On Oct 29th Focallocal will be leading London as it joins over 136 other cities, and tens of thousands of people, from all corners of the planet in The Worlds Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2016. Click here to join us, and a few thousand others in London
Invite your friends and come join positive people in cities, towns and villages all across the World in giving the gift of a smile to as many people as possible, just because we want to add a little light into their day!
You’ve seen the astronomical increase in people sleeping on the streets. Its despicable and needs to change. With politicians moving their policies in entirely the opposite direction; despite many studies showing that it costs the state more to deal with the issues caused than it does to support people and help them from falling into that state in the first place.
We need to do something, and so we’re creating a big map for free resources which societies most vulnerable can use find what they need to meet their basic needs, and begin to change their situation.
Tus talks about her first experiences of Focallocal, and why she decided to join the team – including an update on the 30 Day Draw and Give Away a Smile Challenge which she creates and ran with our community
The weather. It’s always a talking point. Maybe its because its something that the whole world has in common. Or maybe its because its an easy topic to start with if you want to break the ice and start a conversation with a stranger. It’s always going to be there, the weather.
We chose the central train station (Lyon Gare Partie-Deux) in Lyon, France as a place that needed brightening up for the day – a place where lots of people would be, and one where lots are rushing around
We picked a spot to sit in the sun while we made and decorated some “Unisciti a Noi. Prendere Una Bolla” signs (Join us and Blow a Bubble signs (i hope). We then picked a spot where lots of people were passing, near the Verona Stadium (a cool Colosseum style ancient building)
It takes less than 5 mins to set up a Positive Action Activity, and less than 5 seconds to add some Positive Action into your day, so why does nearly everyone i meet say they are too busy? this is the biggest challenge we face at Focallocal
It took a long time for a the perfect name to come. thank you to everyone who helped bounce ideas around with me until a name came up that was right for our big, fairly slow, colourful, and cheerful van. Conn(i)e is driving around the World spreading Connection, so the name is simply the essence and spirit of our van and road trip, and it seems to fit the reliable but slightly sluggish old girl like a glove ..perhaps a glove for all the happy hand prints our members decorated the side with :O)
So please welcome Conn(i)e to our community, and if you see her knock on the side and ask for the paint pens i have inside so you can add your colourful and positive art and decorations to make her look even more awesome! Conn(i)e has come a long way since the day i bought her. for a start, no rust, all the door locks work now (up from just one) and the solar panel and leisure battery mean i can cook and plugin my electronics inside.