Remembering through Action: The Katrina 100

August 22, 2008 at 3:04 am 3 comments

The 3-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is August 25th. To reflect and highlight on the city’s current state of affairs and the changemakers within the city, Jerri Chou and team at AllDayBuffet are blogging The New Orleans 100.

According to the Web site, The New Orleans 100 is:

a worldwide initiative that highlights and encourage discussion among millions about 100 of the most innovative and world-changing ideas to take root in the city since Katrina.

The group behind Katrina 100 wants to leverage bottom up tools like the social web to feature under-acknowledged, yet real stories that highlight the positive changes going on in the NEW Orleans since Katrina. The 100 list will be release and posted on the blog on August 25th, and the group hopes to reach 1,000,000 pageviews by 8/29/08. The main goal though, is the make the NOLA100 the alternative media story during the week of 8/25. Wondering how you can make that happen? Keep reading.

The group continues with calls to action beyond just visiting the site and reading the list. These include:

  1. Sign up to receive the NOLA100 list.
  2. ShareThis. Spread the NOLA100 message and list by email, blog, digg, twitter, stumbleupon and other social options.
  3. Contact one of the NOLA100 changemakers on the list to help out. This can include offering services, volunteering, making a donation, a connection, or extending a simple thank you.
  4. Send AllDayBuffet and NOLA100 new ideas to make an impact. This can include success stories, testimonies, interview requests, highlighting efforts beyond the NOLA100 and more. It’s up to you.

If you want to really dig in, then you yourself may qualify to join the AllDayBuffet team, and this is the way I see a lot of consulting and the future of business going. Free-agent consulting. And, others seem to agree.

In this instance, AllDayBuffet is “a social innovation brand for the creative mavericks”. Their key competitive edge, in terms of recruitment, is that their whole strategy revolves around the concept of open participation.”

This open participation is built in through G3, the Greater Good Guild. The G3 is a global collective of creative professionals that strive to change the world. The network represents social innovators, creative mavericks, change makers and more. To see if you’ve got what it takes, you can apply to be a G3 maverick yourself.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Vanessa  |  August 22, 2008 at 6:01 am

    It’s hard to believe that it has been five years already. The stories that I have heard about the recuperation efforts have featured some pretty innovative social experiments. It will be interesting to see what is successful and can be replicated elsewhere. Thanks for highlighting this issue!

  • 2. Alex Steed [of Make Something Happen]  |  August 22, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Jerri is amazing, by the way. Just wanted to throw that out there.

    Also – am I mistaken, or is it actually the three year anniversary?

    Regardless, this action is wonderful.

  • 3. socialbutterfly4change  |  August 22, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Ah, how embarrassing. You’re completely right. This is what happens when I write posts after midnight, lol.

    Correction made. =)


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