NeighbourhoodsCreating cleaner, greener spaces 3 things you can do today Re-route one journey. Pick a car journey you take regularly and try walking, cycling or taking public transport instead. Meet your neighbours. Discover something good going on near you and get involved. You'll share your skills, meet someone new and help create stronger a community. This is a good place to start. Plant something. Trees and plants are great for making our neighbourhoods more inviting, and they clean the air too. Silver birch trees are particularly good for reducing pollution levels. NASA did a study into great ways to clean the air and revealed English ivy, philodendrons, spider plants and golden pothos are great options for growing at home. Go a bit further - run your own campaign. HomeDo somethingTop tipsBlogIdeas bank Neighbourhoods Cleaning up Edinburgh Last year we trialled the first Neat Streets in Villers Street, London. Now (geographically speaking) we're moving on up as Neat Streets pitches up in the iconic and historic Grassmarket in Edinburgh. Grassmarket's great views, wide pavements and famous public houses are a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. Unfortunately, the street also attracts litter. In collaboration with Keep Scotland Beautiful, The City of Edinburgh Council, and local residents and shopkeepers from the Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) we’ll explore litter prevention through behaviour change, taking our cue from the latest thinking from around the world. What's going on We’re kicking off by building civic pride in the Grassmarket with the ‘My Street Is Your Street’ gallery; a collection of posters featuring local people (and fluffy dogs!) encouraging others to take care and pride in the Grassmarket area. Neat Streets will also bring innovative, interactive and interesting ways for the people of the Grassmarket to dispose of their rubbish, rolling out across the year. So watch this space! What you can do Be a hero. If you see litter on the ground like a newspaper or plastic bottle, put it in a nearby bin. If someone sees you doing it, they may think twice too! For further information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org With thanks to Our funders: Coca-Cola Enterprises, INCPEN, McDonald’s, Costa, Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Veolia, Plastics Europe, the Packaging Federation and Packaging Recycling Group Scotland. Booking for this event has now closed.