How To Build Community

June 14, 2011 § 6 Comments

  • Turn off your TV
  • Leave your house
  • Know your neighbors
  • Look up when you are walking
  • Greet people
  • Use your library
  • Play together
  • Buy from local merchants
  • Share what you have
  • Help a dog
  • Take children to the park
  • Garden together
  • Support neighborhood schools
  • Fix it even if you didn’t break it
  • Honour elders
  • Pick up litter
  • Read stories aloud
  • Dance in the street
  • Talk to the postman
  • Put up a swing
  • Help carry something heavy
  • Start a tradition
  • Ask a question
  • Hire young people for odd jobs
  • Bake extra and share
  • Ask for help when you need it
  • Sing together
  • Share your skills
  • Take back the night
  • Turn up the music
  • Turn down the music
  • Listen before you react to anger
  • Mediate a conflict
  • Seek to understand
  • Learn from new and uncomfortable angles
  • Know that no one is silent though many are not heard. Work to change this.

h/t Caspar Commons

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