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  RSVP if it's requested.  poll closed
If a RSVP is requested on an invitation, let the host or hostess know whether you are going to attend; it's an easy thing to do and is a common courtesy you should extend to anyone inviting you to an event.

  Vaccinate your pet(s).  poll closed
Vaccinate all of your pets. If money is a concern, there are many low-cost and even free vaccination clinics available.

  Support your local library.  poll closed
Your local library is a community resource offering everyone the opportunity to learn. Support your local library by checking books out, participating in its book drives, sales, and other activities, and voting to continue public spending on it.

  Home-scool or free-school your children  poll closed
The education system is about programming chilfren to be "good citizens". Free schooling is about empowerment and allows children to learn naturally and to learn about empowerment by experiencing it.

  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.

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

  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.

  Donate leftover wedding food to charity.  poll closed
Have leftover food from the wedding reception? Donate it to a homeless shelter or other charity.

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Driving slow is fine, but doing so in the fast lane is dangerous and irritating to other drivers. Use the right lane if driving slow.

  Be quiet in the library.  poll closed


  Be an organ donor.  poll closed
Be an organ donor and keep an organ donation card in your wallet. You won't need your organs when you're gone, and they could save someone else's life.

  Send thank you cards.  poll closed
Sending a thank you card is a small gesture that goes a long way. Expressing your thanks with a quick note will mean a lot to the person who did something nice for you.

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Cats use their claws for everything from grooming to fighting to marking their territory, declawing them is unnecessary and leaves them without their primary means of protection.

  Spay and neuter your pets.  poll closed
With so many pets in need of adoption, there is no reason to have your pets reproduce. Low cost spay and neuter clinics are available.

  Read or listen to international news.  poll closed
Listen to or read news that is produced in countries other than your own. An international perspective gives you a much clearer picture of world events and allows you to make more informed judgments.

  Smile  poll closed
Smiling makes you feel good, uses fewer muscles than frowning, and is sure to brighten someones day.

  Run races for cures.  poll closed
There are numerous races (and walks) that are organized to raise money for disease cures. Choose a worthy cause and race for the cure!

  Sing your child lullabies.  poll closed


  Do work for other people ,for favour rather than cash  poll closed
some people can not always afford to pay for your services with cash, but they may be able to provide a service to you in return.

  Encourage others to recycle.  poll closed
Everyone has been educated in one way or another about the benefits of recycling, but many people still don't do it. It just might take a little bit of peer pressure from a friend to encourage them to think about sorting out their recyclables.

  Use as little water as possible when cooking.  poll closed
The more water you use in your food when cooking, the longer it takes to heat. Reducing cooking time lowers energy usage which translates to big savings on your energy bill.

  Write thank you notes on tree-free and/or recycled stationary  poll closed
Show your appreciation for a gift and help preserve our forests at the same time!

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

  Keep your freezer more than 2/3 filled.  poll closed
Freezers operate most efficiently when they are at least 2/3 full. Keeping it full requires less energy to chill the empty space, which saves energy and lowers your power bill.

  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 a dishwasher and save water.  poll closed
Using a full dishwasher saves an average of 5.8 fewer gallons of water per load than washing by hand.

  Use sponges or rags instead of paper towels.  poll closed
An average sized family goes through 3 rolls of paper towels per week, that adds up to an enormous amount of waste. Using a rag or a sponge saves many trees worth of paper over the course of a lifetime.

  Use reusable razors instead of disposable shavers.  poll closed
Disposable shavers with those plastic handles may be cheap, but they dull out much faster than reusable razors do and are more polluting. Save money and reduce pollution by using reusable razors.

  Don't buy clothes that require dry cleaning.  poll closed
Dry cleaning pollutes the environment and the chemicals are toxic to humans.

  Work for employers who don't piss test  poll closed
More and more companies are instituting policies that dictate the private behavior of employees. Requiring a worker or a job applicant to submit to drug testing ferments an atmoshpere of distrust. It focuses on private behavior not the quality of work.

  Use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins.  poll closed
Cloth napkins can be used again and again, do not require trees to be harvested, and are actually nicer to use than paper napkins.

  Carry and use your own coffee mug or other beverage container.  poll closed
Carry your own beverage container instead of using the paper or plastic cups provided at stores and coffee shops.

  Use reusable coffee filters.  poll closed
Instead of using disposable paper coffee filters, switch to reusable mesh coffee filters. They are tree-free and will save you money too.

  Use concentrated products.  poll closed
Use concentrated products, such as juice, laundry detergent, and other cleaners, when available. Concentrated products reduce packaging waste and save money.

  Buy products in bulk.  poll closed
Buying products in bulk reduces packaging waste, especially if you bring your own reusable containers. It's usually more economical too.

  Pass used magazines on to friends or organizations.  poll closed


  Use tampons without applicators.  poll closed


  Use both sides of paper.  poll closed


  express yourself to the benefit of others  poll closed
Personal expression that give others pause to consider opens paths of communication that are vital to the understanding of others perspectives as long as its by way of their own free will and no one is hurt or property damaged.

  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.
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