What's good in your 'hood?

Is there something about your neighbourhood that you particularly love? A beautiful pocket park? A community garden? A hidden gem of a café, store or quiet spot?

We're encouraging people to share the best bits of their neighbourhood by pinning a picture to www.thegoodhood.com.au. You can add images to the map via instagram with the hashtag #thegoodhood.

Discovering the clever and creative environmental acts in our neighbours is an inspiring way to learn about your neighbours and the green ideas in your neighbourhood. The footpath gardens in my local area green our streets and help turn neighbours into friends.

The Good Hood is now in its second year and the City will be awarding prizes every few months to encourage environmentally sustainable habits. Show off a balcony garden, favourite bike route or great neighbourhood activity and you could share in some very exciting prizes.

If you're interested in re-building some old furniture which has been loved to death, upload a photo and description and you could win a workshop for you and two friends with stylist Megan Morton at The School , worth $1350.

There's a set-course dinner for eight from Urban Food Market, valued at $640, for anyone who can share great ideas on sustainable food and meals.

You can also find local sustainable businesses, such as Yulli's eatery on Crown Street and the eco-friendly Object Gallery.

Last year, Joshua of Zetland transformed a light from a ply cut out of the city that he had found in the bin room of his apartment block - winning an armchair upholstered by hand printed Cloth fabric for the Reuse and Recycle Prize.

Gavin from Darlinghurst's solar-lit balcony vegie patch won a dinner for 20 at Tablefor20 in the Made and Grown prize.

Creative agency Holler's well-used bike rack won $1,000 worth of Go Get car share.

Now's the time to get sharing!

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