Learning How to Be a More Effective Activist – Any Ideas?

Send MailHow to be a More Effective Activist – Seeking Your Input

Something I’m thinking about lately is “what does effective action look like“. I’ve been activating on getting rid of gas-powered leaf blowers in Portland for a while. Things seem to be moving in the right direction – partially due to the actions I mention here.
When I arrived in Philadelphia on a family visit I was hit with a series of noisy lawn care equipment operating all around the area. It’s non-stop here. Anyway, I wrote to various members of the Philadelphia City Council.  I hopped on Nextdoor (yep, you can be in more than one neighborhood 🙂 But I’m wondering if it’s taking me and others such a long time to get rid of what I see as an obvious move to push back against climate change – then what chance do we have to make the bigger changes that we need to make?
Maybe I’m learning something along the way that I or someone else will be able to take and use. Toolmaking 🙂 Thanks for listening and I’m open to reflections on this issue.
Please join the effort on this issue @ http://qcpdx.org – and feel free to comment below!
4.18.22 – One thought that I haven’t enunciated enough is to talk directly to the people around you. If you want to effect neighborhood change – start with the people who live next-door to you. Also, there’s an art to persuasion – and I don’t mean that people should be trying to put one over on a neighbor. But having your ideas together and being able to present a clear and compelling case makes a difference. Which brings me back to Toastmasters (and may actually get me back as an active Toastmaster 🙂  I’ve always wanted to have a club near me – SE Portland…
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