Action: 24. Time: 15 minutes. Level of difficulty: Moderate. For the results of last week’s action, click here.
I don’t know about you, but I take my new year’s resolutions very seriously. It’s the only time of year when I actually make an effort to reevaluate my lifestyle and think about how I can change things up for the better.
In 2010, I promised myself that I would only buy organic meat, even though I couldn’t afford it. As a result, I ate meat a lot less and learned to appreciate meat from sustainable sources. For 2011, I vowed to cut out super-processed foods. Any packaged foods with ingredients with more than two syllables (like sodium acid pyrophosphate) got the boot. Although these resolutions were hard to stick to, I — to my own surprise — did them anyway.
But this makes me realize an important point: if I can commit to resolutions that make my own life better, why can’t I do the same for others? In honor of this notion, I’m making a resolution to volunteer in my community at least once a month in 2012.
We here at ONE would love if you could do the same. Will you add a poverty-fighting goal to your list of new year’s resolutions? Share them with us in the form below, and we’ll share our favorite resolution on Twitter and Facebook in the new year.
Need help with resolution ideas? Vow to sign a poverty-fighting petition each month. Promise to visit with your member of Congress to talk about ONE’s issues. Like me, you can pledge to volunteer. Donate money to your favorite NGO. The list goes on and on.
We’ll circle back with you in the new year and let you know our favorite resolution. Good luck!