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Mar
15

Sustainable Thinking: Destination or a State of Being?

When we think about sustaining healthy community change, it can feel a bit like running on a treadmill. It’s hard and, no matter how high we turn up the speed, ...

Sep
22

Culture Change Sustains and Thrives In Buffalo

One of the many privileges of being part of the Active Living By Design (ALBD) team is forming long-standing relationships with community partners, learning from their experiences, and celebrating their ...

Sep
14

Are We Sustaining Our Work or Sustaining Its Impact?

Whether we’re nonprofit leaders, government agency directors, coalition partners, consultants, or local advocates, most of us who work in the healthy communities field cobble together our annual budgets from a ...

Sep
08

Introducing: Where are They Now?

Over the past 14 years, Active Living By Design (ALBD) has collaborated with amazing professionals and change agents who are talented and committed organizers of healthy community initiatives. Typically, our ...

Mar
23

A Fresh Model for Community-Driven Change

Active Living By Design is about to launch a fresh model for community-driven change to reflect the evolution of our field’s growth. It reminds me of how far we’ve come. Early ...

Dec
18

It’s the Thought that Counts in Sustaining Healthy Communities

  The holiday season is a time of traditions. Across families, cultures and beliefs, customs connect us to one another and the past. They can provide a sense of comfort and ...

Dec
16

Building a Movement for a Culture of Health

At one time or another, almost all of us pledge to be healthier. Eat better, exercise regularly or sleep more. But as we all know, sustaining these efforts over the ...

May
06

For Safe and Sustainable Community Design, Start with the Community

As more governments, organizations and decision makers recognize how the built environment impacts health and quality of life, curiosity about how to incorporate sustainable community design has grown. ...

Apr
22

A Smorgasbord of Options for a Healthier Food System

Advocates across many disciplines and with differing viewpoints agree that our food system is broken. But with pervasive problems in every link of that system, there is less agreement about ...

Feb
18

Less Fluff, Healthier Stuff: Adopt Healthy Vending Policies

I recently had the privilege of attending the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)’s kick-off meeting to announce its new $500 million investment to help all children grow up at a ...

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