If you are troubled by the state of the world, but don't know what you can do about it, we can help you. We are creating Action Circles that enable like-minded people to devote as little as 15 minutes a day to advancing specific reforms. Groups of five to ten people can make a significant difference on problems as diverse as reducing disparities in children's reading skill and promoting local policies that affect greenhouse gas emissions.
Action Circles are based on Swedish study circles; they have played an important role in the development of social democracy in Sweden. There were about 300,000 study circles operating in Sweden as of 2010. Think what 300,000 Action Circles could do to bring about the changes we so badly need.
Our experience with Action Circles grows out of the work of the climate change and strengthening families task forces that the Coalition of Behavioral Science Organizations created. They have taught us that there are many early career behavior scientists and other concerned citizens who are eager to work on projects that address the major problems in our current society.