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WE WILL PLAN AND DESIGN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT IN A WAY THAT PROMOTES THE WELL-BEING OF OUR PLANET, OUR COMMUNITIES AND OUR INDIVIDUAL LIVES

In seeking to fulfill this mission, our team has come together to participate in education, advocacy, and design excellence. As a company committee, it is a place for us to come together to share interests in the design field, natural world, and social culture. Relying on evidence-based information, we seek to disseminate vital information about our environment and society. Using this perspective, we strive as an office to act responsibly regarding our everyday operations, pursuit of projects, and support of other organizations with missions like our own.

Climate Data

Educational Series

Act-Ohvism

CLIMATE DATA

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May’s Climate Update

As part of Oh’s commitment to the natural and built environment, we stay abreast of news and developments on our climate. During our monthly office-wide EcOh meetings, current events on climate data are discussed, as well as brainstorming ways that we can make a positive impact in the work field and in our individual lives. The number you see pictured above represents the approximate amount of carbon (PPM) currently in our planet’s atmosphere, which has been quickly rising since the beginning of the industrial revolution and is continuing to rise today. 350 PPM is considered to be a “safe” level of carbon dioxide, so this number serves as a reminder that something’s got to give.

 

Resources

•   350.org
•   Architecture 2030
•   LEED/USGBC
•   Living Building Challenge
•   BREEAM
•   PassivHaus

EDUCATIONAL SERIES

Oh prides itself in having a well-informed and engaged team. Team members contribute to a monthly educational presentation to enhance our awareness of industry and world trends.

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May Educational Series: Our National Parks and Monuments

The National Parks Service (NPS), part of the US Department of the Interior, is responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources in the United States. Encompassing a over 400 parks and sites ranging from Bear’s Ears National Monument in Utah, to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington, to Yellowstone, the first National Park created in 1872, the NPS encapsulates history by investing in the preservation, interpretation, and restoration of symbolic places that define all generations and cultures in America. The NPS, along with the National Forest System (an entity of the US Department of Agriculture) together employ over 50,000 people, contribute billions in revenue to federal and state economies, and are leaders in preservation stewardship and sustainability. The protection of these lands is vital in preserving not only the environment, but the history of the many multicultural generations of America.

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March Educational Series: How Does Food Affect the Land?

The food we choose to eat has a great impact on the environment.  The animal agriculture industry in particular is one of the leading causes of deforestation, water consumption, and pollution.  The agriculture industry is responsible for producing more greenhouse gasses than the transportation industry.  By making minor changes to our diet, humans can have a more positive impact on the environment.

ACT-OH-VISM

Oh’s mission to provide excellent environments goes beyond our work in architecture. We participate in programs and support organizations that seek to advance the quality of life in areas like social equity and environmental conservation.

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June represents a month of solidarity for LGBTQ people

Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward LGBT people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.

Organizations to get involved with:

 

Local Shout outs:

In Other Words

  • Feminist Community Center
  • Event Center
  • Bookstore
  • 100% volunteer
  • Non-profit

 

Q Center

  • LGBTQ Support Center
  • Multi-generational services and resources
  • 100% volunteer
  • Non-profit
  • Arts & Culture
  • Education & Training
  • Health & Wellness
  • Advocacy
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