The lights on the historic Lowell Sun sign (on top of the building downtown) are entirely or mostly burnt out. I believe the sign should be repaired and be lit again. A DIY Lowell Team can work with the Historic Board, the Lowell Sun, and the owners of the building to create a fundraising campaign [Read more…]
Create a top 5-10 most endangered structure list to alert Lowell citizens to the threat of demolition of our historic structures. DIY Lowell could solicit nominations from the public at-large and then create publicity through local media and present the list to the Lowell historic board and city council.
A DIY Lowell team would map the trash cans in the city (or ask for a map from city officials) and ideate/explore and suggest the places in the city that would benefit from additional trash or recycling bins. This could result in a presentation to City Council, a website, or even be combined with the [Read more…]
Have a one-time event partnering with a business or oganization that runs gondolas or tiki boats. Pick a canal that has calm waters and work with the agencies to do a one-time event that would test the feasibility of having people pay for boat rides on a canal. If this is successful, maybe we could [Read more…]
Local fridge for the community, mainly for those who are the homeless community. Many bakeries, restaurants, and grocery stores throw away perfectly good food when it is at the end of the day or close to expiration. The food can be given to the homeless community instead or to anyone who is interested.