Special Announcement, ScotiaBank's EcoLiving Awards Finalist:
My definition of sustainability:
• sustainability=green building+conserver lifestyle+responsible transit+food security+community, within a BioSphere
Our firms ACE and ASH-Incs. were shortlisted last week by ScotiaBank's EcoLiving Awards program as 1 of 3 finalists in the Business Leadership category. Further, our work, and that of other good people, was recognized in their news release of this morning. Winners will be announced at a Gala Ceremony on June 5, World Environment Day, at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
A video crew from Toronto will interview us, and we will give a tour of our ecoHome/Office on May 1 Thursday afternoon to invited guests. This video will be shown on June 5, at their Gala Celebration. Some of our design team members, clients, partners and friends of the environment and peace, will be on site, since they have been part of our story over the last 38 years of designing and building, consulting and giving talks/workshops on green buildings and sustainable (re)development. James Musselman, Stonehenge Digital Studios, Toronto is the video firm.
If you have a healthy material, green product or alternative energy device you want us to try and demonstrate, or an opportunity to design an ecoPlus (surplus: safe drinking water, healthy earth & green clean energy) or "RecoFit" (ecological retrofit) project or community, please let us know.
The lessons from our work are being applied now on a larger scale, - along the ancient Silk Road as we help others to preserve possible new world heritage sites and build peace, as can be seen in the Silk Road Blog and ecoCaravanserai at this site.
The innovative planning and pattern language, architectural design and programs, ecological stewardship and habitat preservation, environmental strategies and performance, resource conservation and energy efficiencies, appropriate technologies and alternative energies, and our ecoPlus mandate are all being applied to Jorg's Dr. Arthur Clark Research Fellowship in Global Citizenship, which has evolved into a major transcontinental 100-200 year "RecoFit" project. We currently have a team of 30 people in 5 countries on 3 continents working on this project.
Jorg Ostrowski, for
our team at ACE and ASH-Incs., and University of Calgary, Consortium for Peace Studies