Task#5: The time has come to generate transformation in your community using the plan you’ve done, and the resources you’ve gathered.
Something that’s really beautiful is seeing that all but 9 countries in the world had a work party on 10/10/10. I heard later that my mom got help from someone from the University of Michigan to come get her garden spiffed up. As I read all of the ways that communities were falling together rather than apart in the face of Climate Change and a good chance of difficult times now and in the coming years, my faith in the power of community and the possibility of real resilience, deepened.
Our small, but impactful bike crew of 4 had the following mission starting the day:
(unfortunately I couldn't figure out how to have the quality be better on the blog, so it's on facebook)
What emerged that day was definitely different from what our initial goal was in some ways, and fun and great in others. We ended up not being able to find the group we were initially planning to travel with, but did find another action in Oakland that had gardening and fun.
As we became more and more excited to capture the voices of this movement and funnel their energy towards self-empowerment, positivity, and personally being the change, I captured a few good video clips (unfortunately the video is poor quality, and therefore these are going to just be audio) of people I met at the Oakland event “Get down and dirty”:
What emerged: Watch HERE
We biked! We Sang! (audio clip of me and david), We goofed! We worked in the dirt! What happened with NOT doing a Wake Up symposium this week, for us turned into fire to more fully collaborate (Bus the Change) with Generation Waking Up. Therefore, we’re going to have a dinner and conversation over the next week, where we'll cook the food, and make sure we have a great gathering to kick start more organized, collaborative change making in the Bay area with our two initiatives. Dinner tonight!