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  Eat less poultry  superceeded
Try to eat as little poultry as possible.

  Drive a more fuel efficient car.  superceeded
A fuel efficient car is not only easier on the pocket book, it is easier on the ozone and our limited fossil fuels too.

  Help others move.  superceeded
Moving is a cathartic labor intensive process. Often, the aid of extra person-power and/or a larger vehicle is necessary.

  Call your mother.  superceeded
Parents may desire more contact with their sons and daughters than the offspring themselves.

  Visit a far-flung friend.  superceeded
It may be possible to keep a friend without it, but traveling to visit a friend in person gives life a sense of continuity.

  Don't use to-go containers.  superceeded
To-go containers are a convenient, but inefficient and environmentally harmful food storage device.

  Buy eco-friendly cleaners.  superceeded
Houshold cleaners are solutions of powerful cleaning agents and abrasives which may be ideal for cleaning stains, they also damage the environment.

  Treat all persons equally.  superceeded
Unfair treatment on the basis of gender, race, age, religion etc. limits social, cultural and economic exchange, and is counterproductive in an open society and free-market.

  Be a mentor.  superceeded
Mentorship is a legacy of giving, it enriches individuals and society. Education is incomplete without the guidance and wisdom of one who is accomplished and successful.

  Vote.  superceeded
Voting allows one to be represented on issues and in choosing candidates, and it encourages one to be informed of local, state, and national political issues.

  Car pool.  superceeded
Put two people going to the same place, in the same car, and the environment benefits.

  Tip street performers.  superceeded
Street performers of any type, talented or not, enrich our culture and should be rewarded for their gift to us.

  Compost kitchen scraps, leaves and yard clippings.  superceeded
Leaves, yard clippings and kitchen scraps can be composted, reducing landfill glut, and producing, rich organic gardening fertilizer.

  Use hemp clothing.  superceeded
Hemp cloth has better strength and softness than cotton, without the huge range of environmental problems associated with it.

  Help push a stalled car.  superceeded
A person is having car trouble and is pushing their car to a safer area, or they need a "push-start", pull over and lend a hand.

  Be more honest.  superceeded
Our lives can be very complicated socially and professionally, not being truthful unnecessarily complicates it more and promotes unhappiness.

  Shop at farmer's markets.  superceeded
Buying directly from associated farmers at farmer's markets, supports small, organic, and family farms, and affords one the opportunity to select from the finest quality foods available.

  Recycle.  superceeded
With natural resources dwindling and landfills growing, it is necessary and quite easy to recycle.

  Grow your own food.  superceeded
When we grow our own food, we eat more healthful, get more exercise and begin to look and feel more vibrant and attractive as we get in touch with the earth.

  Be a friend.  superceeded
Want a friend? Be a friend.

  Support local live music.  superceeded
Attending local live music performances is good for the soul, the community and the players too.

  Give charitably.  superceeded
Giving contributions to charitable organizations, friends in need, or a needy person on the street, helps our fellow person, our society, and benefits humanity.

  Be an unsung hero.  superceeded
Work honorably, and without needing recognition. Focus on the deed, not the reward.

  Acknowledge good qualities.  superceeded
What is more honorable than being an unsung hero? Acknowledging the good deeds and qualities in others.

  Use protection.  superceeded
Sex is fun, but it can also be reproductive and dangerous. Using "protection" puts the fun back in sex.

  Visit nature.  superceeded
Experiencing the beauty of nature adds depth and meaning to our lives.

  Put friends up for the night.  superceeded
Sometimes friends need a place to stay. Allowing them to stay at your home is very kind and enables one to spend more time with them.

  Be good.  superceeded
Want a more happy and fulfilling life? Try to be good.

  Be an unsung hero.  superceeded
Working honorably and without needing recognition, focusing on the deed, not the rewards, eliminates reward oriented and competitive motivations, lending a less anxious and more dignified quality to work and life.

  Plant trees at home.  superceeded
Planting trees at home, enriches the natural environment and beautifies our world.

