Share relevant articles and stories about your chosen area of interest on your social networking platforms.
Send letters to encourage public officials to address a particular community issue.
Write an article for the local paper offering your opinion and insight about a public problem.
Offer a positive role model in your daily life to others who are interested in a given problem. For example, if you want to address global warming, reduce your carbon footprint and teach others to do the same.
Make a presentation or show a film at your company, school, church, club, or community event. This is simple and easy to set up.
Be a responsible consumer. Many companies have statements on their websites regarding their environmental, labor and other policies that may impact your cause. Check them out.
Raise money or donate to the cause. A small amount of money to the right organization can really make a difference.
Volunteer at a local organization. This can be done by working at a local NGO office, charity or at home by simply doing
Internet searches to collect information for a given organization.
Continue to learn about this topic and then pass this information on to your friends, co-workers and family through simple conversation or social media.
It is up to our own imagination to decide what to do. Many websites offer similar lists and ideas that encourage a person to get involved. Each action taken is heroic.
One way to ensure that you complete the activities you set out to do is to develop a simple schedule and plan. Many people find they are more likely to achieve results when they make a “to-do list”. There is something about seeing a list in a notebook or on a screen that urges a person to act. It seems more official and real.
Once you complete the task, you can cross it off. Over time, your list might look very impressive. These small, heroic actions can be a great source of encouragement. I sometimes tell others of my plan and ask them to check in on me to ensure I follow through. These people keep me encouraged and accountable. This can also be a two-way arrangement, whereby both parties agree to ensure the other achieves his goals.