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Five Easy Ideas for Making Change

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Someone once said, "If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." Change is an important part of life, both on a personal and global level. Here are a few bite-size ideas to help change things for the better in your neck of the woods:

Five Bite-Size Ideas for Making Change

  1. Help your child understand the need for environmental protection and the role they can play in changing things for the better. Have them be in charge of gathering recyclables in your house and putting them into the bin, doing an environmental science project from ScienceBuddies.org, or watching a video on SteveSpanglerScience.com.
  2. Pledge to clean up a local open space, beach, or waterway with Ocean Conservancy, who says, "Be a part of sea change. Much of the trash on our streets and in our neighborhoods ends up in our waterways, beginning a long, slow march to the ocean. This trash then slowly degrades our ocean and impacts the food we eat and the water we drink."
  3. Nominate someone for 2012 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, someone who is an outstanding volunteer or who is very inspirational in getting others to volunteer and affect social change.
  4. Help the nonprofit I Am One in a Billion encourage positive climate change by taking a look at their Facebook page. This challenge is available through Sparked.com for a few more days.
  5. Design a flyer for Musically Minded Academy's "Celebrating Women Musicians" Concert Series, which provides an arena for positive change in the area of music education. This challenge is available through Sparked.com for a few more days.

Have you ever tried any of these ideas? How did it go? What ideas do you have for making change?

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  1. [...] Making a difference in your community can begin right in your own neighborhood—by being a good neighbor. Whether you’re building relationships with or serving those who live closest to you, beautifying your neighborhood, or volunteering at the local school, you’re contributing and helping make your neighborhood a safe, beautiful, and wonderful place to live—one act of kindness at a time. [...]

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