  Buy locally produced goods and services.  superceeded
Purchasing local products stabilizes jobs and bolsters the economy.

  Smoke fewer cigarettes.  superceeded
Cigarettes are etremely harmful to smokers and those around them, they are intentionaly addictive and pollute cradle-to- grave. Smoking fewer cigarettes is beneficial to other people and ourselves.

  Read books instead of watching television.  superceeded
Reading exercises our imagination, is more entertaining and less sedating than television.

  Listen more intently when others speak.  superceeded
Listening more intently to others allows them to more fully communicate, while you gain a better understanding of them and what they are saying.

  Tailgate less in traffic.  superceeded
Tailgating may be an attempt to send a message to another driver to move over or speed up, but it endangers others and is a sign of impatience.

  Adopt a pet from the shelter.  superceeded
Rescuing an unwanted or runaway animal from an adoption center saves the life of the animal and brings joy to yours.

  Tip service workers 20% or more.  superceeded
Service workers work tirelessly to please us, tipping well acknowledges this and benefits real people, not some faceless corporation.

  Wear clean clothing.  superceeded
Clean clothing shows a certain level of self-respect and respect for those around us. It is healthful and doesn't pollute social breathing areas and add to visual blight.

  Read the daily news.  superceeded
When we read the daily news, we stay informed, expand our vocabulary, and stay in direct contact with our society and culture.

  Look at art.  superceeded
Art reflects life. Looking at art helps us see the beauty around us, in others and in ourselves.

  Don't steal. 
Stealing may be an expedient way to aquire wealth or an object of desire, but it all comes back in the end and it will be you who is stolen from.

  Don't kill people.  superceeded
Don't kill people, you'll regret it later. Its bad for the soul, Karma and possibilities for future happiness.

  Tell jokes. 
Telling jokes gives a burst of fun and laughter to social settings of any size. Humor takes the pain of life away, making it brighter and more enjoyable.

  Sing or whistle out loud.  superceeded
Singing and whistling lightens the spirits ans spreads one's infectious joy. When one makes a "joyful noise", one creates positivity and optimism.

  Loan money to friends in need.  superceeded
When friends become financially overextended they might ask us for help with a loan. Loaning a friend money is very charitalble and may help them to be housed and fed.

  Pick up hitchhikers. 
For whatever reason, people don't have transportation to a destination and they stand on the roadside "thumbing it". Picking up hitch hikers helps a person in need, and puts us in direct touch with another interesting person.

  Visit friends in jail.  superceeded
People in jail are in mean and unfriendly environments which may affect them adversely, a friend who visits can make a world of difference in terms of keeping them in touch with their lives out side and helps keep them grounded.

  Don't swear in front of children.  superceeded
Children need positive and optimistic environments, swearing infront of them serves to infect them with meanness, coloring their world with disharmony.

  Don't pick fights.  superceeded
People may upset us, but that is no reason to become physically confrontational. Resorting to violence doesn't solve problems, it exasorbates them.

  Massage others.  superceeded
Our lives are stressful and the human body becomes fatigued, giving someone a massage is a generous and caring gift.

  Remember birthdays. 
We all have them and when they pass unnoticed by others we may feel hurt. Remembering the birthdays of others is one way to show we care and that they are important to us.

  Work to maintain long-term friendships. 
Distance and time can seperate old friends. Making contact once in a while keeps the friendship alive, rather than losing a friend forever because of neglect.

  Travel to different places  superceeded
Whether you circumnavigate the globe or visit a neighboring town, traveling shows us what the world is like in other places; we gain insight into the lives of others and learn about ourselves in the process.

  Make baked goods for others.  superceeded
When baking for others, we focus our thoughts and energy on them and they are able to taste our affection.

  Forgive instead of holding grudges.  superceeded
When we hold grudges we store bitterness, anger and resentment, which produces unhappiness within. Forgiving those who cross us allows us to become more content and happy people.

