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The Impact Cooperative

Hosted by Jonas Matthias Haefele

In the workshop we’ll explore how we can allow anyone to find small ways to “do the right thing”. The right thing for you and the causes you most believe in. Currently that involves signing up to a lot of petitions and newsletters, getting bombarded with calls to action and even more (often unrelated) causes. That leads to total emotional overwhelm and ultimately capitulation.

What can I do?
We’ll use the metaphor of a tree nursery to explore new ways of facilitating social change and impact.

There are many species of trees and there are many urgent causes. But not all trees grow well together and single person can’t tackle all the causes. So we’re drawing a map, clustering causes and how they are related.
How can we help people find “their cause”?

You can rip out weeds, trim the trees, water them, … planetary justice and societal change need many different skills and involve many different tasks. Some people have time, some have money, some have knowledge or connections. All are equally important.

How can we create a taxonomy of actions that helps people find ways to get engaged?

Going from me to we. Can we create a positive feedback loop by creating an accountability framework. A happy one. From scouts to running clubs and AA meetings, the group has this magical power to give perspective and motivation, while keeping individuals accountable.

How can we create thousands of campfires - both virtual and IRL - to gather around, soothe our worries, make plans and share our success stories?

We’ll wrap up with an interactive round of lightening presentations and try to identify ideas that we get excited by, some that our neighbors might like and those our parents might get on board with. Because real change touches everyone.

Can we create the Amazon of planetary justice? The Deliveroo of “What can I do?” or are we able to create a whole new concept based on ancestral wisdom and modern technology?

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