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 Ballot Bin The Ballot Bin is a customisable bespoke ashtray that tackles cigarette butt litter. Tackling litter whilst posing a question may not seem to go hand-in-hand but in just six weeks, our voting ash-tray on Villiers Street reduced the number of smokers throwing their butts on the floor by 20% and went viral, reaching 6 million people online. It has since been replicated across the world and has been proven to cut litter by up to 46%. We like being asked questions – it boosts morale, awakens the brain, and is much more engaging than being instructed. There has been a growing trend of online publications offering readers’ polls with the launch of Twitter polling late last year and there is a Buzzfeed quiz on every issue you can think of. The Ballot Bin taps into people’s desires to participate. The user ‘votes’ by choosing one of two slots to dispose of their cigarette butt. Each slot has a window to display the used butts, allowing a public opinion poll to be generated as the old butts pile up on either side. Magnetic letters mean you can change the question as often as you like, which means you can ask anything you want. The voting ashtray first featured in the Neat Streets campaign to jolt people out of their normal littering routine by asking fun and competitive questions that everyone has an opinion on! Read more about how it took social media by storm with the question ‘Who’s the best footballer in the world? Ronaldo or Messi’. The Ballot Bins are now available to order online through www.ballotbin.org.uk.