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WorldChanging: To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days
To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days
Worldchanging.com recently asked “the smartest, most interesting people we know” (flattery will get you anywhere, they know 😉 to answer the following question:

In 100 words or less, what should the next president do in his first 100 days to address the planet’s most pressing problems?

Good and inspiring thinking from wonderful people, including Alan AtKisson, Jamais Cascio, Paul Hawken, Hunter Lovins, Bill McKibben, Sarah Severn and many others.
Here’s what I had to say:

Lead. Inspire. Challenge.
Lay out big goals at the Inaugural: Energy independence within 10 years -– and carbon neutrality within 20 — as the driver of economic recovery. Health insurance for all within three. Cooperation in the national interest, starting now. Affirm “government” as “what we do together.”
Convene us, leaders and grassroots, across the political spectrum – to invent together how to get there. Invite our creativity and innovation – “voluntarily, for now.”
Map all federal investment, and design 18 month phase-out of all that conflict with our central goals.
Open source government data to feed national/regional/local performance dashboards to track & drive progress.

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