We asked motivated Madisonians: What’s your bright idea for 2016? Josh Klemons is a digital storyteller and strategist with Reverbal Communications. Find all of the 2016 bright ideas compiled here.
The saying goes, "think globally, act locally." The last few years have seen a real surge in popularity of online petition sites, all with varying approaches of a similar goal: to offer the opportunity to any citizen the ability to step up and make a difference in the world. Utilizing social media, anyone can come forward and try to pressure a government, a corporation or an organization towards a desired change. Sites like Change.org and We The People help people find and amplify their voice.
But most of these sites have a national, or even international, bent. We live in such an engaged, empowered, socially-minded city. In 2016, I'd love to see a Change.org style site emerge with a focus specifically on Madison and the surrounding areas. We should all continue to strive for a better world; but sometimes change starts at home.
We’d like to hear your bright ideas as well. Please share them with us by tagging them on Twitter or Facebook with #CTbrightideas.