Public parks, streets and campsites rely on the help of volunteers in order to keep things clean. Without the help of volunteers, our community would be full of garbage to the point that professionals need to be called in to clean things. Fortunately, there are ways to help your local community that is not even time-consuming.
Don't toss garbage on the side of the road, thinking that it some somebody else's responsibility to pick it up. It is your responsibility to dispose of your own garbage, not the members of your community. If you have time, try to pick up litter as well.
Support Only Local Businesses
Even though Walmart and other large chains have completely dominated the market with cheap prices, it is beneficial for your community to purchase local goods from local producers. Not only will your purchases keep small businesses alive, the sales taxes generated will also be reinvested locally.
Remain Politically Active
Support and vote for candidates that have policies that will benefit your local community. Writing letters to your congress members so that they are aware of current issues in your community is another way you can make an impact. Also, make sure to attend local peaceful protests yet be respectful of any opponents.
Donate to the Poor
If you see a homeless person in need, be sure to take a few funds that you have to spare to buy them food, water, or toiletries. Donating to food drives, soup kitchens, or other foundations also will go a long way.
Attend Local Cultural Events
Events like carnivals, fairs, night markets, and more are not only fun to go to, but it also supports local vendors and helps increase the unity of a community. Many of these types of events also donate proceeds to charities and local government fundraising.
For more information about upcoming events in your community, please visit Steamboat Springs Parks & Recreation in Steamboat Springs, CO.