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Saturday 8 October 2016

#OneNiceThing - 13 Ways To Make The World A Better Place Without Spending A Penny

In honour of fantabulous YA author Juno Dawson's #OneNiceThing effort to defeat the bad stuff going around (and Theresa May,) with kindness, by doing at least one nice thing per day, I decided to write a short list of ways you can make the world a better place without spending any money whatsoever!

(Of course, there are also many things you can do by spending minimal amounts, but I wanted to concentrate on a handful of completely free stuff here.)

  1. Say please and thank you. Say sorry when necessary.
  2. Use social media for good, not evil - like, RT, share, etc. things which you support: authors, charities, bloggers, or just friends.
  3. Help people out - offer to carry things, hold doors open, let pedestrians cross the road when you're out driving.
  4. Hug your family, friends, and pets!
  5. Play games on FreeRice to earn rice for the World Food Programme via advertiser's fees.
  6. Say something nice - compliment your friend's clothes, leave a nice online comment, etc.
  7. Find a petition on that means something to you, and sign it!
  8. Support Amnesty International's campaigns by signing petitions and taking action to protect human rights.
  9. Don't litter - put your rubbish in a bin, & recycle where possible.
  10. Send your old and broken jewellery to be recycled for charity. Two great UK charities which do this (via FREEPOST addresses) are: The Alzheimer's Society, and Parkinson's UK. A lot of smaller, rather than larger, charities tend to do this, so try Googling to find great causes.
  11. Send your old Inkjet cartridges to be recycled for charity. Loads of charities do this. And most are more than happy to provide FREEPOST labels or bags.
  12. Donate things you no longer want to charity shops or fundraising sales - and yes, this includes books you'll never read again ;)
  13. And, and this one is the Golden Rule - the one which, if you follow it, you can't go far wrong with: DON'T. ACT. LIKE. A. JERK! ;)

So what are you waiting for? Go do #OneNiceThing.