Guy Dauncey, author of The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global warming, has come up with ten practical things you can do to help make your community a more sustainable place to live.
If it’s well organized, fun, participatory, and positive, a good community association is the best investment. In community association people have a voice, and a way to make improvements happen. Imagine, an organization that inspired every street in the community to hold an annual block party, improve their streets’ safety, and created programs for all age groups.
10. Invest in Inspiration
The Project For Public Spaces (PPS) is an international nonprofit that creates and sustains public places that build communities. The organization has worked in 26 countries to improve parks, markets, streets, transit stations, libraries and countless other places. Jay Walljasper, a fellow of PPS wrote The Great Neighborhood Book, “a Do-it-Yourself Guide to Placemaking.” Treat yourself to some inspiration, and invest time in your public spaces.
Guy Dauncey is the author or co-author of nine books, including The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global warming (www.theclimatechallenge.ca). He lives in Victoria, BC.