  Keep your bedroom clean.  superceeded
When our bedroom is clean and organized, we can effectively organize the rest of our life; our clothes are cleaner and less rinkled, we can find our car keys and friends want to visit and maybe even sleep over.

  Dine with others. 
When we sit down to eat a meal with others, it elevates a daily mundane activity into a more enjoyable occasion. We have a little time to share our thoughts, some conversation, and the experience of being together.

  Have plants and flowers in your home. 
Plants and flowers brighten our environment, bringing life and beauty to any space. They require regular watering, ritually bringing us into their world and expanding ours.

  Invite friends over. 
When friends visit, we share our home and open our lives to them. Our hospitality is a treaty of friendship.

  Turn off lights when they are not needed. 
Save energy and help prevent global warming, turn off lights in unused areas.

  Heat your home more efficiently.  superceeded
Save energy and help prevent global warming by maximizing the efficiency of heating and cooling systems in the home, use double paned windows, insulation, ceiling fans and don't use the heater when away.

  Use energy efficient large appliances. 
Save energy and prevent global warming by using a low energy, high efficiency fridge and washing machine, and by using large loads instead of small, and drying clothes on a line.

  Conserve water in the bathroom. 
By using a low flow shower head, a toilet water displacement device, by taking showers instead of baths and letting the "yellow mellow", one can conserve an enormous amount of water.

  Make eco-friendly packaging choices. 
Eco-friendly packaging such as: reusable containers, recycled packaging, and items with the least amount of packaging, are easy on landfills, our dwindling natural recources and our wallets.

  Be a designated driver.  superceeded
Intentionally staying sober to drive others who are drinking, saves lives, driving records and thousands of dollars in fines.

  Enjoy sunrises and sunsets. 
Watching the sun rise or set allows us to witness our spinning solar system in action. Taking time out to enjoy this beautiful display encourages us to appreciate the larger scale of life. It puts things in perspective.

  Use rechargable batteries.  superceeded
Batteries contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment when disposed of. They run down and must be replaced regularly. Using rechargable batteries saves money and doesn't pollute the earth.

  Make christmas and birthday gifts.  superceeded
When we make christmas or birthday gifts in the kitchen, or create items from discarded materials, we save natural resources and reduce potential waste, while giving from the heart.

  Be friendly to strangers. 
We are a society of strangers; they are us and we are them. Being friendly to all whom we encounter brings enjoyment and dignity to our lives and our community.

  Be a giving lover.  superceeded
Romantic and sexual relationships connect people in physical and emotional partnership, necessitating the giving and receiving of both parties. A good balance ferments trust and harmony, adding to the enjoyment, benefiting both individuals.

  Refill the ice-cube tray. 
It is frustrating to go the freezer needing ice, only to find that the ice-cube tray has been emptied and not refilled. Refilling the tray is an investment in the future coldness of soft drinks, coctails and water for you and others.

  Guys, put the seat down. 
It is common courtesy, good hygiene and one of our basic social mores, to exhibit proper toilet behavior. Lift the seat - keeping it as clean as possible - then flush, and drop the seat when finished.

  Save money. 
Putting aside a portion of what we earn regularly over time makes our earnings count on an increaseingly larger scale, affording us more financial clout.

  Meditate. 
When we meditate, our mind and body are able to be quiet, contemplative or just completely blank. Insight often comes to those who seek it and inner peace ferments.

  Sing or whistle out loud. 
Singing and whistling lightens the spirits and spreads one's infectious joy. When one makes a "joyful noise", one creates positivity and optimism.

  Plan your family well.  superceeded
Putting some thought into various family options before one is forced to, serves us and future generations as well.

  Live in an eco-friendly home. 
Renovate a home close to town, live in a recycled steel home, a straw bale or a cobb home. Eco-friendly homes give back to the community, conserving energy and natural resources while saving building costs.

  Repair rather than discard. 
Being handy around the house helps prolong the life of older items and reincarnates broken ones. It reduces land-fill over crowding, saves invaluable natural resources and is intensely frugal.

