Most of the solidarity actions with more impact, the most effective and durable, are what we do in our daily lives.
Given this, we have developed a Decalogue with small gestures and everyday actions that can help transform the world, without much effort but with great effectiveness. Take note!
Small Decalogue of solidarity actions that change the world
1. Purchase responsibly
Responsible purchasing equivalent to reducing the consumption of superfluous and focus on what is necessary, taking into account the social and environmental impact of the products we buy, and the conduct of companies that sell them.
- Always recycles the products you have on hand before buying, you'll see that many are reusable or recyclable for other uses if you miss some imagination.
- Avoid buying products "throwaway" when not strictly necessary.
- Acquires Fair Trade products: with it you will be supporting 1,500 million people who rely on their own resources, and produce, manufacture and market their products while respecting human rights and the environment.
2. Rethink your eating habits
- Consumes seasonal products, to contribute to more sustainable agricultural activities, and minimize the impact on the environment arising from the use of fertilizers, pesticides, humidifiers, heaters, etc., in large greenhouses.
- Always carry a plastic box or a lunch box to carry your homemade snacks with those who kill hunger, your breakfast or your lunch without having to use aluminum foil wrappers or greatly improve the environmental impact of your daily actions.
- Reduce meat consumption: demand for meat products is currently unsustainable, and is well above the needs of the population of the countries that consume more meat. Ramaderia, a large scale, has an adverse impact not only for the environment (generates many more emissions of greenhouse gases) but also for thousands of people (requires much more water consumption and greater surface is required land for farming). Eating less meat can significantly reduce human and environmental impact of our diet.
3. Consume energy responsibly
Aapaga lights do not need acquires energy efficient appliances, plugs and chargers off, take a shower instead of filling the tub, close tightly the doors and windows to prevent heat leakage jersey used in winter to reduce heating costs 4. Move on foot or by bicycle.
Whenever possible you: Organize your routine to always be on time, you get to stay in shape, improve your mood and all this without spending a single penny without harming the environment!
5. Avoid throwing food
When you eat in bars or restaurants ask only what you can finish. And if, for whatever reason, is food on the plate, do not be ashamed and asked the waiter to wrap the leftovers to take.
6. Supports charity projects
Earmarks 0.7% of what you spend on whims to finance charity projects. It is less than 1 for every 100 spent, something tiny to you but can represent a big change in the lives of many people.
7. Reuse your objects, Give them a new life!
Before throwing any piece of clothing, furniture, chair, appliance or wrappers, cans and caps, think about whether others can take advantage of it, and go to organizations that handle collection. If not, maybe you can give them new uses recycling them and turning them into crisp new decorative objects such as these plastic bottles converted into a vertical garden pots. You can get great ideas from the Internet to make crafts with recycled objects.
8. Donate to the food bank
When you do your daily shopping, get a little more your cart: add a loaf of bread, a bag of rice or pasta and donate them to the food bank nearest you have.
9. Buy in solidarity shops
Fair trade, ecological or proximity. You will find everything from food products and basic necessities, to clothing and accessories, decorative items for the home commitment to a cleaner, justice and solidarity economy!
10. Collaborates with an NGO
- There are many ways to make this collaboration effective: devoting some of your time to volunteer projects, contributing financially, spreading his message Below are some examples of how you can help:
- Volunteering: a couple of hours a week (or even less) of your time you can help develop projects childcare, people with disabilities or older. Most NGOs have different volunteer programs, from food distribution, rehabilitative care, shelter or employment orientation to outreach and awareness.
- Become a member a: allocates a portion of your income to fund projects regularly solidarity NGO you prefer. With a small regular contribution you help fund and stable their solidarity.
- Legacies: a ben way to ensure that part of your inheritance or life legacy your solidarity task is to record as an NGO beneficiary in your will. Find out about it in any of the websites of many solidarity organizations that provide this funding source.
- Donations: You can contribute your bit by a point contribution (whatever it is) that will help develop many charity projects in need of funding. Choose your NGO and make your donation!
- Small gestures change lives, and most of them do not require great efforts.