Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Starting on the 25th of September 2018, 15 students at UWC Red Cross Nordic will commit to one small environmental change for 30-days. During the 30 days, they will be challenged to consider everything from logistics, habits, cultural norms, regulations, social infrastructure, and their own beliefs and assumptions about change. Sharing their experiences with fellow change-makers and people around them, they will be offered an opportunity to reflect on their own relationship to change.
This is not just about behavioral change, or making a small reduction in the global carbon budget. It is about understanding how change happens, and recognizing why people are the most powerful solutions to climate change and other global challenges.
They’ll come to see the impact a small group of locally committed people can have and appreciate how we all matter much more than we think. Real transformations happen when people experience that they are connected to others, and that their ideas and actions matter.
Every action creates ripples, and ripples can turn into waves. History shows us that collective movements are always energized by people who pose questions, share stories, and inspire others.
This project uses cCHALLENGE, a 30-day change experiment developed by Professor Karen O’Brien at the University of Oslo and Co-Founder of cCHANGE. By approaching change as an experiment, participants explore questions like “what if?” and “why not?”, and start to see things differently. They see new solutions and understand that they are in fact part of those solutions. When we take on one small change, one small challenge, we start to talk about it, we share stories, and we inspire friends, colleagues, and people that we don’t even know. In short, we expand our sphere of influence. Ripples become waves. Learn more about cCHALLENGE here.
THE TEAM BEHIND FLEKKE GLOCAL CHALLENGE
Flekke Glocal Challenge is a project delivered by cCHANGE in collaboration with UWC Red Cross Nordic.