Goodnewspaper - Issue 2
We believe in celebrating good, and then joining in and making a difference ourselves. The Goodnewspaper is full of recommendations from the Good Good Good community on how to take action in meaningful ways. When you take actions, we want to hear about it. Please let us know!
HOW TO HELP BUILD A MORE GLOBALLY MINDED COMMUNITY
Start at home. If you don’t already have a passport, apply today. You never know when an opportunity to travel abroad & open yourself up to new experiences may come.
Donate to The Foundation for Learning and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) which helps students bring their education to life through travel.
Volunteer with a local organization that welcomes and supports immigrants and refugees. It makes a difference and it’ll help you experience other cultures.
HOW TO PLAY A ROLE IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Watch documentaries like Virunga, Black sh, and Mission Blue on Netflix to better understand wildlife around the world and our impact on it.
Find ways to support animals personally. Think twice about visiting zoos and aquariums. Be intentional about the meat you eat. (And even consider adopting a pet!)
HOW TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF IRAN
Support political prisoners and stand up for human rights by signing a petition pushing Iran to provide prisoners with adequate medical care.
Help track human rights abuses and develop technology to empower Iranians to better their lives by donating to United for Iran.
HOW TO SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
The next time you encounter someone who is homeless, give them five minutes of your time with genuine conversation, empathy, and love and consider buying them a meal.
Call a local organization or mission working with people who are experiencing homelessness and ask how you can support them.
HOW TO FIGHT GLOBAL POVERTY
Watch John Green’s vlog: “Human Life Is Getting Better. Faster Than Ever Before.” It’s an inspiring reminder and encouragement to keep going.
Give a small loan to someone in the world needing funds to grow their business, go to school, or switch to clean energy. You can help alleviate poverty for as little as $25 at kiva.org.
Contact your elected representatives and tell them you want increased spending on foreign assistance and anti-poverty measures. It’s easy and impactful.
HOW TO BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION TO GLOBAL THE WATER CRISIS
Watch this VR/360° film about a 13-year-old who used to spend every day trying to balance providing water for her family and pursuing her education.
Help pay water bills when cities cut off water to low- income families, seniors, and single parents unable to pay. Donate to Human Utility.
Donate your birthday to charity: water. Next year, instead of asking for presents, ask people to donate toward clean water. Go to charitywater.org/birthday
HOW TO SUPPORT EDUCATION AROUND THE WORLD
Learn more about the importance of education by following @malala (a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate ) on Twitter.
Donate to Libraries Without Borders to help them bring educational tools to communities in need, including refugees and displaced persons.
Volunteer or get a job teaching abroad by partnering with governments through organizations like Teachers Without Borders, Peace Corps, or Americorps.
HOW TO HELP PREVENT CHILD MORTALITY AROUND THE WORLD
Read Bill & Melinda Gates’ 2017 annual letter about how the world is getting dramatically better & how we can play a role in accelerating good.
“Baby boxes” are correlated with a signi cant decrease in SIDS in Finland. Find and support local organizations and hospitals that provide these to new mothers.
Hold a donation drive for Carry the Future, who provides aid to refugee mothers & children in need through child carriers, baby beds, diapers, and survival items.