Tuesday, June 14, 2005

How To Build Community

weblog :: jordoncooper.com: How To Build Community#comments I've got no idea what sit on your stoop means-but this is a great list of some ideas of what it takes to build community. Anybody got others?

Turn off your TV
Know your neighbors
Look up when you are walking
Greet people
Sit on your stoop
Plant flowers
Use your library
Play together
Buy from local merchants
Share what you have
Help a lost dog
Take children to the park
Garden together
Support neighborhood schools
Fix it even if you didn’t break it
Have pot lucks
Honor elders
Pick up litter
Read stories aloud
Dance in the street
Talk to the mail carrier
Listen to the birds
Put up a swing
Help carry something heavy
Barter for your goods
Start a tradition
Ask a question-hire young people for odd jobs
Organize a block party
Bake extra and share
Ask for help when you need it
Open your shades
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.

1 comment:

Nigel said...

"Sit on your stoop" = "Sit on your front Veranda"

I do more gardening in my frontyard than my backyard, becasue that is where I can meet the neighbors.