Many of our crew successfully fundraise the amount required to join an expedition. The possibilities for this are endless but here are a few to get you started:
– Fundriase through friends, family and the generous online community at www.kickstarter.com
First check out how some past crew managed to raise thousands of dollars towards their expeditions.
Michael Lutman http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/688994448/plastic-or-plastic-a-documentary-about-plastic-pol?ref=live
Mary Maxwell http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marymax/an-environmental-research-project-to-explore-plast?ref=live
Karen Ristuben http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/406463738/plastics-in-our-ocean-extended?ref=live
If you’re in New Zealand, check out www.unclepercy.co.nz
– Ask a local company or business to sponsor you as a crew.
What you ‘the crew’ has to offer: You can crew on the boat as a representative of their company, to carry out research, analyse the results and report back to them afterwards. You could deliver a presentation to their staff, contribute to an ongoing blog during the expedition, make them a book of photographs or a short film on return or brainstorm with them on how they can make their business more sustainable.
What we ‘Pangaea Exploration’ has to offer: We can acknowledge the company on our website as a sponsor for the duration of the expedition. We can provide a live link through to their website. We will mention them at least ten times through our social media and dedicate a whole blog to them. Our partners, 5 Gyres, will get involved too.
Download the Sponsor a Crew document displayed below and pick up the phone or send an email to those eco-concious companies who want to get involved.
– Rally round to a number of companies and businesses to help you out with a smaller amount and Sponsor a Trawl.