Routes of Change will raise $10 million for a healthier earth by circumnavigating the planet without a motor. Markus will travel by canoe, skateboard, skis, pogostick, scooter, and as many other motor less means as possible while inspiring change through communication, education, and entertainment. Each leg of the route will be in partnership with a local social or environmental organization in order to build the movement towards a sustainable future for generations to come.
To raise $10 million for leaders of positive change by circumnavigating the planet without a motor.
I will travel around the world in one consecutive journey by a multitude of motor less means, including rowing, swimming, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, sailing, running, biking, skiing, skateboarding, velomobiling, walking backwards, and pogosticking. Friends and fellow adventurers will join for support throughout the journey and help create change through communication, education, and entertainment. Each leg of the route will be dedicated to a local social or environmental organization with which we will connect and collaborate to build the movement towards a wiser earth.
The journey is expected to take five years with weather and political situations largely influencing the route and schedule. I’m not planning on breaking any records, but I will likely create new ones. With your help we can build Routes of Change into a powerful force of change and help to create a healthy future for generations to come.
It's time to change, Routes of Change.
Where does your support go:
The Routes of Change Society is a registered non-profit organization.
Your support will go directly to building Routes of Change into a more powerful force of change by strengthening the organization's communications team and gear so that we may reach more people, sponsors, and media outlets. This will enable us to raise more support for the inspiring people we will work with along the route, making our goal of $10 million more feasible and even surpassable. I am fully committed to making this project work with or without a budget.
$82,000 is not a random number. It works out to $45 a day for the 1800 days the trip is expected to take. I know I can do this successfully with that amount. The route also happens to be about 82,000km around the world. With your support Routes of Change will be a stronger and more effective force on the planet. Join us in any way you can.
I am grateful to work with you and will communicate clearly all aspects of our organization.
I only need 100 people to give a penny for every km I muscle for change and I will reach my small budget goal.
The inspiration behind Routes of Change comes from the love I have for this planet and all of the beings on it, especially my friends, family, young nieces, Mom, and Dad. I would like to have an honest conversation with my nieces and grandchildren and tell them I worked hard to create the healthy society and environment in which they will live. If my parents are observing my life from beyond I’d like them to be proud and know that I am happy and healthy pursuing my life’s dreams. My inspiration is honesty with myself and you. My inspiration is my own death.
Why should I support you?
I can do this and will make it work with very little, but your support will make this so much more effective and successful. Routes of Change was created because I wanted to be working in the environmental and social action sector, but I knew that I wouldn’t be happy or healthy in an office environment. I'm happier doing manual labour and working outside. I'm aware that these small organizations have little to no marketing budget. I have something valuable to offer and can help them gain the recognition and support they deserve. Routes of Change is the answer to combining my passions and talents with the inspiring work that these non profit organizations do.
This is no vacation for me. Most people would consider what I’m doing to be a rare form of physical torture. Combine that with the stress of consistently producing videos, writing blogs, interviewing, directing an NGO, and presenting to large crowds of people and it can quickly become overwhelming. I feel comfortable doing this and your support will help me do it better and with help from a professional team. I only need 100 people to give a penny for every km I muscle for change and I will reach my small budget goal.
Let's make change, Routes of Change.
For more info please visit www.routesofchange.org