  Recycle household water. 
A high percentage of the water we use runs "down the drain." Much of that water can be reclaimed. Save rinse water for plants, collect preheated shower water as well as run off from roof tops in buckets for household use.

  Shop around.  superceeded
Doing a little research and comparison shopping allows one to get the best price on exactly the item needed. Reducing household clutter from poor choices and unnecessary items.

  Be less materialistic. 
Being less materialistic brings added dimension to life. Looking beyond monetary value allows us to enjoy things for their usefulness. We can do with less stuff and put more of an emphasis on enjoying people, nature, and the world around us.

  Garden organically. 
Using natural pesticides and fertilizers and other organic gardening techniques, one can reduce chemical run-off, create a less harmful environment and produce great tasting and beautiful looking plants.

  Maintain a good driving record. 
Being a safe and sober driver, getting few tickets and taking care of the few one does get, enables one to move about freely in an automobile and indicates a certain level of personal responsibility.

  Pay back personal loans. 
People who lend us money are good people who should be valued highly, and above all, paid back. We can move forward with dignity allowing us to make closer, more authentic connections with people.

  Shop around. 
Doing a little research and comparison shopping allows one to get the best price on exactly the item needed. This reduces household clutter from poor choices and unnecessary items.

  Have pets.  superceeded
Pets remind us of the simplicity of life, they can be playful and very affectionate. When we take care of a pet, we are focused on something that brings happiness to us, which makes us better people.

  Maintain someone's home while they are away. 
Leaving home for a number of days can necessitate help maintaining animals, plants, mail etc.; visiting the home of a traveling friend periodically, gives the appearance that someone is living there, thwarting would-be robbers.

  Be more of a gentleperson. 
The dictates of proper social conduct are that we be courteous, gracious and honorable, including opening doors, pulling out chairs and walking on the traffic side of the sidewalk for others. This shows our respect and our disintersest in conflict.

  Support independent radio. 
Independent radio stations need our support, it is good to help financially or just to listen, because the programming is free from corporate control and the incredible bias inherant there. This makes for a more well rounded and interesting person.

  Stop fights between others. 
Being a peace-maker, by stopping a violent struggle or encouraging resolution to an arguement between friends, may possibly be intrusive and even dangerous, but it positively affects social change immediately and it is very heroic.

  Be good.  superceeded
Want a more happy and fulfilling life? Try to be good.

  Support peaceful protests.  superceeded
Peaceful protesting is a form of free speech that may be employed when one feels attention needs to he focused on a certain unfairness or issue. Often the only way we know about certain issues, is because some brave indviduals staged a protest.

  Fill your dishwasher.  superceeded
Run your dishwasher only with a full load. For drying, use the energy-saving setting instead of heat.

  Use only cold or warm water when washing clothing. 
Using cold or warm water when washing clothing instead of hot, saves energy and prolongs the life of clothing.

  Keep your water heater set lower than 120 degrees. 
Turning down the setting on your water heater thermostat saves energy; 120 degrees is usually hot enough.

  Keep your thermostat adjusted for energy efficiency.  superceeded
Not overheating or overcooling rooms by monitoring your heater/air conditioner thermostat by turning it off when not needed, saving an enormous amount of energy.

  Flush only when neccessary. 
Reducing the number of toilet flushes per day, by "letting the yellow mellow" can save an enormous amount of water.

  Take showers instead of baths. 
Showering requires less water than it takes to fill a bath tub and saves time too.

  Keep your thermostat adjusted for energy efficiency. 
Not overheating or overcooling rooms by monitoring your heater/air conditioner thermostat by turning it off when not needed, saves an enormous amount of energy.

  Use low flow shower heads. 
Low flow shower heads conserve water by reducing the amount of water while increasing water pressure.

  Use fluorescent bulbs as your primary light source.  superceeded
Fluorescent bulbs use much less energy than incandescent bulbs do and they last much longer.

  Insulate your water heater.  superceeded
Wrapping your water heater in insulation reduces carbon dioxide by 1000 pounds a year.

