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Health, Well-Being & Safety Projects

Develop Creative Uses for Vacant Land
Resources for fostering the creative reuse of City owned vacant land.
Organize a Walking Group or Community Fitness Program
Collective fitness is typically easier to commit to than individual fitness programs, and it also promotes neighborhood solidarity, use of public spaces, and overall neighborhood safety.
Make a Healthy Corner Store and Encourage Healthy Eating
By encouraging stores to improve their food and service offerings to be more healthy and local, they encourage and enable healthier eating habits.
Start a Bike Share or Bike Hub
A bike hub will be different in every community and should be customized and operated to meet the needs of that community.
Start or Enhance a Neighborhood Safety Program
Information and resources on starting a neighborhood safety program
Develop Safe Routes to School or a Walking School Bus
Safe Routes to School is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from school.
Foster Activity with Public Seating, Programs, and Furniture
Resources and information on creating an installation of a chair,a group of chairs, a bench, a surface, or something similar that is designed for the general public to use in daily life.
Develop a Neighborhood Walking Tour & Market Your Neighborhood
Host themed walking or biking tours of your neighborhood to encourage urban exploration, active lifestyles, and to offer unique insight to your neighborhood for residents and visitors.
Plant and Care for Trees
Urban trees have been shown to have a positive impact on the quality of streets and open space, neighborhood property value, stormwater runoff, and health of the environment
Hold a Neighborhood Energy Challenge
Information and resources on holding a block or neighborhood-wide competition between individual households, groups of households, or different blocks to collectively reduce energy use.
Start a Shop Local or Green Business Campaign
A shop local campaign is an advertising campaign and/or fund-raising effort to highlight the benefits of shopping at locally owned and operated businesses and increase patronage at those businesses.
Establish a Community Garden or Local Food Installation
Information and resources on establishing a community garden or food installation.
Use Native Plants for Habitat or Biodivsersity
Native plants and flowers are typically hardiest and most acclimated to St. Louis growing conditions
Convert Hardscape Areas To Pervious Surfaces
A permeable surface is one made from materials that allow stormwater to move through the surface and soak into the ground.

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