World Habitat Day: THESE are simple ways to make your neighbourhood a better and safer place

Updated on Oct 05, 2020 05:25 PM IST  |  493.3K
World Habitat Day: THESE are simple ways to make your neighbourhood a better and safer place

World Habitat Day is observed on every first Monday of October to raise awareness amongst people globally about the state of towns and cities. This day reminds us that we all have that right and responsibility to make our habitat a better and safer place. 


World Habitat Day 2020 will be celebrated on October 5. And to take initiatives to keep our towns and cities safe, we should first start with baby steps. And this comes with taking care of our neighbourhood. It’s our responsibility to take care of our neighbourhood to make it a better place for all of us. 


World Habitat Day 2020: What you can do to make your neighbourhood safer and better?


Make friends 

Meet other people in your neighbourhood and make friends. In this way, you can have someone in your emergency and help them when they need you as well. See, if there is a baby in your area to look for or any older people, whom you can help with household stuff. 


Build a group

Build a group or community together with all your neighbours where they can discuss serious issues and make decisions together. You can also tell them to join a neighbourhood safety app to keep things on track. 


Check your yard

Check your yard regularly and keep it safe. It might be a great hidden place for someone. So, make sure you keep it checked. 


Make it seem like you are home when you’re actually away

When you are away from your home, then your abode can easily be targeted. So, you have to make it look like you are in there. And most importantly, ask your neighbours to keep an eye on your house when you are not there. You should also do the same when your neighbours are out of town. 


Close windows at night

Open windows can be an invitation to an uninvited guest at night. So, make sure you close all windows and blinds at night and tell your neighbours also to do the same. 


Install security system

Install a security system and CCTV cameras in your neighbourhood to stay safe from any kinds of accidents. Give each other’s phone numbers to contact when needed.


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