Other than reading or meditating, few things are more fun without a group of friends or family… especially when that group is working towards a greater good together.
That’s the idea the folks at Organic Soul promote, encouraging communities to get together to go green.
And we don’t mean just organizing an organic tea party with your pals, either.
We’re talking about how to go green in your neighborhood and get everyone together to change their way of thinking (and living).
Here are a few ideas for getting you out of the house and into your local ecosystem, whether you’ve got a green thumb or just good intentions.
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How To Go Green In Your Neighborhood With 4 Easy Actions
1. Buy Local/Organic
Not only does this support the local community’s economy, but also when done on a large enough scale, it sends a pretty big message to the big-name producers (at your grocer’s) who aren’t practicing organic growing.
READ MORE: Top Foods to Buy Organic (& When it’s Not Necessary)
2. Grow A Garden
Don’t have enough time to prune your tomato plants on your own?
Those intentions might make a bigger difference if the garden belonged to the neighborhood, and everyone did their part.
And just think of the potluck dinner all those fresh veggies would produce!
READ MORE: What is Permaculture Gardening? An Intro to Permaculture Design and Principles
3. Raise Awareness
You throw block parties every weekend. Party with a purpose next time by sharing information on local green efforts, or ways your community can play a more active role in the neighborhood’s eco vitality.
Celebrate nation eco-based holidays and set goals for your community to meet once their thinking goes green!
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4. Create A Community Cleanup Day
Whether you live on the beach, near the park or along a main road, you know one stray paper cup is just the beginning of a trash pile-up.
And even though picking up that one cup to do your part is a good start, imagine what you the whole neighborhood could?
“Adopt” a section of your community and dedicate days to get everyone together for cleaning/upkeep. –Jenni Williams
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