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October 20, 2009

Random Acts of Greenness: Praise

Write a thank you letter and make someone smile When we do something nice for a stranger without expecting anything in return, we call it a random act of kindness. We think that the same principle can be applied to our quest to live greener lives. This week we'll offer ideas for good deeds that'll make people smile and help the planet.

Tip #2: Write a Thank-You Letter

Al Gore may receive his fair share of fan mail, but local activists often work in relative obscurity. Look for the tireless eco-crusaders in your region and send them letters expressing your appreciation. Positive reinforcement also works for lawmakers: It's easy to remember to write them when you're disappointed in their actions, but don't forget to praise them when they do the right thing. 

Share your tips: Who deserves recognition for his or her environmental efforts? 

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