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. Love Where You Live In 2016/17 the UK spent a whopping £57 million clearing up after fly-tipping. For the past year, Hubbub has been working the local community in Oldham (a town in Greater Manchester) to try and understand the causes of fly-tipping and come up with solutions. We worked with the residents of five streets to transform the fly-tipped alleys at the back of their houses into bright and friendly communal spaces. Read more about the results from these trials in this blog. Live in Oldham? Join your neighbours in the Oldham #LoveWhereYouLive campaign here. Will your community be next? Transform your alleyway We've compiled a range of the most effective resources trialled in Oldham to help other communities organise their neighbours and transform an alley. The guide below has tips, advice and DIY instructions for people who want to give it a go. To support the guide we've put together a pack of resources such as flyers, invitations, signs, and other things to help you get your project off the ground. Email [email protected] to get yours.