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How To Build a Community
  • Turn off your TV
  • Leave your house
  • Know your neighbors
  • Look up when you’re 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 potlucks
  • 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 questions
  • Hire neighborhood young people for odd jobs
  • Organize a block party
  • Bake extra & share
  • Ask for help when you need it
  • Open your shades
  • Sing together
  • Share your skills
  • Take back the night & turn up the music
  • Listen before you react to anger
  • Mediate a conflict
  • Seek to understand
  • Learn from new & uncomfortable angles
  • Know that no one is silent; though many are not heard
  • And this above all – help and take care of each other

“One love, one heart, one destiny.” ― Bob Marley