Engaging residents around sustainability is important year-round! Here are some fun ideas to engage residents at little to no cost:
Organize a community garden: Create a community garden where residents can grow their own food and socialize with each other.
Lead a community clean-up: Organize a clean-up of the common areas around the apartment complex, such as the parking lot, walkways, and courtyards. Provide gloves, trash bags, and other materials and encourage residents to participate.
Host a plant sale: Hold a plant sale where residents can purchase native plants, herbs, or vegetables. Provide care information and the benefits of growing them.
Arrange a swap meet: Host a swap meet where residents can exchange items they no longer need, such as clothing, books, and household items. This can reduce waste and promote reuse.
Organize a green movie night: Screen a documentary or movie about environmental issues or sustainability, followed by a discussion or Q&A session.
Offer sustainable transportation incentives: Encourage residents to use sustainable transportation options, such as biking or public transit.
By engaging residents you can promote sustainable living and create a sense of community within your community. Remember to promote these events through social media, posters, and other means to encourage participation.