belongto.it, a new web-based venture that promotes dialogue between consumers and companies announced today that its principals, Maurice Bretzfield and Ben Miller have begun a 40 day 4,000 mile cross-country road trip to meet social entrepreneurs across the country.
â€œWe are travelling across the United States to meet and interview people and businesses who are taking a different approach. There are people all across our country who realize that our current path is unsustainableâ€ said Maurice Bretzfield, belongto.itâ€™s CEO and co-founder. â€œSome people make a difference every day through their purchasing decisions and there are companies throughout our country that are making real change through business practices that emphasize sustainability and creating â€œshared valueâ€ for all of their stakeholders. Thatâ€™s why we are Â producing a web series that will result in a full-length documentary titled â€œThe People vs. Citizens United – Buying America Backâ€ Bretzfield continued.
â€œAmerica is at a crossroads. People have lost faith in all of our major institutions, especially Government and Big Business. Big Business has bought down our political system and our democracy. We need to adapt and seek other ways to empower ourselves and more and more of us are turning to business to foster social changeâ€ Ben Miller, belongto.itâ€™s COO and co-founder continued.
belongto.it will release single-interview webisodes from each city we pass through. Theyâ€™ll interview concerned citizens, social entrepreneurs, corporate social responsibility pro’s and sustainability experts.
You can follow these social venture entrepreneurs atÂ www.belongto.it.
The â€œBuying America Backâ€ road trip kicked off on July 30 beginning in Las Vegas and will end in New York in early September. Some of the cities that will be visited include Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Boulder Colorado, Kansas City, Iowa City, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburg and Philadelphia.
If you are a social venture enterprise located in any one of those cities and would like to be a part of this project you can contact belongto.it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€œWe look forward to meeting people across this country who are making a difference and telling you their stories. We hope our efforts will make a big change in the way people think about their relationship to Corporate America and understand that our current trajectory is unsustainable economically, environmentally and socially and that the change we require begins with each of usâ€ said Bretzfield.