7 Ways to Spread Love, Not Hate

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Cate Matthews, Aplus.com

The world sometimes feels really dark, especially when government actions feel more hateful than political, or when you see the effects of that hate ripple through your community. Some days are for rest and recharging, and other days are for action.

You can fight hate with these 7 acts of love as often as you like, and nobody gets to vote against that.

  1. Print and post this welcome sign at your house of worship, community center, workplace, or school to express our common bonds to keep our communities safe from anti-immigration/isolationist sentiments, in three languages (Spanish, Arabic, and English).
  2. Find out what you can do to stand up for indigenous people and water rights as the fight for clean water and land rights continues in Standing Rock.
  3. Learn how your investing can help or hurt indigenous people’s access to clean water.
  4. Volunteer to make a difference at the community level. Volunteer Match can help you find opportunities based on your interest and abilities.
  5. Support food rescue efforts for families in need.
  6. Send someone directly impacted by the current administration’s anti-everything sentiment some love with More Love Letters or Love Brigade.
  7. Bring a smile to someone who’s having hard time with an organic, fair trade chocolate bar.

Whether you take these actions or make them part of your routine, together we’ll spread love and not hate.

Categories: green economy

4 Comments »

  1. THANK YOU SOO MUCH !! 🙂 SIMPLY WONDERFUL 🙂
    L.O.W.U.=LOVERS-OF-THE-WORLD-UNITED !!! 🙂 that means for me : MAKING POLITICS ; DAILY ;WITH OUR TROLLEY :)no more waiting for so-called “politicians”,but JUST SENDING THEM LOVE 🙂
    while BUYING ORGANIC-NON-GMO :)URBAN -GARDENING, FOUNDING : CSA´s,EDIBLE TOWNS(like andernach on the rhine :),TRANSITION TOWNS like ALL OVER THE WORLD,AVOIDING :animal-torture-meat/eggs ,POISON-MAKING-BAYER-MONSANTO-RICH-ROUND-UP-BEE-KILLING-vegetables,etc. 🙂
    AS YOU SAY : SPREADING LOVE OOOOONLY :
    TO OUR MOTHER EARTH +ALL HER LIVING CREATURES AS :
    *WATER 🙂
    *SOIL 🙂
    *AIR 🙂
    *ANIMALS 🙂
    *PLANTS 🙂
    *TO ONE-ANOTHER 🙂 as WE ARE PART OF M.E.,TOO 🙂
    greetings from germany,
    herzlichst , monika helm

    • I’m very disappointed you are making use of this forum to discuss a matter that is completely outside the bounds of the mission statement of this organization. It’s a dangerous precedent to post an article irrelevant to the green industry, and I am concerned the editorial staff and executive leadership failed. There are plenty of other forums to discuss subject matters not related to the green industry. Unless there’s something in this article that references how allowing refugees or illegal immigrants benefits the green industry and green goals we are working towards– which I would find very useful and interesting to know about– then use of the forum in the way in which this article was broadcast is a gross editorial violation of the intended purpose of Green America.

      • one of their visions is to make sure communities are healthy and safe. Refugees and undocumented people are part of the community, and deserve to be protected and be and feel safe. Irrelevant? This comment was.

  2. Sometimes the organizations we support have other goals or agendas we may not agree with or realized they have. I am okay with this. All the goals of Green America are positive and help people help our planet, its people, animals, plants, health and economy. And why not include all stakeholders? We all live here. They are not jabbing at anyone. If you are offended, you are not looking at the big picture. And remember, we have a choice to support what we agree with or to not support what we don’t agree with. Pure and simple.

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