  Add weather strip and caulk around windows and doors. 
Plugging air leaks around doors and windows keeps heat in, saving energy and reducing ozone depleting carbon dioxide.

  Pick a climate friendly house color. 
Depending on the dominant climate of the region you live in, the color of your home can have a large affect on the cost it takes to heat or cool it; light colored for hot climates to reflect the sun's rays and dark to attract heat.

  Clean and replace air conditioner filters.  superceeded
By simply cleaning that dirty filter in your air conditioner, you can save 5% of the energy used and reduce carbon dioxide.

  Use fluorescent bulbs as your primary light source. 
Fluorescent bulbs use much less energy than incandescent bulbs do and they last much longer.

  Recycle automobile air conditioner coolant. 
Cars with air conditioners should have the coolant recycled whenever the car is serviced. This extra step can reduce thousands of pounds of ozone depleting carbon dioxide.

  Insulate your home. 
Insulating the walls and ceilings in your home can save about a quarter of your heating energy bills and reduces thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide yearly.

  Be informed about environmental issues. 
Staying informed about environmental issues helps one vote knowledgably and purchase wisely, affecting change.

  Contact elected officials to express concerns. 
Calling or writing elected officials to let them know how you stand on issues can have a great impact on legistlation and their votes on issues.

  Use solar power. 
Solar power is the most plentiful renewable power source available and could allow us total independence from earth based fuel. Fossil fuels are limited and they pollute the environment when produced and burned.

  Use an electric car. 
Electric vehicles use power from the grid and they don't produce harmful exhast emissions. Using an electric car is very earth-friendly.

  Drink bottled water. 
Tap water can be harmful to our health, it contains treated sewage and the dangerous chemicals used to treat it, and well water is increasingly at risk of becoming polluted. Bottled water is from fresh springs, mountain run-off or is filtered.

  Eat dophin-free tuna.  superceeded
Over 25,000 dolphins are killed yearly in tuna nets. Dolphin-free tuna is slightly more expensive but is spares thousands of beautiful and highly intelligent animals.

  Buy tree-free paper.  superceeded
Purchasing paper manufactured with tobacco, banana leaf, denim, recycled wood pulp, or hemp, saves trees and is very cool.

  Buy genetic engineering-free food. 
Foods altered on a genetic level to play up favorable characteristics, may be large and colorful but the effects of genetic manipulation are unknown, to the extent that Europe and New Zealand have bans on the sale of produce affected this way.

  Get AIDs tested.  superceeded
Not everyone uses protection all of the time, and most likely you haven't either. There is a several year delay between the time one becomes infected and when it can be detected.

  Be a whistle-blower.  superceeded
Calling attention to unsafe, illegal or unfair situations at work is a brave and good thing to do. The fear of losing your job is no reason to let flagrant misuse of power continue.

  Resisist fluoridated water. 
Not drinking fluoridated water protects your health. Fluoride is a poisonous by-product of the aluminum industry, which lobbies heavily for the fluoridation of your water, making money off their hazardous waste. People become ill from fluoride poisoning.

  Eat fewer shrimp. 
The shrimp industry is a huge one which unintentionaly kills sea turtles, which drown in shrimp nets. Save a sea turtle's life, eat fewer shrimp.

  Sweep or rake leaves and debris instead of using a leaf blower. 
Leaf blowers cause excessive noise pollution, as well as air pollution from the two stroke engine, what is worse is the air pollution that is caused by the blowing of dried spit, urination, dog doo, insects and decomposing matter all over the place.

  Wear biodegradable clothing.  superceeded
Synthetic clothing such as polyester and nylon, doesn't decompose and will be around crowding out some landfill long after we are gone. Natural fibers such as cotton and hemp biodegrade and they do so without any harmful chemical by-products.

  Keep toxins away from infants. 
Your child is very curious and wants to get into things...everything. Storing harmful chemical cleaners and other toxins away from children may save their lives.

  Give charitably.  superceeded
Giving contributions to charitable organizations, friends in need, or a needy person on the street, helps our fellow person, our society, and benefits humanity.

