Join Community Commons in congratulating Active Living By Design on their ten years of pioneering work in active living and healthy eating. Over the course of several weeks, the Commons will highlight ALBD’s commemorative milestones in a series of Features.
“Great things are done by a series of smaller things brought together.”-van Gogh. Building a culture of active living and healthy eating begins with community-led change that grows and spreads to all facets of life. Local grantees look back at their relationship with ALBD and how it helped them turn their small deeds into great things.
We feel empowered through this partnership to know that help is simply a phone call or an email away! Furthermore, we can dream big knowing that ALBD will be there to help us actualize our dreams because what we are all doing REALLY MATTERS! Laureen Husband, Director Healthy Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
I often feel we are working against the tide in the fight against childhood obesity, inactive lifestyles, and processed food. Partnering with ALBD has strengthened our local partnership and has helped me to feel part of a national movement that will bring us to a tipping point when, finally, one day, active living and healthy eating will become second nature for families and children again. Kristen Wilson, Healthy Kingston for Kids Project Director Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, Kingston, NY
It is amazing to look back and see that ALBD pioneered a movement that not only helped build better streets, parks, schools, and neighborhoods, but also helped establish policy and funding for more livable environments, healthy living for all ages, and even economic development. You trail blazed this movement in a new century before these issues were really the thing to do. Adetokunbo Omishakin, Assistant Commissioner/Chief Bureau of Environment & Planning Tennessee Department of Transportation, Nashville, TN
Since our relationship with ALBD began, we’ve grown from a small partnership to a regional movement that is leading the way towards making our communities healthy for everyone. The 5P Community Action Model has become the gold standard for positive change and has empowered us to make measureable improvements to public policies and our physical environment. Michael Ball, Former Director of Campus Planning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc., Buffalo, NY
Your staff has taken the time to get to know us not just as a “grantee”, but as a community fiercely determined to find the resources to move us toward our shared vision for a healthier community, state and nation. We join you in celebrating the real difference you have made in communities across the country in the first 10 years…and look forward to our continuing journey as there is much work to be done! Alice Keene, Special Projects Coordinator Pitt County Government, Greenville, NC
Enjoy more ALBD commemorative milestones in Ten Years of Grantees.
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Pioneering Work
- Active Living By Design: Stories from Community Partners
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Reflections
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Partnerships
- Active Living By Design: Reflections from Grantees
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Lessons Learned
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Innovate Tools
- Active Living By Design: Ten Years of Noteworthy Publications
- Active Living By Design: Ten Reasons to be Hopeful