Thanks so much to everyone who attended ZDAY London this year. The vibe was incredibly positive and it was great to see so many new faces.
Lets make sure that the enthusiasm from the day stands the test of time and that we get the structure and movement sorted out for positive action for the year ahead starting with at least one information stall listed in our meetup page in the run up to the election.
Please sign up to our meet up and facebook pages to keep updated/get involved in the movement:
Positions that we need filling/members in are:
1. Local chapter coordinators.
There were many new faces from around the UK at ZDAY. Please go to the websites above for advice on how to set up a chapter in your local area. We are in the process of making improvements to the UK site to help in this regard so please be patient with us.
2. Linguistic team members.
70% of the world does not speak English so as a movement with a global perspective this team needs active members.
3. UK media team coordinator/members.
This co-ordinator role has been filled by Michael Lamb (Emboone) but he needs members to help in this team, especially with regards to setting up a media festival later on this year for TZM.
4. UK PR coordinator/members.
Reaching out to the press is essential and is an area we are falling short on. Another suggestion for activism is to phone in to talk radio shows to give a different perspective on topics discussed.
5. Street team coordinators/members.
Mark Liberman is the London and UK street team coordinator so please get in touch with him via facebook or meetup to take on a role for the UK street team.
6. Lecture team members.
I (James Phillips) am heading up the UK lecture team and am going to post all relevant presentations to the UK site to download with accompanying source sheets. We need more people who can talk about these topics and actively book themselves at events to do precisely that.
Specifically we need a London based member for monthly town hall events at the Elixir bar in Camden.
7. TZM Education members for schools and university based initiatives.
Myself and Sara dos Santos Maio have finished www.tzmeducation.orgwhich is complete with all the information needed to go to Schools and talk to the next generations about this train of thought.
As for 3rd party organisations please see the following list if you would like to get involved with the good work they are doing to move humanity forward in a positive direction:
One People One World:
“ALL humanitarian goals can be achieved through the unity and global cooperation of the International Community.”
“Finding ways of engaging with the public to help educate and promote a Resource Based Economy.”
Transition Towns / Transition Network:
“Transition Network is a charitable organisation whose role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.”
“Positive Money is a movement to democratise money and banking so that it works for society and not against it.”
“UK income inequality is among the highest in the developed world and evidence shows that this is bad for almost everyone.
The Equality Trust works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality.”
The mission of London Futurists is serious analysis of radical scenarios for the next 3 to40 years, exploring both the potential upsides, and the potential downsides, of these scenarios.
Money Free Party:
The Money Free Party is a political party registered in Great Britain.
The Money Free Party is a growing, global political party representing a shift in global values, away from a society based on increasing consumerism, infinite economic growth and aggressive global competition, towards a society based on sustainability, equity and global cooperation.
Open Source Ecology UK:
OSE is a movement dedicated to the collaborative development of toold that enable open access to the best practices of economic production – to promote harmony between humas and their natural life support systems, and to remove material scarcity from determining the course of human relations, globally and locally.
VocalEyes is a digital tool that provides a transparent, democratic and engaging process for improving your organisation or local community.
Streetbank is a movement of people who share with their neighbours.
It’s a grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.
And no doubt many many more but you get the picture. wink emoticon
Once again a huge thank you for a great day and here is looking forward to the year ahead. grin emoticon