  Plant a tree  poll closed
Trees are beautiful and they clean our air.

  Visit nature.  superceeded
Experiencing the beauty of nature adds depth and meaning to our lives.

  Eat less poultry  superceeded
Try to eat as little poultry as possible.

  Recycle toner cartridges.  poll closed
Saving toner cartridges for refilling saves having to send the unrecyclable plastic to a landfill. They are filled with enough remaining toner residue to stain anything you've got.

  Use drought-tolerant or native plants in landscaping.  poll closed
Drought-tolerant and native plants need little or just the right amount of water for your region. During dry years, they can exist on less or no water, saving water and the lives of your plants.

  Use a push-mower.  superceeded
Using a push-mower produces no harmful exhaust, uses no gas, creates no noise pollution and gives us a great work-out.

  Massage others.  poll closed
Our lives are stressful and the human body becomes fatigued, giving someone a massage is a generous and caring gift.

  Respect Those With Whom You Disagree  rejected
Everybody has a valid point of view. Respect those who disagree with you and try to understand their point of view.

  Use rechargable batteries.  superceeded
Batteries contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment when disposed of. They run down and must be replaced regularly. Using rechargable batteries saves money and doesn't pollute the earth.

  Stock investing  rejected
Do you share all your hot stock tips with your friends or do you keep the for yourself to get a leg up on them?

  Use reusable shopping bags.  poll closed
If each of us used one less shopping bag a week, we could save hundreds of millions of bags every year. Paper bags are made of virgin paper and plastic bags are not degradable. Using a reusable bag is earth-friendly.

  Use cloth diapers.  poll closed
They say that 1% of all American landfill space is occupied by disposable diapers which take up to 500 years to decompose. Cotton can be reused 100 times and decomposes in 1-6 months. Reduce landfill glut and save natural resources, use cloth diapers.

  Buy tree-free paper.  poll closed
Purchasing paper manufactured with tobacco, banana leaf, denim, recycled wood pulp, or hemp, saves trees and is very cool.

  Use hemp clothing.  poll closed
Hemp cloth has better strength and softness than cotton, without the huge range of environmental problems associated with it.

  Wear clean clothing.  superceeded
Clean clothing shows a certain level of self-respect and respect for those around us. It is healthful and doesn't pollute social breathing areas and add to visual blight.

  Vote.  superceeded
Voting allows one to be represented on issues and in choosing candidates, and it encourages one to be informed of local, state, and national political issues.

  Read the daily news.  superceeded
When we read the daily news, we stay informed, expand our vocabulary, and stay in direct contact with our society and culture.

  Pick up litter.  superceeded
Help keep your environment clean by picking up litter.

  Plant trees at home.  poll closed
Planting trees at home, enriches the natural environment and beautifies our world.

  Visit nature.  poll closed
Experiencing the beauty of nature adds depth and meaning to our lives.

  Drive a more fuel efficient car.  poll closed
A fuel efficient car is not only easier on the pocket book, it is easier on the ozone and our limited fossil fuels too. *

  Car pool.  poll closed
Put two people going to the same place, in the same car, and the environment benefits.

  Help push a stalled car.  poll closed
A person is having car trouble and is pushing their car to a safer area, or they need a "push-start", pull over and lend a hand.

  Tailgate less in traffic.  poll closed
Tailgating may be an attempt to send a message to another driver to move over or speed up, but it endangers others and is a sign of impatience.

  Be courteous on the road  poll closed
Being considerate of other people on the road makes everyone happier, and safer.

  Give charitably.  superceeded
Giving contributions to charitable organizations, friends in need, or a needy person on the street, helps our fellow person, our society, and benefits humanity.

  Be an unsung hero.  poll closed
Working honorably and without needing recognition, focusing on the deed, not the rewards, eliminates reward oriented and competitive motivations, lending a less anxious and more dignified quality to work and life.

