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.
- Lyn C.Flourishing
Well thank you Angel, Jo, Mary & Lorraine, lovely encouragement from your all ;-)
Nurse has been and I've been out to see the girls, had planned to have them for awhile during school hols, but this hasn't happened....maybe next weekend.
Hayley & Daniel have an awful smell in one corner of lounge room, the boys have been up in the roof, under the house, camera down inside of ...see more
- Lorraine B.SproutingLevel 82
I read our local papers regularly and try to keep abreast of local issues. Yesterday I was sent a digital copy of an article by our local Mayor who is concerned about the destruction of some historic trees at one of our local schools. It is an issue that concerns me greatly and I will read it later today.
Day 2 Monica and what a lovely day it is.
My washing machine decided to die ...see more
- Roz D.BranchingLevel 290
we have a very important issue here at the moment... they want to open a hazordous waste dump into our shire to cater for the city waste and we don't want. Personally I think there is some serious money changing hands because the location has crosses not ticks in all the boxes ... fault lines, water catchment etc.
- Andrea R.Flourishing
Thanks for the encouragement, Mary! You rock! I try to NOT pay attention to news, but I'm not always successful. I know we are getting a Whole Foods store in East Lansing and while it may be a nice store, we already have a nice health food store, which is locally owned, and will be in direct competition with Whole Foods. I'd much rather support a local company than a big corporate giant.
So, ...see more
- Gwynne A.BlossomingLevel 122
Our local paper comes out once a week and I enjoy catching up with what's happening.
A while ago there as an ad in the local paper asking neighbours 'adopted' a local reserve (park). We got together and planted trees, cleared weeds and took care of the overall upkeep. The council supplied everything we needed and we did the labour. After each working bee we would have a BBQ which included about ...see more