Last week I finished my month-long Have Fun, Do Good series where 12 bloggers shared how they have fun and do good. My main takeaway from their rainbow of stories is that there are *so* many ways to have fun and do good.
I've narrowed it down to 7 ways to have fun and do good, that can be mixed and matched:
- Personal choices (e.g. what you eat or buy)
- Self-expression and art
- Volunteering time
- Donating money
- Working for a nonprofit, social enterprise, or socially responsible business
- Creating your own nonprofit, social enterprise, or socially responsible business
- Facilitating other people finding their have fun and do good
I've done a final round-up of their posts below, in case you missed any. You might also want to try my How to Find Your Have Fun, Do Good exercise to help you create a list of ways you can have fun and do good.
Oregon, neighborhood — I've been working this year on a new, all-volunteer mentoring program for local teen parents.- Amy Potthast, Idealist.org
Make it interesting. . . .Make it shareable.
-Amy Sample Ward, amysampleward.org
I invite people along for the ride.
-Allison Jones, allisonj.org
Yes, trying to protect the planet from plastic pollution and inspire others to cut their plastic consumption can be hard. But it’s also fun.
-Beth Terry, Fake Plastic Fish
The single most important way I have fun and do good is all about what I don’t do: I don’t consume animal products.
- Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer
It is my absolute honor to help people find pieces of peace within, while outwardly expressing this life process though dance with our bodies.
- Heather Meyer, Work It Out!
I became committed to using my prints on organic cotton.
-Jennifer Moore, Monaluna Designs
I act like a fan . . . I consider myself a teacher . . . I strive to be a perpetual student.
-Katya Andresen, Network for Good
When I started Tranquil Space in my living room in 1999, creating a socially conscious business was always my intention.
-Kimberly Wilson, Tranquility du Jour
I make joy a transmittable disease.
-Leonie Allan, Goddess Guidebook
Buy art from artists. In your neighborhood...and all around the world!
-Lisa Sonora Beam, lisasonorabeam.com
One of my favorite ways to do good and have fun is to get together a group of friends to do a garden make-over for a busy young family.
-Marianne Elliott, Zen Peacekeeper