Protecting the environment is not only smart, but it is starting to become a way of life for many neighborhoods around the world. People are finding new ways to become more environmental friendly and utilize the resources they have at their disposal to make their neighborhoods better places to live.
If you are trying to find new ways to bring out the green in your neighborhood and make your community more eco-friendly, then there are plenty of places you can start that will help you to get the most out of your neighborhood’s natural resources.
Put Your Soil To Good Use
Have you always wanted to see a garden in your backyard but do not have the time or green thumb to make it happen? Is there a community park in your area that had neglected patches of soil that could use some assistance? Working up a piece of soil helps to revitalize the nutrients and can make the soil healthier. You can loan a patch of your backyard out to someone who wants to grow a garden but does not have soil of their own. You and your neighbors can get together and create a group that tends to the neglected community soil in your neighborhood and brings it back to life.
Clean Off The Trees When The Fruit is Ripe
When fruit trees are cleaned of their fruit, then they can produce more fruit the next year. If your neighborhood has fruit trees that normally go unattended, then you should put together a group of community members to cultivate the fruit from the tree when it is ripe and help the fruit trees to be healthier next season.
You can distribute the fruit you harvest to the families of the community to help lower family food bills. Group members who know how to make and preserve fruit jams can show other community members how to make their own fruit spreads to be preserved for use later.
Start A Community Farm
In some communities, animals such as chickens are legal to keep. You and your community can use common property to build chicken coops where you can develop a supply of free eggs for the community and sell the remainder to local markets for a profit.
Start A Community Car Pool
Do you and some of your other community members work in the same part of town? Do you wave to your neighbors as you all get into your own cars and drive to jobs that are only yards away from each other? Do the environment a favor and start a community car pool where you alternate who drives either each day or each week, and cut down on the number of cars on the road. You can all split the costs of driving to work and you can use the car pool lane to get to work faster.
Recycle Rather Than Dispose
Throwing out items you no longer use takes up space at the local landfill and creates and environmental disaster. Rather than throwing that child’s toy out because your children have outgrown it, you should see if anyone in your neighborhood has children that may appreciate it. Since you were going to throw it out anyways, you won’t need to worry about coming up with a selling price.