The most unique and eye-opening concept proposed by this website is called the Interview. After launch, it is hoped that a number of individuals who are well-known or else have useful training, skills or talent will become members. These individuals have an additional easy, enjoyable and fulfilling way they can contribute toward saving our planet. This will be to grant a five minute interview over webcam to a fortunate member who may have logged an exemplary amount of time, been particularly effective in creating positive change in the world-- or is just plain lucky.
Let's say, for example, any of the Obamas, or Bill Gates, or Selena Gomez, Jay-Z and Beyonce, even the Dalai Lama or Pope Francis (why not dream big?) want to support environmental preservation and volunteerism. A lot of us would love to spend five minutes talking face-to-face with these vibrant, larger-than-life personalities. So when each one of these famous people become members and make themselves available--- one or more of us will be able to personally interview them, to connect with them in a one-time webcam interview lasting five minutes. It is anticipated that this added incentive, which stems from the spirit of giving and sharing, is an attractive and attention-getting feature that will help make this website become popular and effective-- thereby encouraging actions that help the planet.
This special category of people who make themselves available for interviews does not need to be limited to famous people. It can also include, for example, highly-trained individuals in the legal, financial, medical, computing and internet, scientific, literary, artistic, academic and other fields... accomplished professionals and talented personalities, who’s advice is a valuable commodity— even in five-minute increments.
Note that if you decide to become an Interview Volunteer, your identity will remain hidden-- except for what you want to disclose. No one will view your email address or contact details, photograph, or identifying data of any kind-- only the short biography you compose yourself. You will be able to choose whether the webcam includes video, or is limited to audio only. And of course, you can discontinue your Interview Volunteer status at any time.
(Naturally, should any of this come into being, FiveMinutesAWeek will not be responsible for the veracity, value or quality of Interview Volunteers. Use of this website means you are accepting its informal, good-faith framework. Act on any advice, information or opinion provided by an Interview Volunteer at your own risk.)