Should Politics be More Closed to Us?! green drinks Tokyo provides some tips for you.
When you hear this word ‘politics’, what kind of images do you have? It might be difficult for most people to take politics as ‘your own matter’.
“green drinks Tokyo”, ‘how to use politics’ was held in 14th November 2013. We invited special guests to make politics ‘your own matter.’
The first guest, Toshinari Yokoo is a ward councilor in Minato ward Tokyo, as well as representative of nonprofit organization Green Bird. We also welcomed Shintaro Eguchi who is an editor, a journalist, and also a founder of “One Voice Campaign.”
‘Create’ and ‘Change’
Yokoo published “how to start ‘change the society’; 6 ways of making future we want” in October. While greenz holds out a slogan ‘creating the future we want,’ he chose the word ‘change the society.’
On the other hand, greenz thinks ‘social design’ is a framework to encourage people to create the future with their own hands. The Yokoo’s publication gave some key points how to grasp the phase of ‘changing society.’
Chief editor of “greenz.jp” YOSH says,
Our everyday life and politics are connected strongly.
Eguchi, who published ‘public shift’ in June 2013, says
Yokoo and Eguchi established new web magazine “machi no koto” to spread good ideas makes your life better. Eguchi says,
Raising our voice
One of the participants asked them passionately,
As Yokoo says, it might be a great idea if we hold “a positive demonstration.” In your countries, what do you stand for? Are there anything you can do to create the better future? Positive actions might be a beginning for changing society.
[via Greenz.jp written by Kota Suzuki + Yuto Miyamoto]