I follow Alex Steffen on twitter
and have been doing so for a while. He's how I found out about this game!
Perhaps I'm choosing too easy of a way to meet this objective by going with a social innovator I already follow---but by addressing this mission objective, I may learn even more--
The reason I follow him is because he has been an effective voice for change in the US.
I believe he was instrumental in getting Seattle city council to begin to seriously consider how to make the city become carbon neutral
But even before that I followed him because he, like James Howard Kunstler
, has a fairly large audience within in the US and
he is such a strong, vocal advocate for designing carfree cities, living, and lifestyles.
In the past I have made attempts at social advocacy in this area--such as with the web site carfreeuniverse
, as well as by attending various conferences and gatherings and educating and advocating for "transitioning to carfree living and environments". I never considered myself very successful-- I never did anything that would reach a million or more people (or, to be honest, really thought I wanted to reach that many people). So, naturally, I cheer on and respect those who are reaching a million or more in this area.Lutz Fernandez
, co-author of Carjacked!
is another who has succeeded in reaching a million (probably) in the area of advocating for carfree living.
So that is the hero I'm shadowing and why. Conceivably I could learn to become a social innovator to some degree of the magnitude that he is eventually. But what is it that makes someone want to reach a large audience vs. just seek to have a good life on their own regardless of what the rest of the world is doing?