Community Cleanup Ventures
A community cleanup is one of the best ways for you to build a sense of community, instill a sense of pride and ownership in community members. Consider these if at all you wish to achieve this end.
Now, when it comes to the community cleanup proper, you should bear in mind the fact that this actually entails a lot more than mere tidying up of the community. They are some of the activities that offer you such an opportunity to serve and give back to the community, that is the people and the place that has been home to you.
Now when thinking of these activites, note the fact that for them to turn out a success, you really need to have a solid plan going forward. If you are wondering what it is that goes into a community cleanup exercise, one that will certainly turn out a success, check it out in this post for some handy tips to help in this regard.
One thing that you must learn going forward is how to pick a project. Talking of the project, bear in mind the fact that the right project will motivate your community members to come out in their numbers to take part in the venture and it should be the kind of project that actually seeks to address a real problem that is affecting the very local community. Such cleanup projects can include activities such as litter picking, beach cleanups, planting projects, beautification projects and the like. Just choose that sore area, one which you and your neighbors see nearly on a daily basis and choose to correct the mess there may be there. In your choice of the project, you need to as well be advised to consider limiting it to such projects that you will be able to attend to in the afternoon hours and at the same time, they should be such that will not call for much equipment. On top of this, you need to as well be aware of the fact that there are some of the cleanup projects that may require permits from the city authorities and as such it would be advisable to go for the kinds of cleanup projects that may not require these permissions and licenses for ease of planning going forward. In the event that it is a project that calls for city permits, then you need to make sure that these are sought in advance and are in place so as to avoid the cases where you may be so forced to reschedule the event.
You will as well need a plan apart from just rallying your community members for the project to be a success.