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Gordon is a senior architecture major at the University of Maryland, College Park. He began working with Julie Gabrielli in the summer of 2007. He hopes to see architecture, in both form and function, affect people and their environment in the most positive way. Gordon is also an avid runner, a film enthusiast, and passionate piano player who enjoys writing music.
Baltimore Civic Works was developed out of Baltimore’s branch of Americorps in 1993. Their mission is to build a future for the cities youth through community service and skill development. From basic literacy instruction to job-training for entry level careers in the field of environmental technology. Hundreds of AmeriCorps members mentor its students by transforming abandoned lots into parks and gardens, and by leading neighborhood clean up, rehab projects, and after school programs.
The city and it’s youth not only benefit from this program but the AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance and educational award. Don’t have a GED? You can get one as a member. Sign up today.
You can also get involved by checking out Civic Works Cool Roofs Program. Thanks to a grant from the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust the program has applied living roofs to a number of low-income homes.
Cleaner Greener Baltimore is part of a new initiative by Mayor Sheila Dixon that seeks to educate the citizens of Baltimore on how to keep the city cleaner and greener. The website informs the public on what steps the city has taken and plans to take regarding keeping Baltimore clean, including; recycling measures, trash removal, tree plantings, etc. It also speaks to residents, businesses, students, and commuters and visitors on what steps they can take as well.
Beyond Postures is a Baltimore-based yoga and meditation center offering private sessions in multiple categories, including thai yoga massage, ayurvedic services, marma point therapy, and now phoenix rising yoga therapy. Each class is suitable for any level of experience, as they operate in a safe way that allows one to be in charge of their own posture and limits, as opposed to expecting one to meet a certain ideal. Beyond Postures is run by Dianne Mekelburg, an Experienced (E-RYT) and nationally Registered Yoga Teacher with The Yoga Alliance, a member of the International Yoga Therapy Association, the International Yoga Association, and The Himalayan Institute. Visit the website for articles and books or information on workshops and retreats.
Green Seal is a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit that provides science-based environmental certification standards which help manufacturers, purchasers and consumers make responsible choices that positively impact business behavior and improve quality of life. There is a life-cycle approach to Green Seal standards which means evaluating a product or service beginning with material extraction continuing with manufacturing and use and finally with recycling and disposal. Get a list of recommendations case histories and general information through their product listing.
Holistic Nutrition of Baltimore is brought to you by licensed nutritionist Kasia Kines. Located in Greenspring Station, Kines offers nutritional counseling, detoxification programs, and Ayurveda Nutrition. Schedule a weekly appointment or learn the benefits of natural medicine and preventive care at home by taking a Grocery Shopping-Cooking Class or the Free Detox Introduction Class.
We often need reminding that like Ludwig Andreas Feuerbacha coined in 1863, "man is what he eats". Like Feuerbacha comment, Holistic Nutrition will help you understand more about how food has a bearing on one’s state of mind and health.
Voted Baltimore’s best wellness center by Baltimore magazine, the Ojas Wellness Center has locations in the Hunt Valley, Mt. Washington, and Owings Mills areas. With an expert team of therapists and instructors, the center offers the best in massage therapies, yoga and pilate classes, skincare, acupuncture, and wellness products like naturopathic medicine and healing modalities. To aid in the experience, the center developed a unique environment, complete with natural fragrances, falling waters, tranquil hues, and soft music. The design of the center is also eco-friendly, with elements like cork flooring and wall coverings, no animal products, and eucalyptus cabinetry.
The Village Green Apothecary , now a full-functioning online marketplace for all things healthy, was once just "The Apothecary in Bethesda, MD", created by two pharmacy doctors named Mickey and Irv in 1965. Both with years of study and experience in nutritional pharmacology, they began to find that both traditional and alternative health care could do the most good for the most people. They see their store as a gathering place for sharing knowledge and building community, where they can also provide an abundance of wellness resources from pharmaceuticals to educational aids to body care supplies. Visit their website for more information and product listings, or visit in person: 5815 W Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814