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Did you know Patch employees are active volunteers? Yep! And this month they are putting their money where their mouth is. All you have to do is sign up for your neighborhood Patch newsletter and put Architecture for Humanity Atlanta in the box that asks for the nonprofit you want to support. Click Here! to sign up! Once a non-profit has been mentioned by 25 different Patch users during the newsletter sign-up process, Patch will donate $1.00 to that non-profit for each unique, valid email address that signs up for the Patch newsletter up to $3,000! That’s worth TWO of our Oasis bus shelters for MARTA stops currently serving rider’s without them. You have until 5 p.m. on May 9 to enter. Easy greasy right?!? Okay then, get to it and please pass this on to five of your friends! Click Here! to sign up!
Apr 27, 2012 0
Happy Friday! B-I-G THANKS to all who joined us for the April social at 5 Seasons, The Prado. Special thanks to Andrew Telker of Telker Design for coordinating and most importantly buying some drinks! Since our event happens on the 4th Thursday of the month, we’re taking May off to get in the groove for the long Memorial Day weekend.
Speaking of weekends, this one starts some long overdue web maintenance. Not sure what to expect but our chief tech guru, Michael Goodwin, wanted me to post an FYI. As always, catch us on Facebook or the twitter @AFHAtlanta if you need your AFHA fix!
Mar 23, 2012 0
It’s official, DINE Like You Give A DAMN 2012 was a great success! We could not have pulled off such a great event in a new format without all of you and your kind words of support behind us. Thank you to all that purchased a ticket, supported us as a Humanitarian Design Partner, participated on the panel and volunteered for the event. We would not be where we are today if you didn’t “give a damn!”
Please keep an eye on our networks over the next few weeks as we profile each of our Humanitarian Design Partners and the important work they do. Interested in supporting us with your partnership? Contact us at email@example.com.
Mar 16, 2012 0
AFHA is here because of you! We would not be the organization we are today without the financial support of individuals like yourself. As we continue to marry awareness building for architecture and design with community activism, your investment in our activities is more important than ever. Please show your support by purchasing a ticket for “Dine Like You Give a Damn 2012!” Our first fundraiser of the season co-hosted by Architecture for Humanity Atlanta and Passive House Alliance Atlanta.
“Dine Like You Give a Damn” 2012 will feature an evening of sustainable education including tours of the Southface Eco Office and a live panel presentation with Q&A about Passive House design led by Jeff Dinkle of Eco Custom Homes. The evening will be complemented by a delicious buffet dinner, drinks and door prizes. You will also have the chance to meet the “Humanitarian Design Partners,” that have committed to support not only this event but our mission and projects throughout 2012.
Feb 20, 2012 0
Architecture for Humanity Atlanta is proud to support Southface as an outreach partner for Greenprints 2012! Details about the conference were included in our February newsletter and the website is being updated daily. Please visit www.greenprints.org to reserve your spot and and register today! Space is limited to 220 attendees this year and the conference will sell out!
Feb 13, 2012 0
Last March, AFHA achieved one it’s 2011 chapter goals by adopting a section of the Atlanta Beltline. The initial goal was driven by a desire to engage those that truly wanted to support us but might only have a weekend here or there to spare. We absolutely understand how busy everyone is so we were THRILLED to have AFHA volunteer Keri Cawley champion this cause. Now that it’s been almost 1 year since our inaugural clean-up, I took a moment to ask Keri what drove her to keep this going.
1. Who are you, what do you do?
I am a local artist here in Atlanta who focuses mainly in sustainable artwork and sculpture. My love for creating artwork from salvaged materials began after going all “Office Space” on an old desktop of mine that was beyond repair. As I stood over my now shattered computer I realized, “I can make something of this.”
2. Why did you become involved with AFHA?
Shortly after moving to Atlanta in 2010 I started attending a number of networking events geared towards green initiatives. It was at one of these events that I was made aware of AFHA. Having studied architecture myself, I became very interested in learning more about what it is that AFHA is involved with in my new city.
3. What prompted you to coordinate the Beltline effort? Why are you drawn to this project in particular?
My attention was first drawn to the Beltline Project when I came across a flier advertising the ‘Art on the Beltline.’ That weekend I took a stroll to check out some of the artwork, and was amazed at how quickly I walked from one part of town to another by way of the Beltline. Realizing the positive impact the Beltline can have on the infrastructure of the city, I dug a little deeper to become more involved, and the rest is history.
4. What are your goals for the project this year?
It has already been enjoyable to see the progress we have made along our section. During my initial walk-through of the site I remember feeling a little overwhelmed at the amount of cleaning ahead of us. But bit by bit our efforts have paid off. Unfortunately, our section is still frequented as a dump site for some individuals. This year I would love to get our section to the point where it is recognized as a continuation of some of the more developed sections along the Beltline. Come February we will be installing benches along our site to really begin establishing our section as a public path for pedestrians and bike riders alike.
B- I- G THANKS to Keri for her efforts to support AFHA, the Beltline and Atlanta. Catch up with Keri on her ACBDesign Facebook page talking about her latest designs. You can also meet the legend at our upcoming Beltline clean-ups!
AFHA Beltline Clean-ups
- February – Saturday the 25th (Installing benches)
- March – Saturday the 24th (Removing household trash)
- April – Saturday the 28th (Removing branches and debris)
Learn more about the Atlanta Beltline and check out the map of our Westside section at http://beltline.org/
Jan 13, 2012 0
Happy new year to everyone! What better way to kick off the year than participating in the National MLK Day of Service. This will be the 18th year that the MLK holiday has officially been focused on service and designated as a “day on, not a day off.” AFHA is proud to have participated as a chapter the last three years and 2012 will be no different. Join us Monday, January 16th, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm for the MLK Beltline Clean-up Effort.
If you follow us on twitter, @AFHAtlanta, and on Facebook, Architecture for Humanity – Atlanta, and I know you already do, you have been in the know regarding our adoption of a section of the Beltline. This was a great milestone for us in 2011 and we’re fortunate to have the leadership of chapter member Keri Cawley to manage our activities. We made so much progress in 2011 that we will not only be cleaning-up, but installing benches with our adoption partners, Center for Sustainable Communities.
Full details are on our MLK Beltline Clean-up Effort Facebook event page. Make sure you check it out, leave a comment and meet us Monday at the Washington Square Park tennis courts. It’s a wonderful thing to see progress being made firsthand so it’s sure to be a great afternoon! See you there!
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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