I've never felt like a person of influence in the wider world. I know I have an impact on people directly in my orbit, but that's a fairly small sphere.
So I'm testing out my influence in a wider space. Following on from my personal decision to start on my own personal and business sustainability path, after watching @BeforeTheFlood, and learning more about specific areas of interest #marinedebris, #projectaware, I decided to try to identify and reach out to relevant and leading politicians, policy makers and influencers. I went online and found emails for NZ's political spokespeople or leaders around climate change, environment, marine management, and my local MP too.
Then I composed a fairly brief email 'climate change is my new No.1 voting criteria in 2017' and sent it out to all of them (on 16th Jan), explaining my rationale, position and my motivation, and requesting information about their party policies, actions, evidence etc. I asked for information. I'm listening. I really want to know how the parties stand on these issues.
That was 2 weeks ago. Here's the results so far. Plus a score out of 10 for each, based on my own totally subjective scoring system:
I'm really interested to see what other responses, if any, I'll receive. In the meantime, I'll continue doing my thing, learning and making changes personally and in business.
I'm still wondering how much influence I have. One person at a time is fine, and that person might be only me, (and maybe you). Thanks so much for reading. More next week (ish).