GOOD Citizenship Task 4: Make a List of Issues You're Passionate About #30DaysofGOOD GOOD Citizenship Task 4: Make a List of Issues You're Passionate About #30DaysofGOOD
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GOOD Citizenship Task 4: Make a List of Issues You're Passionate About #30DaysofGOOD

by harrison Freeman, Eric Liu

February 7, 2012

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 February? GOOD citizenship.

Make a list of issues you're passionate about.

Like any good challenge, it's time to make a list! Sharpen your pencil, grab your favorite notebook (or a napkin), and start writing. But how do you choose among the many issues you care about—from microfinance to art, clean energy to education. 

Here's an hint: Get specific and get local. In order to feel like you can actually do something about your issue, think about how you can "show up" for your cause in your everyday life. If you care about the environment, write "The amount of garbage in my neighborhood." If you care about poverty, write "Early childhood education." If you care about America's future, write "Income equality," or "Jobs."

Put your list where you can see it. Make changes if you need to to, draw on it, make a collage, or tape it to your window for everyone to see. Keep it handy, you're going to need it soon.

Come back tomorrow for the next task in our GOOD citizenship challenge.

Learn how to live like a citizen at The Guiding Lights Weekend conference on creative citizenship March 8-10 in Seattle.

Propose an idea to promote GOOD citizenship where you live for a chance to win $500 to make it happen.

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