The Neighbors Project

Today's feature is the Neighbors Project.

How well do you know your neighbors, and your neighborhood? The Neighbors Project covers some easy ways to get acquainted. Start with the basics, like How to say Hi to a stranger on the street and How to make sure your neighbors get their mail if it ends up in your box, then move on to more complicated projects like How to get a tree planted on your block and How to increase produce in your local corner store.

Your neighborhood is what you make it, so choose to make your community a better place! The Neighbors Project can help. Check them out, and get inspired.

So, what are you doing in your neighborhood?  How would you like to help out?

This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

Picture of The Neighbors Project
sort by: active | newest | oldest
1-10 of 22Next »
bettbee7 years ago
Instructibles is now involved in Pepsico? What's next, misleading ads for HFCS?

Backing away slowly . . .
canida (author)  bettbee7 years ago
We chose to run this Pepsi ad campaign because they're giving away large grants to fund charitable projects.  They're also encouraging people to think about and discuss ideas that improve the world, thus this series of posts on Instructables.

This is a great way for a large corporation to use their advertising dollars, and we're absolutely encouraging it. 

bettbee canida7 years ago
Well I love the idea, just not the sponsor.

Pepsi's products, along with those of their many corporate processed-food confrères, harm a great many people. Ad campaigns like this are attempts to divert people's attention from the epidemics of childhood obesity, type II diabetes, aspartame-related disorders and other ills caused by such products.

This is like King Leopold II of Belgium using his ill-gotten gains from the Belgian Congo to fund some pretty little "be friends with your neighbors" campaign knowing that most folks would prefer to look at the pretty rather than the ugly, and just forget all that enslavement, mutilation and torture.

Of course you can argue that people are themselves responsible for what they stuff in their own faces, but that argument ignores elements like the fact that parents give this stuff to their kids, or the totally misleading High Fructose Corn Syrup ads, which use quasi-scientific linguistic legerdemain to mislead consumers about this potentially dangerous ingredient.

Consumers believe these ads for several reasons, high among those the fact that the ads represent authoritative permission to allow oneself to continue doing something one likes, regardless of actual truth. (For some reason, people believe what they hear on TV.)

I'm just here reminding folks of all that.
Please don't stop, U R so on point, I could not have said it any grander..........
Kryptonite7 years ago
Very nice, I like it! Where I live there is not enough anything between neighbours.
canida (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
I recommend starting interactions with food.  That makes everyone happy. ;)
We're buying a little farm and we're planning a wood fired pizza house warming night... got the majority of the area invited already!
canida (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
Sounds good - wish I lived nearby!
I'll save you a slice.

Disclaimer: If you do not retrieve this slice by the end of the night, it is mine.


canida (author)  Kryptonite7 years ago
In that case, save me a slice of your favorite. ;)
1-10 of 22Next »