Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The 46 Day Action Plan - Numbers 1-10

For those of you have come late to my 46 day Challenge posts, I figured I'd take the work out of it for you. After all, we're all about the one-minute movement here. This way you can see what ideas I took on, and how you could follow my lead. One stop action if you will. Since 46 is a rather large number in list form, I'm breaking it down in groups of ten.

So here you go...Numbers 1 - 10

1. Turn down the heat to 68〫
I still can't believe I hadn't done this one sooner.

2. Set your internet browser page to load onto the GreaterGood's click sites, and click every day.
The Animal Rescue Site, The Hunger Site, The Breast Cancer Site, The Veterans Site, The Child Health Site, The Literacy Site, The Rainforest Site

3. Spring Clean Clothing Swap
Instead of throwing out old clothes, accessories or household items - consider swapping them with your friends. It's a green tip that gives you a new wardrobe!

4. Give the Gift of Sight
If you have old eyeglasses lying around - donate them to Lions' Club International's Recycle for Sight Program.

5. Share Coupons
When you're doing your weekly coupon clipping, look for coupons for local shelters. For instance, you can send a local shelter coupons for pet supplies. Just remember to check with your local shelter first. You can also do this with women and children's shelters.

6. Show someone you care
Take a minute to write an elderly friend or family a letter to let them know you are thinking of them.

7. Symbolically Adopt an Animal through Defenders of Wildlife
Simply visit the Wildlife Adoption Center to pick an animal that you would like to adopt. Remember these make great gifts for the person that has everything.

8. Support After School Programs
Contact your local representatives to tell them to keep funding After School Programs. Let them know this issue is important to you. Click Here to find out how to find your representative and to view a sample letter.

9. Become a Micro Mentor
Ever want to give back a bit of the knowledge you've learned through the years. Mercy Corps has a program that teams you up with someone who is starting out in your field of expertise. You can offer your advice to someone when they need it most. Visit Micromentor.org to find out how to get started.

10. Turn off your power strip
Another one I can't believe I didn't do regularly. The Department of Energy estimates that 75% of the energy used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off.

That's it for now. Check back tomorrow for numbers 11 - 20.


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