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Community: Project ideas

Collective action problems are not just large scale, abstract, global challenges like global warming. In fact, every community has its fair share of local problems.

…The good news is that they can often be solved locally as well. Here are some examples of what can be done at a local level. Please feel free to add ideas to the list in the comment box!

Inspired? Start a project for your community or join an existing one at www.collaction.org.

Project ideas:

  • Visit Lonely elderly: If X people commit to visiting an elderly home on a weekly basis for at least Y months, we all do.
  • Supply the Local Food Bank: If X people donate food to the local food bank that has shortage of food, we all do.
  • Lunch with Homeless people: If we all commit to taking a homeless person out for lunch once per month and listen to his/her story, …
  • Greet strangers: If X people (in city Y or neighborhood Z) commit to greeting strangers in the building/on the street/and in the bus, …
  • Clean up a beach/park/playground: If X people commit to cleaning beach/park/playground Y, …
  • Decorate a neighborhood, city or town: If X people commit to decorating a [school/building/green area] in their neighborhood, …
  • Support and Welcome refugees: If X people commit to welcoming refugees in their country as they arrive, …

...Please feel free to add your ideas in the comments box below!

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