  Use protection.  poll closed
Sex is fun, but it can also be reproductive and dangerous. Using "protection" puts the fun back in sex.

  Smoke fewer cigarettes.  superceeded
Cigarettes are etremely harmful to smokers and those around them, they are intentionaly addictive and pollute cradle-to- grave. Smoking fewer cigarettes is beneficial to other people and ourselves.

  Shop at farmer's markets.  poll closed
Buying directly from associated farmers at farmer's markets, supports small, organic, and family farms, and affords one the opportunity to select from the finest quality foods available.

  Grow your own food.  poll closed
When we grow our own food, we eat more healthful, get more exercise and begin to look and feel more vibrant and attractive as we get in touch with the earth.

  Keep your bedroom clean.  poll closed
When our bedroom is clean and organized, we can effectively organize the rest of our life; our clothes are cleaner and less rinkled, we can find our car keys and friends want to visit and maybe even sleep over.

  Tip street performers.  superceeded
Street performers of any type, talented or not, enrich our culture and should be rewarded for their gift to us.

  Support local live music.  poll closed
Attending local live music performances is good for the soul, the community and the players too.

  Read books instead of watching television.  superceeded
Reading exercises our imagination, is more entertaining and less sedating than television.

  Look at art.  poll closed
Art reflects life. Looking at art helps us see the beauty around us, in others and in ourselves.

  Buy locally produced goods and services.  poll closed
Purchasing local products stabilizes jobs and bolsters the economy.

  Try not to SPAM search engines, web sites or individuals. 
SPAM is electronic junk mail or any unsolicited and irrelevant email communication. This creates an unbelievable amount of unnecessary web traffic that slows real communication and wastes our time as we must continually work to rid ourselves of it.

  Learn to play an instrument.  superceeded
There is little in terms of personal enrichment that is more enriching than gaining the ability to play music. It has been shown to improve memory capacity in children and it literaly brings music to our lives.

  Help others move.  poll closed
Moving is a cathartic labor intensive process. Often, the aid of extra person-power and/or a larger vehicle is necessary.

  Visit a far-flung friend.  poll closed
It may be possible to keep a friend without it, but traveling to visit a friend in person gives life a sense of continuity.

  Be a mentor.  poll closed
Mentorship is a legacy of giving, it enriches individuals and society. Education is incomplete without the guidance and wisdom of one who is accomplished and successful.

  Compost kitchen scraps, leaves and yard clippings.  poll closed
Leaves, yard clippings and kitchen scraps can be composted, reducing landfill glut, and producing, rich organic gardening fertilizer.

  Be a friend.  poll closed
Want a friend? Be a friend.

  Buy eco-friendly cleaners.  poll closed
Household cleaners are solutions of powerful cleaning agents and abrasives which may be ideal for cleaning stains, they also damage the environment.

  Treat all persons equally.  poll closed
Unfair treatment on the basis of gender, race, age, religion etc. limits social, cultural and economic exchange, and is counterproductive in an open society and free-market.

  Be more honest.  poll closed
Our lives can be very complicated socially and professionally, not being truthful unnecessarily complicates it more and promotes unhappiness.

  Acknowledge good qualities.  poll closed
What is more honorable than being an unsung hero? Acknowledging the good deeds and qualities in others.

  Put friends up for the night.  poll closed
Sometimes friends need a place to stay. Allowing them to stay at your home is very kind and enables one to spend more time with them.

  Be good.  superceeded
Want a more happy and fulfilling life? Try to be good.

  Read books instead of watching television.  poll closed
Reading exercises our imagination, is more entertaining and less sedating than television.

  Listen more intently when others speak.  superceeded
Listening more intently to others allows them to more fully communicate, while you gain a better understanding of them and what they are saying.

  Adopt a pet from the shelter.  poll closed
Rescuing an unwanted or runaway animal from an adoption center saves the life of the animal and brings joy to yours.

  Tip service workers 20% or more.  superceeded
Service workers work tirelessly to please us, tipping well acknowledges this and benefits real people, not some faceless corporation.

