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Join our 1000 #ActsOfEmpathy Campaign

Our goal is to inspire 1000 acts of empathy!

Change starts with YOU! All the decisions we make have an impact on our fellow humans, our animal friends, and the environment. Together we can make a kinder and more compassionate world.

Take The 1000 Acts Of Empathy Pledge

Empathy Pledge
I pledge the following acts of empathy:

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We encourage you to consider two crucial things: 

How can we actively build more Holistic Empathy in our communities?

How will you measure the impact and results of your action?

Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media

Let’s get started!

Here’s a list of ideas for putting empathy into action:

Note that some of the actions suggested below involve gatherings. Please follow the latest COVID-19 and physical distancing guidelines from your local public health agency before organizing or attending any gatherings. Consider organizing virtually in the meantime.

  • Research the most urgent issues in your immediate community and the world
  • Research effective advocacy initiatives, both historic and current
  • Venture beyond dominant news sources to find materials produced by investigative journalists, activist groups, and alternative media
  • Learn about fair trade and share ethical options with your network
  • Take the time to consider what sustainability and social and animal justice mean to you
  • Take time to consider how to dismantle systems of injustice that harm our fellow humans, our animal friends, and the environment
  • Identify needs in your community and brainstorm solutions
  • Carefully consider your purchases, including their journeys and potential conflicts
  • Create and implement workshops on holistic empathy (check out our resources for ideas)
  • Host a local vegan potluck with your neighbors
  • Organize documentary screenings followed by discussions
  • Volunteer your time for a non-profit organization
  • View education and knowledge as activism; start a book club with purpose
  • Harness the power of your social media accounts or online networks and strategize the messaging
  • Write an op-ed article
  • Organize writing campaigns to and meetings with government officials
  • Sign and create petitions for social, animal, or environmental justice issues
  • Evaluate your environmental footprint and consider solutions to reduce it and galvanize others to do the same
  • Start or participate in a community garden initiative with veganic farming
  • Renew the sharing and repairing economy; consider upcycling through tool-lending libraries, repair cafés, etc.
  • Organize a community clean-up
  • Plant trees and other flora while considering pollinators
  • Brainstorm and act on other ways to protect or renew our ecosystem
Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media

Be the change, then build the change

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Email us to share your story at

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If you’re interested in starting a non-profit, feel free to reach out to us. We have a great team of volunteers who are happy to advise.

If you need financial support to actualize your idea, visit our Impact Fund Page.

Have another idea you’d like to see on this list?

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