As you probably know, our online community ChangeEverything, has
been nominated for the highly prestigious Webby Award in the social
networking category. It's a huge honour just to be nominated (cue
Academy Awards music), but even more so since it's nominated in the
same category as Facebook! As Buzz Bishop, Crave 95.3 'Afternoon Drive' host and 24hours Cyberbuzz columnist, wrote about us this morning (page 10 of today's 24hours), we're trying to 'win a major industry award and bring it home to Canada.'
Which is where you come in. If you'd like to help, there are two things that we'd really appreciate:
Second, you can encourage friends, family or coworkers to vote too.
Whether it's on a blog, your Facebook profile, or just an email to
friends, family and coworkers - let them know what a great chance this
is to support an authentic,social-change-focused community (not to
mention a home-grown Vancouver project!) - and one that's up against
behemoths like Facebook.
Only a few months after it launched, Change Everything spawned a
city-wide donation of more than 70 bags of warm clothing during a
potentially lethal cold snap. It provided a forum that gained a
worldwide audience for one woman's story of living plastic-free for a
year -- a story that got spotlighted on the Guardian's website. And
it's grown into something very valuable: a thriving, vibrant community,
with a heavy emphasis on sustainability and social justice.