We are the Austin chapter of the national initiative founded by Mashable. The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic group of community and global leaders to discuss a big topic — the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our world’s greatest challenges.
The most innovative technologists, influential minds, and passionate activists come together with one shared goal, to unlock the potential of new media and technology to make the world a better place. Where this group looks to succeed, while other’s have failed, is by then translating our ideas into action.
On September 24, 2012, a group of Austin community activists, leaders, socially conscious entrepreneurs – who also happen to be Social Media Influencers – gathered together to focus on one issue: making a sustainable impact on the community. The group decided to focus on fostering clean air in Austin in an effort to counter EPA reports of increasing air pollution in our city.
The leading resolution passed by the Social Good Summit supports the creation of a citywide “Work-From-Home” initiative that includes all businesses and citizens who are able to participate, without inhibiting the city’s daily operations, and is supported by the City of Austin. We agree that in this way, we can all effectively contribute to reducing our traffic carbon emissions, as carbon emissions are one of the leading sources of our city’s increased air pollution.
While it takes many to support an initiative of this size, we would like to mention a few of our wonderful leaders and organizers.