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400,000 People Can Change The World If They Each….

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Our community is growing! Last week, we reached 400,000 followers on Twitter and nearly 31,000 fans on Facebook—individuals who join the hundreds of thousands of people who visit our website regularly. For us, this is reason to celebrate…and to say thank you! Thank you for supporting Echoing Green, for engaging with us and each other, and for joining this movement to create change in big and small ways around the world. You brighten our days and you drive us to think differently—thanks for all that, and more.

We all know the famous Margaret Meade quote, “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world…” What do you think we could do with 400,000 thoughtful citizens? So, tell us, how would you end this sentence:

400,000 people can change the world if they each…

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400,000 people can change the world if they each...follow their gut, speak out, and speak up. Too often, we feel something is off, something is wrong, not just, or even just not efficient. We think it to ourselves rather than voicing our concerns and convictions, sometimes developing anxiety about it, sadness, resentment, and fear. I think that if we think something isn’t right, chances are, others are feeling that way too. Charles Mingus speaks about this in the blues poem “Don’t Let It Happen Here,” in reference to justice and human rights on a macro level. And while 400,000 people speaking up is certainly a critical mass in many contexts—sometimes, when even just two people voice their gut feeling, they reduce the fear, anxiety, resentment, and sadness in each of them, which is not an insignificant amount of change in the world in my book.


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Answered about 2 years ago lilynyc 24 1 from United States

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refuse plastic bags an just tweet the amount every day!

Answered about 2 years ago raoul kuiper 12 from Netherlands

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400,000 people can change the world if they each...donated $1 or 1/week to a cause with a very specific impact. $/ 400,000 per week given to a cause that would change an individual’s life, send aid to a small area at war or in want, or even bring attention to a little known but important cause could be incredibly powerful, especially with the exponential power of social media. Karen Klein, the small-town bus monitor whose life has been changed by social media and the subsequent selfless donations is a great example of this.

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Answered about 2 years ago crowdspondr 4

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400,000 people can change the world if they each… Focused their collective intentions on peace through meditation. Where ever you are, however you can, stop for a few minutes and quiet your mind, entering the frequency of love, and radiate that feeling outward. Inhale Light, Exhale Love…

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Answered about 2 years ago tallybower 289 3 from United States

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Used their passions and skills to improve the world in some way. We would have 400,000 addicted to making the world a better place.

Answered about 2 years ago laura_white 150 4 from United States

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… commit themselves to advocate the cause of the urgency to act upon climate change.  There can be real change. How is that? Because we have the internet. What we need is a constant pressure on government officials (since international cooperation seems doomed), to put in place structural, economical and sociological changes that adapt our societies in a way so that we avoid the worst outcomes.

How to do this? The internet, again, mainly. Emails, comments in newspapers, in blogs, on facebook, twitter. This is already happening, but I believe it is possible to achieve substantially more by a constant pressure on our respective government officials. This is ultimately the goal, because public awareness is not going to help alone. The representatives need to be addressed DIRECTLY.

400 000 people know, on the average at least 40 other people (not Facebook friends, but actual ones) outside their family. This means 16 MILLION PEOPLE! And it just a little part of those also choose to be active advocates, putting pressure on officials… Well, you get the idea.

Strongly recommend www.350.org for anyone interested in participating in solving the climate change crisis though a very strong organization achieving more and more, and raising awareness in the genreal public.

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Answered about 2 years ago tural91 2 from unknown

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