This holiday season will be different, but precisely for that reason, there will be many opportunities for Global Citizens to make a difference. Read on to discover five things you can do to help make the world a better place as you celebrate this year.
Helping others is one of the most basic (and effective) ways to be a Global Citizen. This is even more true this holiday season. Look around you and find ways to help. Donate, volunteer, or find other alternatives to support those in need.
A gift doesn’t have to be a physical object. In fact, among the many kinds of gifts you can give, experiences may be the most memorable. They are unique, and unlike objects, they become even more enjoyable over time. Some experiences you can gift include:
- On-Line Classes (for example, cooking or painting)
- A movie night at home
- A game night with board games and snacks
- A voucher for a nice dinner (or dinners) at home
- A donation to a charitable cause
Remember: being a Global Citizen means thinking both globally and locally. If you decide buy a gift, then make sure to shop locally. This way you will be supporting your community’s economy, boosting job growth, and giving exposure to local artists and artisans.
Use Recycled or Recyclable Wrapping
Every year, Americans spend billions of dollars on gift wrap that ends up in landfills for the most part. This holiday season, choose a recycled or recyclable alternative instead. You will help the environment and the result will be even more creative and personal. These are some options you may consider:
- Paper bags
- Old maps and calendars
Be Mindful of the Amount of Food You Prepare
This holiday season, experts ask that we maintain social distance and avoid large gatherings. With all these recommendations in place, it may be tempting to overcompensate by preparing sumptuous meals to celebrate the holiday season. Be mindful of the food you prepare, and think about reaching out to a close friend or neighbor who may be struggling this holiday season and share. Or donate canned goods and other types of packaged foods to help those in need.
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