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I Found A Place To Invest Ethically
Millions of people invest their money in the stock market. The Social Investment Forum is a national nonprofit membership organization promoting the concept, practice and growth of socially responsible investing. Even investing in an S&P 500 fund can make you implicitly profit off of war making. Where we spend our money can directly affect peoples lives.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Find places to recycle special items. Many items can be recycled, such as tennis shoes, computers, stereos, televisions, vhs tapes, and motor oil. To find a place near you, try a Google search on keywords like "recycle electronic waste" or "recycle motor oil." (national shoe recycling) (recycle used motor oil)
Any Radio Shack (recycle batteries and cell phones) (recycle batteries and cell phones) (recycle cell phones and print cartridges) (all electronics) (recycle unused or expired medicine)

Buying Healthy, Earth Friendly Products
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There are biodegradable and hypoallergenic laundry detergents widely available. Some good products are Soapworks and Ecos. I heard that aluminum is a possible cause of Alzheimers Disease. All anti-perspirants have aluminum in them. When buying deodorant, always check the ingredients and try to buy ones without aluminum. It is hard to find, so look for the ones labeled "deodorant" instead of "anti-perspirant." Kleenex, made by the Kimberly-Clark corporation clear cuts rainforests for their products, so I buy recycled tissue paper.

Living Green: Suggestions from NRDC
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The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mohammad Yunus, is one of the pioneers of microlending. The idea is that while $100 or even $1000 will not go far in America, it can make a life changing difference to others. It can mean the difference between having a sustainable job and prostitution. The website is very user friendly. It is an easy way to make a loan to an individual of your choice, with their background and goals listed and how much money they need to get their venture started. I think this is a great way to help people directly. My only caution is that microlending can been abused to keep the poor in deep debt. So make sure you research that the deal is fair to both you and the borrower. Also note that you are supposed to be paid back, this is not a charity.

Stopping Junk Mail
I would love to stop my junk mail, and when I asked my postman to stop giving me those endless stacks of coupons, he said that he had to deliver them to me! But I used GreenDimes (now called MailStopper) who will call and get you off these junk mail lists for you, and plant trees instead. It is great! ($20 to stop 75-90% of junk mail and plant trees) ($20 stop junk mail) (reduce direct mail) (opt out of unsolicited credit card offers)

Reduce Mail and Package Waste
The more people shop online, the more boxes people receive filled with packing. This stuff is VERY REUSABLE, and it will make your local mailbox dealer happy if you share it with them. I always take my extra packing (popcorn, paper, bubblewrap, air filled plastic) to my local mom and pop mailbox store. The owner and employees are always happy to see me with my latest batch. I used to just throw this stuff away or try to recycle it, but giving it to the mailbox company is so much better. Of course if the stuff was biodegradable, it would be best. :)

Know What You Buy
Since the FDA is on the side of big business, not consumers, untested chemicals are allowed in every day products. This website is great to tell me what daily products are harmful to my health, the environment, or even if they treat their employees poorly. This is an excellent example of using the internet to help consumers, I highly recommend checking it out before you buy your next bottle of shampoo or or laundry detergent.