Today's Daily Challenge Saturday Apr. 19, 2014
Basic Access is about awareness of access to some key elements such as healthy food, health care, and a safe and satisfying place to live.
Learn about a local issue.
How to do it
Look at a local newspaper or check out the online coverage for your city or town. Skip over the police blotter and featured articles until you find an issue-based story. Is someone trying to change a local zoning law? Build a bike lane? Put up an apartment building? Take a moment to look for one other source of information about the issue, such as a website of a person or organization named in the story, or your town or city government's website.
Why it matters
Learning about the community where you live helps build deeper connections with the people around you. Together, well-informed citizens can find solutions to problems and create a stronger community. You may even be moved to become involved in a local issue! You can help change the world by starting with where you live.
When London won the bid for the summer 2012 Olympic Games, a group called London Citizens negotiated and won opportunities for employment, housing, training, health, and education for residents of east London.
- Susann M.BlossomingLevel 322
We don't find much in local newspapers in Algeria. Need to read between the lines, since they are more manipulating than informative.
Themes are the presidential elections of this week and possible election fraud.
A calm Saturday morning and most people have left the city for elections. They will come back tonight.
This evening the christian community will have a common Easter Night ...see more
Susann M. replied April 19, 2014 at 9:13 UTC:
- Susan M.SproutingLevel 282
Just discovered a local website where you can find bargains. The focus of this group is freecycling / upcycling. Items for free or for very cheap nominal prices. What a great idea. Maybe you could start one in your area ?
Happy Easter weekend, chocolate anyone ?
Susann M. replied April 19, 2014 at 9:14 UTC:
- Maryann R.Flourishing
Good Morning Saturday!!
The air is soft with sunshine and ozone ...the gulls wheel and cry on the thermals ...
The fishing boats are chugging back with their catch ...
The coffee was brewing as I left ....
Have to just run to the edge leaving footprints in the sand ...
Just me and the beach ....
Local issue LOL
- Melania C.Flourishing
I obviously asked my Dad. Now stopping him is a whole different matter. Can't wait for Hurricane Vlad to get here.
Thank you, Missy and everyone for the encouragements I received from you yesterday and over the course of so many weeks before!
And may you have some wonderfully happy and fantabulous Easter holidays... or just a plain, fantastic weekend!
Maryann R. replied April 19, 2014 at 7:57 UTC:
- John T.GrowingLevel 158
Seems dog poo, dog owners and cyclists on pavement or on the road are the cause of all evil, locally, especially global warming, lol. Should all be hung, reading the local rag!
Seems intolerance is the real issue!
Why does someone try to justify their hatred of groups like 2 above by then referring to their own group, often drivers of cars or parking wardens and how unfairly they are treated? ...see more