A Neighborhood Improvement Journal - Summer 2017

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Building a Community in Your Neighborhood

 

Building and maintaining a community in your neighborhood works only if the efforts are people-powered. Check out the ideas below or be creative and determine what works in your area.

 

 

  • Drink your morning coffee on the front porch.

 

  • Go for a walk; greet people you pass

 

  • Buy local products

 

  • Get to know your mail carrier

  • Host a neighborhood potluck

 

  • Build a garden in the front yard

 

 

  • Pick up litter

  • Shovel a neighbor’s sidewalk

  • Support neighborhood schools and organizations

  • Start a neighborhood newsletter

  • Buy from lemonade stands

 

  • Visit the local library

  • Take action to fix neighborhood infrastructure

  • Form a neighborhood exercise club

  • Plant a tree

 

  • Clean up after your animals

  • Start a neighborhood barter system

  • Join a carpool

  • Start a housewarming team to greet new neighbors
  • Create a neighborhood vegetable garden

 

 

   From Do It Green

 

 

 

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