248. Adopt a whale
Updated May 25, 2009
This was added to the list after I wrote a 25-page term paper on whales in 11th grade. Whales are powerful, graceful, amazing creatures – and perhaps one of the few things on Earth that create a genuine sense of wonder in even the most cynical human beings.
There are plenty of organizations that will let you symbolically adopt a whale, teaching you more about whales and doing what they can to save these creatures from extinction at the same time. I can think of no better use for money than to support causes that you believe in.