The Changemaker Challenge
Over the next few months, we’re asking you, the members of our community, to share your Action Ideas with us as part of the Changemaker Challenge. These Action Ideas can be things you or your organization are doing right now, or things you’d like to do.
What is the Changemaker Challenge?
The Changemaker Challenge is platform for the Story of Stuff Community to share your Action Ideas for how to build a better world.
The top Action Ideas will be highlighted on the Story of Stuff website, receive help from the Project, and might even be featured in The Good Stuff, our podcast series, or one of our future movies.
What kinds of Action Ideas are you looking for in the Changemaker Challenge?
We are seeking Action Ideas from individuals and organizations that are happening right now, as well as ones that you would like to see happen in the future.
We are particularly interested in Action Ideas that do one or more of the following
- Change the rules of the game
- Get people to flex their citizen muscles
- Bring people together
- Are fun!
- Represent something that you would be willing and excited to take on yourself
- Help us get closer to a new economy that puts safe products, happy people, and a healthy planet first
Who can enter the Changemaker Challenge?
We are currently accepting Action Ideas from both individuals and organizations.
For-profit companies are currently ineligible. While we recognize that businesses that do good are a critical part of building a better world, we want to focus this current project on citizen actions.
How many Action Ideas can I submit to the Changemaker Challenge?
As many as you like.
Who decides what Action Ideas get featured?
The Story of Stuff Project Staff will select the featured Action Ideas to receive project support.
Additionally, the Action Idea with the most votes from the community will automatically be entered as a finalist.
Who owns the Action Ideas on the Changemaker Challenge platform?
By its very design, the Changemaker Challenge is for sharing ideas and putting solutions at the forefront of the conversation. Information and Action Ideas you submit should be meant to be shared and maybe even replicated across the globe. If your Action Idea is proprietary, then perhaps the Changemaker Challenge is not the right platform for what you’re doing right now.
What do the points mean on the Top Action Ideas?
Each time an Idea gets a vote from a Story of Stuff Community member, it garners 10 points and if you dislike something it loses 10 points.