomeHealthyPlanet.org
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Hi,

Heartfelt thanks to you for your support of our mission to transform Americans’ awareness about the impact of their home on the health of our planet! Thanks to you we were able to launch Healthy Home Healthy Planet and secure a small grant from the Energy Federation to help support our ‘Positive Energy’ media campaign. Our PR consultant has already arranged a recent article in Commonwealth Magazine “Stopping Climate Change Starts at Home”, an interview on ‘The Money Pit’ a nationally syndicated radio show, and is currently exploring interviews on regional NPR and PRI shows.

We want to take our ‘Positive Energy’ media campaign national and reach as many people as possible! We are in discussions with the Zero Energy Project and the Net Zero Energy Coalition about potentially partnering, however the big challenge of course is funding!

If you are interested in further supporting our work to build a healthier planet, please consider making a tax-deductible donation before the end of 2017.

There has never been a more important time to come together to communicate the urgency of acting boldly on climate change, and empower people with the awareness and tools they need to take action!! This is our mission and our commitment to you!!

With heartfelt gratitude,
John

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/opinion/stopping-climate-change-starts-home/
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Hi,

Happy Holiday wishes!!!

We’re now in the home stretch, and are only $825 away from our goal of $5,000.
A big huge Thank You to each of you who has donated to Healthy Home Healthy Planet!!

We would like to close out 2016 having achieved our GoFundMe goal, and use that success to help leverage funding from some of the 50 foundations and funding organizations we will be reaching out to in early 2017.

Now more than ever we need to come together to communicate the urgency of acting boldly on climate change, and empower people with the awareness and tools they need to take action!! That is our mission and our commitment to you!!

Now that we have our IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status, all donations to Healthy Home Healthy Planet are 100% tax deductible.

Please consider making an end-of-year donation to help get us to our funding goal. Any amount helps… $5, $10, $25 or whatever you can afford.

Here’s to a successful 2017!!!

With heartfelt gratitude,
John
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Hi, Heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s donated!! We’re now over 80% of the way to our goal of $5,000!!

And here’s our good news report:
1) We have re-hired our excellent intern Dan Linger for the Fall semester through the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center internship program. Dan has been instrumental in developing our social media presence and has been doing extensive research to prepare for our foundation grant applications.
2) We now have a 3-member Board of Directors and, once we are funded, will be looking to expand the Board to at least 5 members. Our new insurance policy covers all Board members with regard to their involvement with Healthy Home Healthy Planet.
3) Our 10-minute Healthy Home Healthy Planet video has over 2,000 views on YouTube and has won another award for excellence
from the Alliance for Community Media.
4) Healthy Home Healthy Planet is featured in the debut episode of EcolibriumTV: https://vimeo.com/187101101
5) Now that we have our IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status, all donations to Healthy Home Healthy Planet are tax deductible!!

Our next steps are to:
Apply for funding to multiple foundations to begin the initiatives outlined in our 10-page funding proposal.
Apply for a Federal Trademark.
Get our accounting system set up.

All of this is happening because of YOU!!!

With much gratitude,
John
Debut episode of EcolibriumTV
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Hi, Heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s donated!! We’re now 2/3rds of the way to our goal - we’re almost there!!
And we have good news to report:
1) Our very excellent Dan Linger has started his 12-week summer internship with Healthy Home Healthy Planet.
2) Our 10-minute Healthy Home Healthy Planet video has just been named a winner in the Alliance for Community Media's Hometown Media Awards.
3) Today we received our IRS Letter of Determination granting Healthy Home Healthy Planet non-profit tax exempt status under IRC Section 501(c)(3), so we can now officially accept tax deductible contributions from donors! Wow!!
Our next steps are to apply for a Federal Trademark, get our accounting system and insurance set up, and most importantly to get foundation funding to begin the initiatives outlined in our 10-page funding proposal. This is all happening because of YOU!!!

With much gratitude,
John
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