Chris Gregoryabout 1 year ago
I don't bother keeping count of hours anymore. I'm unable to commit to just one organizations goals and tend to be less patient with getting things going when I focus on just one. I don't know what you would say I do. I do a little bit of everything. My ADHD gets the best of me most of the time as I have 4 or 5 projects up in the air at a time. I work with local congregations to help organize combined community efforts of which can be continued as an annual event without my help after the first time. I work with local and state organizations to help create awareness of current programs in the community I live in, take the first steps towards starting something new in the community (composting program, green expo, battery recycling), and mostly just helping the community connect. I've served on a local PTO and my 10 yo daughter and I will soon be starting a county-wide comprehensive waste audit while working with a local waste hauler in hopes to have their 6 acres of land permitted for composting and up and running by the end of the year. We hold monthly Ethical eating workshops (for vegans, vegetarians, and ethical eaters) and run a small Equal Exchange store out of our congregation while helping create awareness about the unethical and unfair work environments for food products. The point of listing all of this isn't for show-and-tell, it's to show one thing. I'm not part of any big organization, so I never have any particular people I can call on for a project. I am just one person. But we are all ants on a giant ant hill and there are lots of people (other ants) who will always help work towards a goal as long as you can provide clear set goals, how you plan on accomplishing it, and a set timeline....we can do anything as long as we work together. All we need to do is reach out to our community for help and it will come.