Sharing Ideas And Dreams

Turn Ideas Into Reality

Everyone has ideas and dreams but many cannot easily be done alone. In our “it takes a village” community, we learn about each other’s ideas and sometimes, together, we can take action on them. As a group, it’s easier to find the expertise and the materials needed to turn ideas into reality.

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Ideas Come From The People And ...

Ideas come from the people and using their own resources, the people turn those ideas into reality. Here are some examples of how this has worked for the Being Neighborly: Lake Stevens group.

Being Neighborly Examples
Baking Contest Judges
The first annual Being Neighborly Baking Contest was held at a local park

Neighbor Idea #1

One neighbor once mentioned that she had always wanted to be a baking contest judge. Before you know it, the first annual Being Neighborly Baking Contest was held at a local park with twelve contestants, four judges and a table full of prizes donated by different people in the community.

Neighbor Idea #2

Other people are supporting our local food bank by placing donations collection boxes around town. The donations are gathered and then delivered to the food bank.

Neighbor Idea #3

Someone else wanted to support the homeless. So, some people are crocheting sleeping mats for the homeless using recycled plastic bags cut into strips called “plarn”. Some people crochet, some make the plarn, some donate the bags and some coordinate.

Neighbor Idea #4

Concerns about environmental issues generated a lot of different actions. A Simple and Sustainable Living Chatroom is where information about options is shared. Many of the different Terracycle programs for recycling hard-to-recycle items were implemented. Local Styrofoam recycling options were shared.

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Support For The Homeless

People are crocheting sleeping mats for the homeless using recycled plastic bags cut into strips called “plarn”.

Being Neighborly Example
Knitting Class

Neighbors have provided many different classes including knitting, cooking, cake decorating and yoga.

Neighbor Idea #5

When one neighbor noticed many requests for resource information, a resource list was created. Everyone can contribute resource information and everyone has access it!

Neighbor Idea #6

Neighbors have provided many different classes including knitting, cooking, cake decorating and yoga.