What do you want to do for your local community? Times have changed. Traditional lines between sectors are fading as the challenges we face in our local communities grow. So too are the lines we draw between our own responsibilities at work and outside. The most recent refugee wave has made it even more apparent that government can’t do everything alone. In Sweden, despite living in one of the highest taxed countries in the world, there is a need for active citizenship like never before. Not only to ‘fix things’ or ‘overcome challenges,’ but to make our communities thrive. We believe this starts with a dialogue and a few people taking initiative to make their local area a little more fun, connected and generous.
Sollentuna day is a great example of this that gives me hope that we are on the right track. Fellow THREAD employee Mats Levin has been running OpenTHREAD (our platform for encouraging active citizenship) in Sollentuna. The result is a team of engaged people with a drive to positively contribute to their community on a local level. On the 21st of May they will start their first event, Sollentunadagen, with a hope of sparking a dialogue, bringing people together and doing something fun that builds a sense of community.
Good luck to everyone in the Sollentuna team!
OpenTHREAD is our attempt to contribute to the world we want to live in. By dedicating part of our time, as employees, to our local communities, we hope to make it easier for people to take initiative. If you are interested in learning more, please contact OpenTHREAD project leader Max Lauritzen at firstname.lastname@example.org. What do you want to do for you community?