CHALLENGE 11

ACTIVISM NOT APATHY

It's easy to complain about things that drive you nuts. How about this month we actually DO something about those issues?

Let's flex our little activist muscles and see if we can change something larger than just our individual habits.

What do i need to do?

Being an activist sounds like a lot of work.

 

But you don't have to make a monumental effort to make change happen. Your small actions could have a ripple effect, leading to much larger, widespread change.

 

For this challenge, pick a cause - any cause - and do something to create the change you want to see.

 

Below are just a couple of examples of individuals who wrought change by taking simple actions on the issues they care about.

meghan markle

Yep, she's bagged herself a Prince, but, judging from this video, he may be the luckier one of the two. 

At the ripe old age of 11, she managed to convince Procter & Gamble to change the wording on a nation-wide advertising campaign simply by writing a few letters.

molly steer

Molly Steer was nine years old when she gave this talk. She'd watched the film Plastic Oceans and hated what she learned about our plastic problem.

 

So she started a campaign to get rid of straws, beginning with her school. Check out her campaign on Facebook.

 

WHAT NEXT?

brainstorm

What drives you nuts? Have a think about an issue that gets your blood boiling and brainstorm simple actions you could take to change the situation.

Post your idea in our Facebook Group so you can pick the brains of others. Use the hive-mind! Some simple ideas are listed below.

1. Start a petition on a site such as Change.org.

2. Figure out who your local government representative is and talk to them about the issue. See what plans they may already have in place to tackle it.

3. Talk to some friends who see eye-to-eye with you on this issue and figure out what you could do in your local community to address it.

keep going

Remember, the idea is to keep going with the previous challenges (listed below) at a level that you are comfortable with. Read more about how that works here.

Switch Off Screens

Taste Not Waste

Just Move It

The Quiet Kind

Our Plastic Problem

Stuff Your Stuff

Get Out There

The Final Straw

All The Colours

Eat Less Face

Tell others

If you're enjoying The Kin Project, ask others if they'd like to join. You can add them to our Facebook Group, send them the link to our sign up page, or tag them on in a comment on one of our posts on Instagram or Facebook. The more people who join in, the more of an impact our efforts will have. 

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