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Zones of Emergency » Blog Archive » Can Do: Small steps. Big Impact.

Can Do: Small steps. Big Impact.

May 3rd, 2008 by Katy Harris

Can Do is an experiment in gathering a collection of small steps everyone can make to positively change in our environment. It is based in the belief that building a community of people interested in taking some of these small steps can be a powerful motivating tool, and empower us with the knowledge of our collective impact.

The central idea for this project was that small lifestyle changes across many people hold tremendous power to affect my zone of emergency (the worsening environmental situation), and so I designed a web site where I could gather people’s ideas for those types of changes, and then track the aggregate contributions of each member.

More information:

participatorynetworks.katybeck.com

Katy Harris, MFA Graphic Design, Candidate 2009

3 Responses to “Can Do: Small steps. Big Impact.”

  1. amber Says:

    I can’t wait to try this! Katy - Congrats on building this real application. Keep going!

  2. amber Says:

    WIll participants be able to feel the impact of their contributions? How can we do this digitally?

  3. Lindsay Says:

    Katy, i really like using the site.
    i think i might be more likely to check it regularly if i was subscribed to an email with notes, updates, etc.
    great job!