Going Green: Easy Steps to Improving Your Community
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Going Green: Easy Steps to Improving Your Community

You can decide to run your own things and stay isolated than poke-nosing yourself into the affairs and occurrences in your local environment, on the other way, you can decide to make few contributions to make the environment a better place to live. It is very easy to do that.

There are so many advantages in engaging in community development services. First, you will be well respected and you will have a big sense of belonging, you will also have a good rapport and integrate easily with the neighbors. More so, while seeking for job position at a large company in your community, the employer might consider you because of the role you have played in community development. If you aim to put in for a degree in human service, your application may be considered and gives you an edge over others.

Going Green, How to make your environment clean by Volunteering

Steps to Improve Your Community

To make your community the best you could have been dreaming of, there are certain thing that you’d need to sacrifice or lay down for the changes you want to take place and here are few of ’em:

Volunteering for a good course in the community

The Salvation Army Team Volunteering for a good course

Volunteering is one of the best ways in which you can give back to your community. For example, you could get involved with a local sports team as an assistant coach, or you could organize some sort of local sale to raise money for the needy. Volunteering at a homeless shelter is also a great idea, or perhaps you could visit an elderly person in need of some company.

By volunteering, you can give back a lot to your community, assisting the coach of a local sport team is one way you can get involved, putting up with people in organizing a local sales to help the needy in the community. Going to offer a helping hand at the homeless center is another good idea, even visiting an elderly to keep a company is mostly appreciated.

What about  cleaning up streets in your local community? What if you encourage others to support the motion, then arrange a meeting of friends and family to do patrol your community once every week, picking up litter, sweeping the floor?

There’s no limit to what you can do as a community development conscious person.

Cleaning up is one of the task most youth won’t love to engage, but doing this for your local community is one of the greatest sacrifice. If the task is a little bigger than you, you can seek support and assemble a team of family and friends like I’ve just said to parade the streets for clean up once a week. You will be amazed how the whole place will look clean if you just engage in liter picking.

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Neighborhood Watch

Security is a very big issue of the moment, everybody has to be vigilant. Watching the neighbourhood could save from cases of theft, robbery, buglary and the likes. If your boy is not as sharp as the Home Alone Movie kid (Macaulay Culkin who starred in the film as Kevin McCallister), you have got to invite your friends and family for a shift on community watch. Doing so will turn your entire household and community a safer and happiest place ever to live, and people will appreciate you a lot for this.

Neighborhood watch

Helping local events, such as church event, town hall meetings, local charity events and others are ways you can contribute. You can help in logistics and arrangement.

Setting up a local event may help uniting the whole neighbourhood. A get together, like street dance, cookouts, parades, street barbecues are some of the developments you can contribute.

The greatest of all is to imbibe simple courtesy, your neighbours can vouch and defend your course anywhere because you normally give them a simple “hello” whenever you have got the chance. You can thereby control, organize and arrange community services.  Be actively kind, social, and helpful whenever you’re called upon.

What are the other ways you think you could help improve your community? Share them with us

Image credits: Environment.act.gov.au, Salvation Army, AceShowBiz.com

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  1. Anurag

    April 26, 2013 at 4:48 am

    Yes Google is good in completing noble cause this time he try to do something for nature.
    I like you article very much keep writing up.

    • Olukunle Moses

      May 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks Anurag.

  2. Jason B

    April 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Great community post. Keep it up! JB

  3. Murdo Guy

    April 26, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    nice post! I’d say anything that will help humanity is a go for me..

    • Olukunle Moses

      May 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Good Murdo,

      It is very good to contribute to societal and individual growth.

  4. Zebra Rug Man

    April 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    As an Architect in Africa, I am glad you are passing advise on better sustaining our communities through practical and cost effective methods. Great job

    • Olawale Daniel

      May 6, 2013 at 9:11 am

      You’re welcome. I’m also an African rep here :), I’m from Nigeria!

  5. Mike

    April 28, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Great Article i wish more people would get involved.

  6. himanshu

    May 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Due to increasing global warming one must use the green methods for sustainable development. These guys are doin great work


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