Live. Work. Play. Areas of Focus: Community Safety
Public safety starts with all of us! On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Live. Work. Play. Community Safety and Trails areas of focus joined forces to put on a first-ever Green Dot training for Trail Watch volunteers and trail enthusiasts. Green Dot is a nationwide, safe bystander intervention training. Over 40 trail users attended to learn techniques to keep themselves and others safe on the trails. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz spoke about the importance of each of us feeling empowered to make our community safer. More trainings will be coming throughout the spring, so stay tuned!
What can we do with that single moment in time? A green dot! A green dot is the single moment in time when someone makes the choice to use their words or actions to try and stop that red dot or make it less likely the next red dot will happen in the first place.
No one has to do everything, but everyone can do something. Together we can make Anchorage a community that is safer for everyone to live, work and play in. Find more information at www.greendotalaska.com.
AEDC has partnered with the Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Downtown Partnership and Anchorage Community Development Authority to launch a new public campaign to reduce panhandling on Anchorage streets. Anchorage Cares is a compassionate alternative program to address panhandling in Anchorage. The primary focus is a public awareness campaign to deter panhandling in favor of supporting human service providers.
The message of Anchorage Cares is, “Give Real Change, Not Spare Change.” Signs will be displayed in business store fronts and at major intersections where panhandling occurs. The goal of the Anchorage Cares campaign is not to criminalize panhandling, but to change the behavior of Anchorage residents. A single dollar can do much more to help a struggling individual if it goes to the right organizations rather than directly to a panhandler.
To learn more about Anchorage Cares, click here.
News Clip from KTUU Channel 2
Read about Anchorage Cares in Alaska Dispatch News.
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Interested in getting involved in Community Safety?
Contact Live. Work. Play. Director, Moira Gallagher at (907) 258-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.