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SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY – Beyond I CAN

SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY – Beyond I CAN

Social sustainability is difficult to define and is very broad – encompassing the health of people and their communities.  It includes such topics as social equity, community resilience, social justice, labor issues and human rights. The work being done at Beyond I CAN is a good example of social sustainability.  In their mission statement they are “dedicated to the lives of individuals with special needs through the experience of running their own business, from artistic design and production to marketing and sales.  Enhancing the quality of their lives due to self-confidence built on real abilities, the artisans become productive citizens…
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We Are Madison County

We Are Madison County

A storytelling initiative in Madison County, Indiana. It’s a campaign that allows Madison County residents tell their stories so that others in the county can learn about all the good that is happening here.  It’s a reclaiming of the community’s self-identity — a move to take back control of the story that has for so long defined the region in negative terms. Madison County like so many other counties before, suffered greatly when big manufacturing pulled out. You’ve heard the story a hundred times – a small ghost town is born in the wake of exiting industry. But, amid the…
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ISO’s Residency Program: Time for Three Building bridges

“We’re trying to engage a younger audience with the sound of classical instruments.” –Concertmaster Zach De Pue “It’s cool to see the excitement on a 15-year-old’s face,” says Zach De Pue, concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) and member of Time for Three. De Pue joins Nick Kendall and Ranaan Meyer in the cutting-edge trio. For the past two years, Time for Three has been the centerpiece of a new residency program created by the ISO. This residency has enabled the orchestra to reach out to the community in new and creative ways. It has also lent a high-profile…
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KATZ & KORIN – Cultural Incubator

Location:  334 N. Senate Av. Indianapolis, IN 46204 “The sense that you surround yourselves with things that make you think, make you experience new things — that’s a vibrant part of what we are as lawyers.” —Partner Sally Franklin Zweig “Envisioning opportunities for our clients and our community,” says the mission statement of law firm Katz & Korin (K & K). Since moving eight years ago into the historic Emelie Building on Senate Avenue along the downtown canal, K & K has backed up the community part of this equation by taking an active and singularly creative approach to arts…
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River City Food Co-op

Location:  116 Washington Avenue, Evansville (Vanderburgh County), 47713 River City Food Co-op is a member-owned community grocery located in downtown Evansville. The co-op offers a large selection of high quality, mostly organic food that is competitive in price and chosen with the needs and desires of patrons in mind. Lunch offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday in the cafe/gallery room. Contact Information:  Lisa Sutton, general manager: (812) 401-7301, www.rivercityfoodcoop.org Category: 1, 3

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