Come Together: How to Build Sustainable Communities

Seeking sustainability doesn’t have to be a solitary endeavor. Joining with others in our neighborhoods can help us meet new people, accomplish more and build sustainable communities.

In New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood, Groundswell Community Mural Project—a group committed to bringing together artists, youth and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change—partnered with the Community League of the Heights and American Friends Service Committee to paint the “Weaving Change Beyond the Shadows” mural. To learn more about Groundswell or to sponsor a youth muralist, visit
Courtesy Groundswell