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Biophilic Leadership Summit

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National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

The Nature Connection. Nature, Well Being and Positive Outcomes
Press Release

National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

Rebuilding Together, Lowe’s to Restore Houston, Texas Neighborhood During Super Bowl-Sanctioned Event

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This marks the 22nd year Rebuilding Together has hosted this Super Bowl-sanctioned event – rebuilding homes and transforming communities in Super Bowl cities across the country. To date the event has impacted nearly 140 homes, engaged 5,000 volunteers and invested more than $5 million to communities in need. This year, 200 corporate and community volunteers will participate in various critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, painting, landscaping and other major home rehabilitations.

Over 200 volunteers to revitalize historic Independence Heights neighborhood during Super Bowl LI weekend
Press Release

This marks the 22nd year Rebuilding Together has hosted this Super Bowl-sanctioned event – rebuilding homes and transforming communities in Super Bowl cities across the country. To date the event has impacted nearly 140 homes, engaged 5,000 volunteers and invested more than $5 million to communities in need. This year, 200 corporate and community volunteers will participate in various critical home repairs, accessibility modifications, painting, landscaping and other major home rehabilitations.

Rebuilding Together to Provide Critical Home Repairs to Women-Owned Homes During She Builds Event

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Rebuilding Together will join together with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together Seattle to host a She Builds event. Volunteers will renovate four homes in the Allentown neighborhood of Tukwila, while home renovation and design professionals will lead home repair workshops for the community.

Homes being repaired are owned by women who have lived in the community for several years and would like to remain there but are unable to afford repairs. The home repair workshops will be led by women. Attendees will learn repairs they can implement in their own homes from interior designer Rebecca West and handywoman Amy Ecklund. Workshops will include interior design tips, information on home maintenance, and basic plumbing and electrical work.

Event to include women-led home repairs educational workshops for community residents
Press Release

Rebuilding Together will join together with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together Seattle to host a She Builds event. Volunteers will renovate four homes in the Allentown neighborhood of Tukwila, while home renovation and design professionals will lead home repair workshops for the community.

Homes being repaired are owned by women who have lived in the community for several years and would like to remain there but are unable to afford repairs. The home repair workshops will be led by women. Attendees will learn repairs they can implement in their own homes from interior designer Rebecca West and handywoman Amy Ecklund. Workshops will include interior design tips, information on home maintenance, and basic plumbing and electrical work.

Brightening Our Corner

Winter 2016
Newsletter

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2016 is Open until May 11th

Let’s Play a Game

Blog

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved games. I’m pretty sure my parents could have manipulated me into doing whatever they wanted by calling it a game. “John, I bet you can’t be silent longer than me during this five-hour car ride. Ready? Go!” Or, “John, do you think you can eat all of your vegetables in the next 60 seconds?”

...I’m encouraged by the recent trend of gamification, in particular its applications in the environmental space.

Congratulating a Friend on a Job Well Done

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My Mother has always loved this week. Certainly, she is partial to Christmas. A gathering of family for a religious celebration is a wonderful occasion, and my parents do an admirable job of keeping this season sacred. Their home never feels more like home than this week.

Brightening Our Corner - Fall 2015

Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Newsletter

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 Names Finalists. New Challenge Opens
Hundreds of innovators from around the world engaged in the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) to improve our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Eight finalist team were announced September 30 before traveling to Austin, TX for a special Biomimicry Conference at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on October 4.

Trim Tab Magazine | The Seductive Ideology of Craft

Peter Korn discusses the beauty, intricacies, and complexities of craftsmanship
Article

Attracting Millennials by Reclaiming Detroit

During Earth Week, we’re inviting sustainability thought leaders to share their views on environmental issues and trends. Today’s post is from Bedrock Real Estate Services’ Lynnette Boyle.
Blog

Nestled in the basement of one of downtown Detroit’s reinvigorated office buildings, is a quirky, vibrant place that’s bursting with creativity. Visitors are greeted by a buzzing neon sign and an un-manned astronaut spacesuit as they enter dPoP! inside Bedrock’s 23-story Chrysler House. The ‘out of this world’ design mecca (where designers, artists and others plan the creation of amazing, functional spaces) is a study in the use of reclaimed materials.

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