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Community within a Company

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“Having a corporate focus on volunteerism helps us deliver on our promise to be a good neighbor.” -Randy Horn In the 12 years that I have been with Neenan, I have been involved in an average of three fundraising activities per year. What initially inspired me to participate was the encouragement from our upper management [...]

School Funding Success Stories: Tips on Passing Bond Measures from Mapleton and Akron, CO

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It takes a village to raise a child–especially when were talking about school funding. In Colorado, BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grants offer matching funds to communities who can raise bond money in their districts, providing big financial incentives for area residents to chip in for education. We spoke with Whei Wong, Chief Communications Officer [...]

Underlining the Triple Bottom Line at Sargent Junior and Senior High School

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School design is a great example of how triple bottom line thinking can make a difference. The adage that the real bottom line is people, planet and profit working in concert to amplify value expresses itself perfectly when it comes to creating the facilities that most influence the next generation. The new Sargent Junior and [...]

Once in a great while…

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Reposted from Great Education Colorado’s blog. On Saturday, I had the privilege of experiencing the alignment of stars; I attended the ribbon cutting for the new P-12 school in the Miami/Yoder district (east El Paso County). To appreciate the wonder of Saturday’s celebration, one has to travel back to a summer day in 2007, when [...]

Design Vitality in Fitness and Sickness

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Design affects so many things related to health. If the material your shower is made from is something slippery, you might fall. Car-centric urban planning significantly impacts vehicle emissions and results in poor air quality. Architecture that pushes us to use the elevator rather than the stairs, may remove opportunities for desired exercise breaks at [...]

Design Rx: Beauty, Stimulation, Interaction

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Does your daily space make you healthy or sick? This is a question more and more people are beginning to ask. Characteristics like beauty or excitement can provoke body movement through buildings or neighborhoods that add up to real differences in our body weight and physical well-being. Good design can also create emotional satisfaction and [...]

Tweeting Greenbuild 2010

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Greenbuild this year was bigger than ever. The annual trade show and seminar extravaganza had over 1000 exhibitors, a full roster of speakers ranging from Colin Powell to Paul Hawken, and 27,000 visitors at the Chicago’s McCormick Place over three days. Its a tour de force of the power of eco-design, brought to us by [...]

Giving Thanks for Unique Projects: The Slocum Center, Eugene, OR

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In the spirit of harvest time, this week we wanted to look back at giving thanks for a unique project that reminds us about the lasting impacts of the fruits of our labor. The Slocum Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Eugene, OR has architecturally achieved a rhythm of wellness to the delight of [...]

Break time, with love

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The youngest guests at Respite Care, Inc., in Fort Collins dont know they are benefiting from one of the countrys best examples of community compassion. Tucked into cozy cribs for midday naps, they snooze away peacefully while their parents go to work, go on vacation or even just Take a break. Respite means a temporary [...]