In this Tedx talk, Dave Oswold Mitchell describes how he and others developed Beautiful Trouble. What is the grammar of social change, they asked. What are the basic units of change? Tactics were the verbs of the language (like a sit-in or flash-mob). Then principles, theories and case studies. “Activism is about problem solving. It’s […]
Local Power—David and Goliath. At stake is a highly-visible attempt of a local community to determine its own future for power. Mostly local, renewable power. At stake: can any U.S. community shift from abetting the climate change disaster to creating a solution. A couple of years ago, citizens of Boulder, Colorado, took on the snail’s pace of […]
Six Words for a Cause Can you sum up your cause in six words? Catch the AdLibbing interview with Larry Smith, creator of the website Six Word Memoirs. There, Smith invites people to share anything they want, as long as it is done in six words. I’m working on mine; it’s hard! Here are a few from […]
Welcome, Review agenda Approve minutes from last meeting Session One People to rescue Hungry to feed Frail to care for Sick to heal Diseases to cure Children to watch over Young to teach Lamps to light Paths to discover Poisons to ban Air to clean Forests […]
Dan Frommer’s post on NYC’s new Bike Sharing system shows from a personal perspective how a single new ingredient in a complex system can make big changes.
100 Ways to Improve the NYC Subway. On his Tumblr site, he announced: “For the next 100 Days, I will propose various improvements to the New York City Subway.”
Everyone loves a room with a view, one that overlooks a beautiful harbor, a quaint villa or a mountain range. But one room has arguably the best view in the world, and you can visit it for free.
Simple yet creative campaigns can bring viral attention to a cause. This video spotlights people waiting for organs — in this case, a 27-year-old dialysis patient who’s waited for a kidney for seven years.
Every year since 2007, CNN has highlighted people making a difference in their corner of the world. In this story, after losing his son, Emilio, to cancer in 2000, Richard Nares began a program called “Ride with Emilio” to provide low-income child cancer patients with transportation.
At the beginning of his book Blessed Unrest, Paul Hawken talks about a “coalescence of hundreds of thousands of organizations” across the planet.