GOOD Citizenship Task 18: Introduce Yourself to a Neighbor #30DaysofGOOD GOOD Citizenship Task 18: Introduce Yourself to a Neighbor #30DaysofGOOD
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GOOD Citizenship Task 18: Introduce Yourself to a Neighbor #30DaysofGOOD

by Eric Liu, harrison Freeman, Jena Cane

February 21, 2012

Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more. That's why we do The GOOD 30-Day Challenge (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for February? GOOD citizenship.

Introduce yourself to a neighbor.

From the time this country was founded, people have been getting together to build, create, learn, work, and protect each other. A neighborhood is a place to get together, and your neighbors are people you should be able count on in a pinch. Think you left the stove on? What if you could call a neighbor to check? But you don't have to give your keys to your neighbors right away. Take a first step today.

Introduce yourself to residents of at least four households surrounding you. Just let them know who you are and where you live. This simple, friendly gesture can be the first step in building a better community. Hopefully your neighbors will reciprocate. In the future, you all might form a block party, plan an event, or contribute to a neighborhood blog!

Learn how to live like a citizen at The Guiding Lights Weekend conference on creative citizenship March 8-10 in Seattle.

Propose an idea to promote GOOD citizenship where you live for a chance to win $500 to make it happen.

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GOOD Citizenship Task 18: Introduce Yourself to a Neighbor #30DaysofGOOD