Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for September? Connect with people.
Each month, GOOD challenges our community members to do something that will improve the world around us and our own lives. The challenge for September is to abandon the artificial and surface ways we've learned to interact with others in favor of deeper, more meaningful channels. That means calling someone instead of texting them, or having an in-depth chat with a person instead of tweeting at them.
We're halfway through our connection challenge and it's arguably the best yet. To keep the momentum going, we want to fund a GOOD meet-up event. The event should further our goal of getting people offline, out of their bubbles, and into tangible community engagement. Starting today, you can submit your ideas for a fun and worthwhile meet-up in your hometown. The winning idea will get $500 to make their meet-up a reality and a Compostable Party Kit for 50 from Branch. Ideas must be submitted by noon PST on September 30. After that, we'll open up the ideas to a community vote, which will run through noon on October 6. A winner will be announced on October 10.
If you've been looking to get closer with members of your community, neighborhood, office, or school, this is your shot. Come up with a plan—is it a party, a workshop, a volunteer day, or a beer crawl? Who's invited? And, when is this all going down? You get the idea. Projects can be submitted as a written description, an image, or a YouTube video, and we'll accept them from individuals, groups, or on behalf of an organization. Once projects are submitted, rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the GOOD community in deciding which is most deserving of the cash to make it happen.