When it comes to conserving energy and being more environmentally aware, every little bit helps. Helping others to follow your lead could be easier than you may have thought. The first step is to get to know the people in your neighborhood, understanding who they are will help your mission.
Once you understand who you are dealing with you can break your task down into little steps for starters. Focus on the avid beverage drinkers to recycle their cans. Garden enthusiasts to start a compost. If there are neighbors who work together, talk to them about carpooling. There are many different ways to help the environment.
A simple trick to getting the neighborhood involved is to focus on the kids. Make it a completion for the children in the neighborhood to start a recycling drive where they can collect from neighbors. Perhaps talk to local schools to start a drive to benefit the school. Kids like to feel they are doing something important and often times have more influence on the adults in the area.
However the approach, assure that the goal is the same by everyone. The task can be achieved by making others aware of the benefits of going green.