  Be less judgemental of others.  poll closed
People come in all shapes, sizes and behaviors and none of us are perfect; we all have our disappointing moments. Accepting others for who they are allows us to feel more comfortable being who we are. Judge not lest ye be judged etc. etc.

  Use toilet paper containing 50% or more of post consumer waste.  poll closed
If saving old growth forests is your interest, using recycled toilet paper is an important purchase decision. Post consumer products are the best way to reduce deforestation.

  Use refillable lighters.  superceeded
Once that bic has had it's last flick it becomes a burden to the planet for the next 1000 plus years. The plastic must be thick to hold the flammable liquid. It lasts forever.

  Use a hemp dog collar for your dog.  superceeded
It's important to reduce all beef industry by-products such as leather products like dog collars. Nylon or other plastic alternatives are polluting when created and they don't biodegrade. Hemp is the only way to go. It is very tough and it biodegrades.

  Use a handkerchief instead of disposable tissues.  poll closed
Using a handkerchief instead of a tissue reduces deforestation and waste, while a handkerchief can be used over and over again.

  Use a hemp dog collar for your dog.  poll closed
It's important to reduce all beef industry by-products such as leather products like dog collars. Nylon or other plastic alternatives are polluting when created and they don't biodegrade. Hemp is the only way to go. It is very tough and it biodegrades.

  Buy beer in bulk.  poll closed
Purchasing beer in the largest container possible saves having to manufacture and recycle all of those pesky cans and bottles, and it saves money too.

  Use bike messenger services.  poll closed
Using a bicycle messenger service for in town deliveries saves gas, reduces pollution and it removes cars from the road.

  Use less cologne and perfume in public.  poll closed
Many people are sensitive to air born contamination. Most colognes and perfumes contain chemicals that can irritate the senses of these individuals. It is also socially obnoxious to wear strong perfumes in public places.

  Take collections for friends in need. 
From time to time one friend or another may become broke. Taking a collection - among friends - of food and/or small amounts of cash can really help a friend in need and it isn't too taxing on any one person.

  Use a human powered lawn.  superceeded
Using a push-mower produces no harmful exhaust, uses no gas, creates no noise pollution and gives us a great work-out.

  Use a human powered lawn mower.  poll closed
Using a push-mower produces no harmful exhaust, uses no gas, creates no noise pollution and gives us a great work-out.

  Request that hotels change your linens/towels every other day. 
It's not necessary for hotels to change the linen daily if one is going to remain in the room. You wouldn't wash your own linen on a daily basis. It wastes water and electrical energy and it taxes the local water filtration system. Make yourself at home!

  Resist using aluminum foil, plastic wrap and plastic bags.  superceeded
Disposable food wrapping and storage devices are unnecessary and very polluting as well as being taxing on natural resources. It is much more economical and environmentally kind to use washable plastic containers.

  Live in an intentional community or eco-village.  poll closed
Living in individual houses with seperate kitchens and household systems is very inefficient compared to the sharing of costs, resources and chores in an intentional community. and it is socially advantageous to be living amongst like-minded people.

  Check paper boxes (cereal etc.) to ensure they are recycled.  poll closed
Checking paper box packaging, such as cereal boxes, to ensure they are recycled (the unprinted side should be grey not white) saves paper, trees, and reuces waste.

  Supplement your diet with vitamins  poll closed
Supplementing your diet with vitamins A, E and C and educating yourself about other supplements ensures that you are getting the proper nutrients to live an active lifestyle. You'll be a more vibrant and healthful person.

  Avoid excessive x-rays.  poll closed
It has been proven that x-rays produce harmful radiation poisoning. Avoiding excessive x-rays can save you from having brain cancer. Not letting the dentist x-ray your mouth every six months can save your life.

  Choose cremation instead of excavation.  poll closed
Cremation uses relatively little energy as compared with the fuel used to power a backhoe to dig a proper burial hole. Modern cremation utilizes air filtration and produces little in terms of air pollution as compared with excavation equipment.
  


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