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Get Ready To Catch the Rain

by Lonny Grafman category: Book

“Be inspired and take action! This new book by Lonny, #ToCatchTheRain, will get you there. #rainwater #DIY http://thndr.me/yNZCxk

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This campaign ended on December 21, 2017 at 9AM

Get Ready To Catch the Rain

To Catch the Rain is a book of inspiring stories of communities coming together to catch their own rain, with the nitty-gritty details so you can do it as well. 

It is a book for people looking to build a better future together.  

  • Inspiring stories: Real life accounts of catching rain in communities.
  • Technical details: Straightforward descriptions of rainwater system parts, replete with examples from existing systems (many from the systems described in the stories).
  • Math and science: Easy-to-follow math that allows readers to simply size rainwater systems, including completed examples.

This book is for everyone, and is especially written for:

  • Community members: Get inspired and take action. Learn from others building their own systems around the world. We have already received requests and sent pre-releases to Kenya, Tanzania, India, Mexico, Nepal, Dominican Republic, and the US.
  • Makers: Find the DIY details ready to be adapted to your local and global projects. See how other makers solved their problems.
  • Teachers: Use this in your Middle School, High School, and University courses. Provides context for education and practical experience to back up math, science, and social curriculum. Includes problem-sets to reinforce the knowledge in the book.
  • Students: Rejoice in strong practical reasons to be learning. The real stories bring the math and technical details to life. The custom diagrams and pictures deepen the learning.
  • Practivistas: Expand the resilience and impact of the idea that, instead of telling people what not to do, we can build better systems that people want to do.
  • ...and really anyone looking for inspiration and follow-through!
In order to keep the prices down and all of the proceeds coming back to the movement, we need your help in spreading the word. Please support the movement by joining this Thunderclap campaign, so that our voices together will be loud enough to rise above the noise of social media! Plus what goes better with rain than thunder!

Once we have our critical mass, together we will send out a single message asking people to support the book on Kickstarter. 

Thank you for being part of it!

Find out more at http://www.tocatchtherain.org/

  • We are about to go live!

    December 21, 2017
    Hello Thunderclappers!

    Thank you so much for your support.  We go live in 30 minutes. We passed our goal with the following quick stats:
    • 125 % supported
    • 125 supporters
    • 196,327 social reach
    • 64 cities
    The Kickstarter is now live and ready for you at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lonnyg/to-catch-the-rain?ref=dumjro

    As the Thunderclap rolls out in this next hour, and throughout the day, please retweet, like, and share to spread the word.

    With so much appreciation - thank you!

  • We hit 100%

    December 17, 2017
    Woohoo! We reached 100% supported. With 103 supporters from 55 different cities, we now have a reach of 150,000, and 3 more days left to raise the volume.

    Thank you for your support!
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Lonny Grafman
@lonnygrafman

University engineering educator and maker working with wild groups of people to build awesome stuff. Soon to be author of To Catch the Rain!

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