Most of you know that I have been nurturing an ecoactivism project for many years now, and with extra focus since I nearly died in May 2018. When I was in the ICU, I asked why had I survived and what was keeping me alive? It was a very intense time that lasted a long while. I was in the hospital for six weeks, and I spent a lot of that time contemplating the meaning of life and my role on earth.
I pretty quickly got the answer that I was ‘still with us’ because of this ecoactivism project, Yes 2 Earth Now ; that I have important work to do and dying wasn’t an option. This deep sense of purpose has been incredibly helpful to me while I continue to deal with some chronic conditions that might otherwise feel too hard to overcome. My sense of excitement and commitment to the ideas I want to share with you, with everyone, and I do mean literally the whole world – and the novel ways in which all this can be carried out – all of this has been my lifeline, along with my beloved Mark, and friends and family who have been amazing. I am blessed. And I have started to delineate my vision on a website that is up, but still in development.
So how did I end up here, organizing a global DIY art & comedy campaign to save the planet? Truth be told, I literally had a vision some 12 years or so ago. I was on a retreat. I saw that we can restore our planet, with the help of all the world's citizens. And it can be a joy! If we make it fun, funny even, we can get to some good truths and get real. It has taken years of research to get to this point, and I am thrilled with the warm reception I am getting with all my early key figures as we get this big baby up and running. Thank you, helpers! The new 'Wild Economy' awaits!
I am seeking support to carry us for the next number of months, not quite a year. We are applying for SBA loans but don't know yet what the final story is on that; regardless, those are strictly for business use and we also have to move our household by November 1st. We are still looking. We need enough space for us (and the 3 kitties), as well as for our 2 home offices and some production studio space. I will be working on the Yes 2 Earth Now project, and in support of this and other projects, I am founding a non-profit institute (more on that later) and starting a podcast series called Tobey Crockett's Wild Frontier. It's going to be a lot of fun! And impactful as well.
Thank you for reading this far. This is just the very first appeal to our own circle of family, friends and supporters. Yes 2 Earth Now is a very large undertaking, which this fund will allow me to focus on full time. Please help out if you can, and spread the word, keep your eyes open for news of the project, and maybe even get involved yourself down the road. I do have a list of those who have already volunteered and are awaiting tasks to get going! I am so grateful for all the encouragement and enthusiasm that this proposal is receiving. Avanti! Let's save our home!