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We Are What We Do – Do Something !

October 20, 2007

We Are What We Do is a movement. It has inspired people to use their everyday actions to change the world. Whoever they are. And wherever they are. And that includes me & you.It has created 100 simple, everyday actions that can improve our environment, our health, and our communities and make our planet and the people on it much happier. It was started by putting these actions into a book but it rather burst its bindings. Today it has gained momentum, gathered community and become a global movement with two books and over 500,000 registered actions.

Here’s the list of simple, everyday actions you can do to help change the world (and have fun while you’re doing it). It could be doing something for the community like shopping locally, something for the environment like avoiding plastic bags, or something for you, like learning to paint, sing or speak Spanish …

  1. Decline plastic bags wherever possible.
  2. Fit at least one energy-saving light bulb
  3. Smile and smile back
  4. Plant a tree
  5. If it says 30mph, do 30mph
  6. Get fitter, feel better
  7. Recycle your mobile phone
  8. Register online as an organ donor
  9. Try watching less TV
  10. Learn one good joke
  11. Turn off unnecessary lights
  12. Have more meals together
  13. Use a mug not a plastic cup
  14. Pay more when you buy at charity shops
  15. Recycle your computer
  16. Turn off the tap whilst you brushing your teeth
  17. Recycle your books
  18. Write to someone who inspired you
  19. Let at least one car in on every journey
  20. Shop locally
  21. Hug someone
  22. Grow something with a child
  23. Give your phone number to 5 people in your street
  24. Buy a copy of this book for a friend
  25. Learn more, do more
  26. Find out where your lunch has come from
  27. Calculate your carbon footprint
  28. Use a biro from start to finish
  29. Enjoy a Fairtrade brew
  30. Praise people
  31. Speak rather than email
  32. Practise good manners
  33. Pass this book around
  34. Share your lunch with someone
  35. Shut down your computer properly
  36. Practise mobile manners
  37. Leave work on time at least once a week
  38. Be nice to temps
  39. Show empathy
  40. Give up some spare time
  41. Challenge your business about its ‘lights on at night’ policy
  42. Learn to save a life
  43. Support small businesses
  44. Play bullshit bingo
  45. Ring the IT help desk just to see how they are
  46. Take the stairs
  47. Don’t judge someone by the job they do
  48. Earn fewer air miles
  49. Say thanks
  50. Know how you fit into the bigger picture
  51. Find out where your lunch has come from
  52. Recycle waste paper
  53. Calculate your carbon footprint
  54. Don’t be an ideas killer
  55. Use a biro from start to finish
  56. Start a car pool
  57. Enjoy a Fairtrade brew
  58. Pull the plug on mobile phone chargers
  59. Praise people
  60. Remember people’s names
  61. Speak rather than email
  62. Make a radio request for the person opposite you
  63. Practise good manners
  64. Recycle your printer cartridges
  65. Pass this book around
  66. Take breaks
  67. Share your lunch with someone
  68. Try a job swap
  69. Shut down your computer properly
  70. Give as you go
  71. Practise mobile manners
  72. Lose the plastic cup
  73. Leave work on time at least once a week
  74. Turn away from your screen and… blink
  75. Be nice to temps
  76. Use one of these email signatures
  77. Show empathy
  78. Photocopy on both sides
  79. Give up some spare time
  80. Choose your friends wisely
  81. Challenge your business about its ‘lights on at night’ policy
  82. ‘Aspire not to have more, but to be more.’
  83. Learn to save a life
  84. Smile when you answer the phone
  85. Support small businesses
  86. Avoid waste
  87. Play bullshit bingo
  88. Get off one stop early
  89. Ring the IT help desk just to see how they are
  90. Send this to your boss
  91. Take the stairs
  92. Bring your kids into work for the day
  93. Don’t judge someone by the job they do
  94. Make a coffee for someone busier than you
  95. Earn fewer air miles
  96. Blow the whistle on workplace bullies
  97. Say thanks
  98. Spread the word
  99. Know how you fit into the bigger picture
  100. Fail
2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2007 12:36 pm

    Best of luck to you as well!

    I look forward to following your progress.

  2. October 30, 2007 12:29 am

    yay. this is amazing! go m *pumps fists*

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