Presented annually with CAR, this year the Altair Enlighten Award will honor the greatest sustainability and ightweighting advancements that show a successful commitment in reducing the carbon footprint, mitigating water and energy consumption, as well as successful efforts in material reuse and recycling.
Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks to Chief Community development Officer, Whitney Anderson-Harrell, from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. Anderson-Harrell
Anderson-Harrell shares the inspiration and vision for the new foundation: Desk Drawer Fund. Anderson-Harrell provides more details on the Five Philanthropic Pillars of the fund: Arts & Culture, Youth Empowerment, Stable Housing, Financial Education, and Fostering Entrepreneurialism. The fund has quickly become a force for positive growth in the community and has the energy to have many chant, ‘Go Green!’
Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks to respiratory therapist, Mike Hess, also known as the COPD Dude, from the COPD Foundation. Hess shares important information about COPD and breathing issues in general. He explains how other factors such as social and environmental determinants intersect with healthy breathing. Hess also discusses COVID-19, a known respiratory virus, and its impact on the COPD community. Take a deep breath and listen for the next 10 minutes.
Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks with the incredibly talented, Lansing-based, freelance illustrator, Marissa Tawney Thaler on the Michigan Business Network. They discuss some of Marissa’s projects and her ability to advocate for social justice by designing beautiful art to convey powerful messages in children’s books.
Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks to local lawyer, John Mashni of Foster Swift Collins & Smith about something other than law. Mashni recently penned a fairy tale about a Tooting Princess. You will have to get a copy to enjoy the fragrant details of this new children’s book that is really full of beans! This podcast is filled with valuable lessons including how to be entrepreneurial as a growing family and how he used the production of this book to instill life lessons and basic business skills to his children such as: budgeting, planning, and philanthropy to name only a few.
(Hip Hop Hooray)
Vicki Hamilton-Allen talks with Jermaine R. Ruffin, Director of Development for the City of Detroit and an unrelenting advocate for inclusive Urban Planning and champion for the greater presence of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color in its practice. They discuss Urban Planning and how to affect social change through intentional design of the built environment and how humans interact with that space. Ruffin is also the founder and host of The Streets are Planning Podcast where he discusses urban planning, cities, hip hop culture, and community development with his guests. The Streets are Planning highlights the unheard voices, stories, and impact of community leaders working in cities and neighborhoods across the globe. www.thestreetsareplanning.com/