How to Form a Small Local Helpful Group

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead

Many would agree that the true fate of this planet lies in the hands of not the government but all the average citizens. Here is you can form a small group of people who protect the environment.


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    Find people and assign positions. Your group should be 3-15 people, and should consist of friends and relatives, each with their own strengths. As for positions, you will need...
    • Leader and Planner This person, probably you since you formed the group, plans out all the events and oversees everyone.
    • Grunt(s): These people are arguably the most important, they do all the physical work and labor needed to complete the task. These people should be able-bodied, strong, and have great endurance.
    • Security(optional): This person watches any cars or bikes belonging to the group while they are working. This person should be strong and big enough to scare away and would-be thieves. It's usually not worth having a security, as they could be one more person helping you out. Just lock up your stuff and park in a spot visible from where you will be working.
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    Decide What to Do. The most common and needed activity is picking up trash in fields and schools. But, you can also plant trees or paint over vandalism.
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    Do It. Make sure you all come prepared and arrange where to meet. When you all are there, assign


  • Remember, your group should be private, never have it open to volunteer strangers. If you want to work in a big group, just join one of the many organizations.
  • To be more environmentally friendly, try to ride your bikes there.
  • Don't ask for a pay; everyone is entitled to a clean, attractive, and safe neighborhood, and those who clean it get the simple reward of satisfaction and maybe some thanks from other people. Besides, the government already spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year hiring people to clean up, don't you think our tax-dollars can be better-spent?


  • Never think you can do everything.

Things You'll Need

  • Walkie-Talkies if splitting up
  • Rest of materials vary depending on your activity.
  • Lunch and Food

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