If you find yourself saying, somebody should… then someone probably should – and that someone should be you! The recent Got Hats project generated several volunteers and saw over 4,000 items of warmth collected from members of the community and delivered to shelters in the Downtown Eastside. We have chosen it as an example to share some ideas with you to help you make your own change happen.
Update: A number of grad students in Environmental Studies at UBC put some effort into partnering with the Vancouver Triathlon to throw this event in Stanley Park on Labor Day weekend; unfortunately, our proposed permit sharing arrangement with the Vancouver Triathlon was turned down by the Park Board. We are currently planning to throw our hats in with Voters Taking Action Against Climate Change - a local grassroots organization. They are seeking the creation of a local event based on the idea of a broad coalition of community organizations.