Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
"Help us map great places to play on our new app, part of the Do Some Good app from Orange. On the app you can tag places to play and tell us where's good (or not so good) to play. We will use the data collected to add to an Outdoor Play Map, launched later in the year."
I'm surrounded by boys and football, or at least some days it feels like it.
Here's a great story from GOOD, about FIFA providing 20 football pitches to disadvantaged communities across Africa, but the China's Yingli Green Energy Holding Company gave them solar lights so they could use it in the evening as well.
Under the legislation, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would give priority to projects that connect children and other community members to the outdoors for physical activity; connect to public transportation; and contain safe biking and walking trails or routes. Notably, eligible projects should also use environmentally beneficial features such as “sustainable landscape features,” tree canopy coverage, improved stormwater management practices, and increased green infrastructure, which are all techniques that landscape architects excel at employing. The measure also encourages and provides grants for community involvement and planning opportunities."Great news, please lend your support. Here.