Guide to Organizing and Holding a Fruitful Community Cleanup
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. If at all you are looking forward to such as a community member or leader, then it is advisable that you consider this as one of the great projects to go for.
When it comes to community cleanups proper, you need to bear in mind the fact that they go way beyond tidying up. Community cleanups are such an opportunity of a kind for you to give back to the place and the people of the place that you call home.
A stellar plan is required for you to have these projects work out and be a success at the end of the day. Read on and see some tips to help you plan for a community cleanup activity that your fellow community members will live to love and remember.
One thing that you must learn going forward is how to pick a project. When looking at the project choice, you need to know that the right project will be such a great motivation to the community members to come out in their numbers for the cleanup and as a matter of advice, ensure that it is one that actually addresses a specific problem that is so relevant to your immediate community, one that the community indeed identifies with. Such cleanup projects can include activities such as litter picking, beach cleanups, planting projects, beautification projects and the like. Think of those areas in your neighborhood where you and your neighbors see every day and have noticed to be an eyesore and choose to act on such to bring some change in effect. In the process of choosing your project, it will only be advisable to ensure that it is limited to such a project that you can attend to in the afternoon hours and will not demand for so much in terms of equipment. As well when choosing a project, you need to be alive to the issues of city permits as some demands there may be for some of the cleanup projects and as such choose those that don’t call for such. Where it so happens to be requiring these, make sure that you have made the arrangements prior to the event so as to avoid cases of rescheduling the event.
You will as well need a plan apart from just rallying your community members for the project to be a success.