We are back at work and incredibly eager to hit the ground running. We have quite a few projects up our sleeves for 2015 and today we will be covering one of our giving back partnerships with the Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI). As a B Corporation it is crucial that we are not only the best in the world but also best for the world. Therefore we are so very pleased to announce our partnership with KDI. KDI has developed a community-driven process for creating solutions for issues related to impoverished regions including quality of life, and environmental degradation. The NGO works with communities in urban and rural areas worldwide to design, build, and manage Productive Public Spaces that are sustainable, low-maintenance and contextually appropriate, ultimately giving back and helping to build local community.
The public spaces created by KDI are more than just playgrounds, gardens, and meeting houses. They incorporate the positive environmental aspects of their direct surroundings while substantially reducing the negative ones. They transform sites from places where residents once went to dump trash to places where residents now go to work, play, and interact with each other.
The Kounkuey Design Initiative is now focusing on building community spaces in California, the first of which is in the Coachella Valley. When we found out that we could give back to our local community and build out and develop usable spaces, we were very eager to help. Not only will we be donating ecologically friendly product solutions we will be working hand in hand with Kounkuey to develop a urban community space not too far from our Headquarters in Los Angeles, California. We are ready to jump start the new year, and giving back is a huge component of our company DNA. We hope you will follow along with us on our journey and can’t wait to share more with you as plan are finalized and we start to see our positive impact ripple throughout our community. Be the Change!
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