Monday, November 21, 2011

Using Technology for Social Change

One thing I really like about technology is that it has provided me with a way that I can do something about the big problems in the world.  Sure, I'm just one person, but if everyone does something, it adds up to a lot.  That's why I really like Care2.com.  I can take little actions like reading an article and sharing it with other people.  I can sign petitions to help bring attention to all sorts of important issues from human rights to healthier schools, green issues, social justice.

It's really easy to become educated on issues important to you and to take actions.  There is even a section called Click to Donate.  You can choose which charities you want to support by looking at an ad.  The revenue generated from the ad goes right to the charity.  That's how Care 2 has done things like support 16 children through Care International.  Pretty cool, right?  And easy.

The next time you think that one person can't make a difference, think again.  Visit a site like Care 2.com and add your voice to others around the world to make a difference.

Care 2 is one of my favourite social change sites.  If there's one that you like, please share it with me in the comments!