The WALC Institute’s mission is to inspire, teach, connect and support communities in their efforts to improve health and well-being through better built environments.
I received what you see below in my email a few minutes ago – check out the website – MIDNIGHT is the deadline – WalkLive.org
Donate before midnight to have your contribution “stretched” by the Seattle Foundation and other sponsors!
Today’s the day! The Seattle Foundation’s nonprofit GiveBIG fundraiser lasts until midnight Pacific time.
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Please tell your friends, share with your colleagues, and join us today for our largest fundraising effort to date. Any donation helps, whether large or small.
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The following is directly from Walklive.org.
[I’ll be adding their video to the right side of Nuts & Bolts Neighborhoods as it becomes available.]
What is walkability and why is it important to create walkable streets and livable towns? Learn how your community can become better connected, more prosperous, more sustainable and healthier through streets that support active living.
Walkable Community Videos
After turning 50 yesterday I took some time to be reflective and explore possibilities for improving neighborhoods like mine (currently in San Marcos, CA) and yours. Below is a link information on Walklive.org that may be of help in building a more successful neighborhood/community or improving one that’s doing well.
There Is Potentially ENORMOUS Long-Term Impact For Your Neighborhood Or Community.
From the website:
Our Mission, Our Focus
The Institute’s vision is to create healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable streets, livable cities and better built environments.
The Institute’s mission is to inspire, teach, connect and support communities in their efforts to improve health and well-being through better built environments.
We inspire by helping communities envision a better future, by sharing examples and success stories and by displaying a personal commitment to the movement.
We teach the benefits of walkability and livability, best practices in designing for active transportation and strategies for successful civic engagement and implementation.
We connect community members and leaders to important resources, engage them in the process, and help them communicate with each other.
We support with ongoing guidance, educational materials and by celebrating successes widely.
The Institute was formed for charitable, educational and scientific purposes to help communities address the negative effects of the built environment on health, safety, social welfare, economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and overall quality of life.
What are your nuts and bolts ideas for things that need improvement in San Marcos or your neighborhood/community?