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December 20, 2010

Green New Year's Resolutions: Commit to Activism

Green activism It’s almost midnight — do you know where your resolutions are? If not, worry not: We’ve got a few suggestions lined up for you this week. While in years past, we provided you with specific eco-acts to focus on, for 2011, we’re zooming out a bit to consider more community-based ideas.

Tip #1: Commit to an Act of Activism

If you tend to shy away from causing a scene or making your voice heard, this could be a productive exercise. Pick an issue about which you’re particularly passionate — perhaps stopping factory farms from polluting water? Or protecting wildlife from climate change? — and do something active about it. You could organize or participate in a protest, write a letter to an agenda-setter, raise funds, or use your creativity to do something else to help move the world toward the solution you’re envisioning. How else to turn hope into change?

Tip #2: Volunteer More

Tip #3: Build Community

Tip #4: Resolve Not to Resolve

Tell us: What are your goals for 2011?

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