Every activist, even one as uncertain of the title as I am, has their causes. Here are a few of mine.
Libraries. It makes sense, as this has been my vocation for several years and I have a Master’s degree in the subject. Libraries are all about community and information. Everyone has access to the materials present in the building. Don’t have money for books? Hop on down, get a card, and almost anything on the shelves can leave with you. Lacking internet access? Sign up for some computer time and take care of what you need. Need to find a job? There’s internet, books on writing resumes and cover letters, and job postings on the community board. It’s the ultimate democratic source.
Real food. Back in 2009 I discovered tradition foods which has been a boon to my health. It’s very common for pagans to become vegetarian or vegan, but that diet does not work for me. I believe our ancestors knew what they were doing when it came to the foods they ate.
Heifer International. This is my favorite charity. The idea of my money going to fund people in need, becoming a long term help, and potentially spawning to help others, what more could someone want from a charity? Plus, the donations made can all contribute to a healthier environments. Donations of trees planted, bee hives when there are such problems of colony collapse, and grazing animals to help boost the land’s fertility are exactly what we should be doing to better the land.
Defenders of Wildlife. My other favorite charity. Predators are a vital part of ecosystems and need as much protection as any other animal.
Where do you put your energies for your activism?