START A SOCIAL MOTION PROJECT
Improve the Built Environment, Increase Public Engagement and Help the Community Be More Active
A Social Motion Project lets the public participate in decision making, through their exercise, to make the built environment more active by default. In so doing, it makes exercise fun and social, and gets more people making the choice to be active.
Any organization that is prepared to allow public participation in decision making, and that has a budget for recreation and active transportation, can start its own Social Motion Project.
Within a community – whether it is an entire country, a major city, a small neighbourhood or even a group of like-minded individuals – a Project involves authorities agreeing to prioritize initiatives that people vote for with their exercise.
When students, staff and parents agree that they want their school to develop a culture of being active, the administration, often working with the parent-teacher association, can agree to fund a certain amount of group prizes for exercise. Not that everyone needs to be on a sports team, but simply that kids are spending more time moving and less time on their phones.
How to Get Started
You can start a new Social Motion Project in your community or school, and we can help you get set up.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the setup process.