6 Concrete Ways to Make a Positive Difference in Your Community
Whether or not you’re actively involved in politics, chances are you have some strong opinions about how broken society is. Any sensible person would want to live in a stable and healthy environment, but figuring out how to create such an environment can be complicated. While it isn’t possible to fix all of society’s problems by waving a magic wand, it is, and always has been possible to make a difference through basic community involvement.
It Starts with You:
Author Sally Hussey suggests that “Community engagement increases the visibility and understanding of issues and empowers communities to have their say over decisions that affect their lives, their towns, cities and neighborhoods. It provides opportunities for community members to contribute to public decision-making processes – and informing and educating communities on policy issues that impact their everyday lives.” Here are a few tips on how to get involved in your community:
1. Conserve the Environment:
In the era of climate change, the most direct way to make a positive difference in your community is by cleaning, recycling and abstaining from pollution.
Numerous elections happen at different times, and for different levels of government. Do your part to vote for sensible and responsible leadership.
3. Join Clubs and Societies:
Local clubs make it possible to combine resources in a way that resolves community issues. Communities become safer, and happier, thanks to organizations such as places of worship, the neighborhood watch, homeowners’ associations, and so on.
4. Support Small Businesses:
Local economies depend heavily on nearby foot traffic to survive. Even if large corporations are often more efficient, lend a helping hand by making regular purchases from small businesses.
5. Be a Good Neighbor:
If you want to live in a community of kind and friendly people, start by setting an example. Being a good neighbor encourages other people to treat one another with dignity.
6. Donate to Food Banks and Animal Shelters:
Most communities have organizations which go out of their way to serve the vulnerable. These organizations constantly need financial support and manpower to survive. Volunteering or donating is a great way to give back to the community in a tangible way.
There’s an ancient proverb which says, “charity begins at home.” Truer words have never been spoken. Taking care of your local community might not seem like much of an accomplishment, but it’s actually the first step towards building a prosperous society. If you want the quality of your life to improve, take an interest in being civically engaged. Even a little good citizenship can profoundly uplift the world you call home. If you like what you just read from our blog, you’ll love the various informative courses, workshops and events listed on our websites and social media. Whether you’re interested in personal development, or overall improvement of your business, give us a call at 1 (888) 823-7757 to find out how The RISE Academy can help you break past your daily struggles and start soaring in success.