Being the good neighbour is about benefiting the community, and providing the goods and services that your neighbours need because you know that they will return the favour one day.
In this alternate world, the future we seek to build is created from social debt, where the socially-constructed economy is a servant to the community.
Four hundred people who have potential for large impact but are slow to execute important work, VERSUS a small handful of people with a big voice and a genuine passion.
Just because we are small doesn’t mean our actions don’t count towards something worthwhile.
It begins when we change what we think, but things truly start when we act on the things that we think. Here comes the age-old saying, our actions speak louder than words.
Intentions matter for only so long. When we intend to create better transportation infrastructure for a city, to make traffic more efficient, safer, and on time, delays and cancellations communicate that we never intended to do any of it in the first place.
That’s why when Magali Lafleur from Find Your Alternative and I wanted to make an environmental difference in Toronto, we’re going hands-in-dirt into cleaning up our city’s parks with our community.
Two everyday citizens wanting better, where we can make an immediate difference.
If you want to join us, the event is today. We’re meeting up at 6:30 by Trinity Bellwoods Park by Queen St. and Strachan Ave. We’ll see you there!
What can a small community do to take action when climate change and government policy is slow to progress?
We can choose to do things that don’t require permission, and something that we can realistically achieve in our own incremental steps.
With that said, Magali Lafleur (blogger from Find Your Alternative) is partnering up with Double Cow to host our own community clean-up at Trinity Bellwoods Park.
It starts with a pickup, and you can tell us you’ll come by responding to our event page here.
Thursday, July 25th at 6:30PM.
Litter is everybody’s problem and this is our chance to make our contribution. See you there.