Tag Archives: Take Part

Doing Good during the Holidays

30 Dec

So the past week’s 30 Ways in 30 Days actions have centered around the holidays and what we can do at this time of year, through small actions, to make the world a better place. I’m not going to list all the week’s actions – you can find them at Take Part’s website – but here are a few of my favorites:

Skip the Mall—Make Edible Gifts

This is one of my favorites, because I am not really into holiday gift-giving. I don’t care for the over-consumption and the excess that comes with holidays, nor do I care for the stress that goes along with people running around buying presents for other people who don’t “need” anything. I prefer to buy something for someone I care about, whenever I see something that I know they would cherish. I also like giving consumables, so this action was perfect. Continue reading

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Animals, Superfoods and Great Schools

10 Dec

If you aren’t familiar with Take Part, you should check them out. It’s an awesome organization that promotes original stories, movies, books and photographs that inspire people to get involved. TakePart is the digital division of Participant Media, whose slate of films includes An Inconvenient TruthThe CoveFood, Inc.Waiting for Superman, and Page One: Inside the New York Times. Together, we can change the world.

Here are the latest 30 Ways in 30 Days actions that I’ve done through Take Part, as my last 30 Day project:

Take a Photo of a Shelter Dog & Share It
There are so many dogs that need homes. If you aren’t able to adopt, you can make a difference by taking a photo of a dog living at a shelter and sharing it with your communities. Chances are someone out there is looking for a new pup. Here is the shelter dog I shared: Continue reading

Freedom, Volunteering and Gifts that Give Back

6 Dec

These are only a few of the actions I’ve taken over the last several days, as part of my newest 30 Day Challenge.

Take Part’s “30 Ways in 30 Days” asks people to commit to taking one simple action, every day for an entire month, that collectively have a bit impact on improving the world. Here are my most recent 30 Ways in 30 Days actions:

12/2: Like “We Day” to donate $1 to Free the Children

When you ‘Like’ We Day on Facebook, $1 will be donated to Free The Children—an organization that empowers youth to make a difference. By joining their community, you’ll be helping to raise $1 million dollars for education, health, alternative income, water and sanitation initiatives in the developing world.

Free The Children’s We Day is the largest event of its kind. It celebrates the power of young people to change the world and kicks off a year of youth-led, world-changing initiatives. Created by Free The Children to celebrate the power of young people to create positive change, We Day is a day-long event that ignites a year-long program for change, called We Schools in Action. Continue reading

New (and last) 30 Day Project

2 Dec

My 30 Days of Learning project came to an end yesterday, and today a new one began for December. In my learning challenge, I took classes in the following:

  • Spanish language
  • Dance
  • Cooking
  • Flying a plane
  • Hot glass art
  • Bar method workout
  • Upcycled crafts

It was all great fun, and I did learn a lot! I’m still continuing several of them, including dance, cooking and Spanish. Continue reading