Actions for your neighborhood
Create a sustainability hub in your neighborhood that is on an abandoned lot a city/county property, or a generous landowner. It could include tool lending library, compost drop off hub for neighbors to bring food scraps, community garden space, wood chips and mulch depot for all to use in their gardens an yards, a mini library to encourage reading, a community bicycle repair station, an electric car charging station. If needed, you can buy liability insurance for a few hundred dollars a year
With your neighbors, construct a shared greenhouse for early plant starts and extending the growing season
Create a community garden for neighbors to use. Talk with seniors, youth, and those short on cash to get involved
Together construct a community cob/earthen or large solar oven to cook breads, pizzas, and much more. It is a great gathering place, too
Together, buy an inexpensive house nearby and make it available for recent immigrants or refugee families who need lower rent and neighborhood support. Grow food around the house
Together, plant fruit trees along your neighborhood streets to create a neighborhood orchard for all to enjoy its beauty, fruits, cooling effect, and carbon capture. Include flowers and herbs, too!
Humbly yet powerfully let your light shine, by taking your own plate and utensils to meals where disposables will be used, ride your bike or walk to places others only think of driving to let them see it can be done, pick a product you refuse like palm oil, chocolate picked by child workers -and boycott it