34 little ways to share with the world

Found over at Zenhabits, I love these 34 Little Ways to Share with the World.

  1. Help an entrepreneur with a Kiva donation.
  2. Volunteer your services with a homeless shelter, soup kitchen, or other charity organization.
  3. Donate money, food, or others goods to charity.
  4. Bake cookies or brownies and share with a neighbor.
  5. Put your favorite recipes on a blog and share with the world.
  6. Volunteer your expertise (whatever it is) to the world, and give those services to anyone who needs them.
  7. Give step-by-step instructions for doing something valuable you know how to do, online, for all to read.
  8. Give your books away to friends or charities.
  9. Start a community garden in your neighborhood, or contribute to an existing one.
  10. Start a CSA, or become a member of one that exists.
  11. Become a member of Freecycle, and participate.
  12. Join or form, and participate in a cooperative (food, bikes, books, housing, more).
  13. Give people a ride in your car. Carpool.
  14. Let strangers use your car when you don’t need it.
  15. Hold potlucks every week, rotating among friends/family.
  16. Look into co-housing.
  17. If you own copyrighted work, uncopyright it.
  18. Perform random acts of kindness.
  19. When someone wants to repay you for something, ask them to pay it forward instead.
  20. Contribute code to Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS).
  21. Donate money to a small programmer who has created FOSS, or buy shareware.
  22. Clean up a park near you.
  23. Sign up, participate, and contribute to bike sharing, car sharing, and other sharing organizations.
  24. Help transform streets back into public spaces meant to be shared by everyone. (more)
  25. If you’re in southern California, check out Neighborgoods.
  26. Borrow and lend things in your neighborhood by using Share Some Sugar.
  27. Barter via Craigslist. Or try u-exchange, trashbank, care to trade, trade a favor, or joe barter.
  28. Share your tips with others online or through a free ebook.
  29. Create great software and give it to the world for free.
  30. Smile. Be compassionate in all human transactions.
  31. Invest in a friend who wants to start her own business. Don’t ask for the money back for at least a few years.
  32. Make things, and give them to people.
  33. Read to the blind, help the elderly, assist those with disabilities.
  34. Start or contribute to a tool-lending library in your neighborhood.

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