Monthly Archives: May 2011

Summer Reading Program

May 31, 2011
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Summer Reading Program

Last week we met briefly with our friends at the Shadow Project regarding their Summer Reading Program. For those of you unfamiliar with this amazing program, the Shadow Project helps children with Special Needs meet their academic goals. Each month, for meeting the goals set by their teachers, kids earn “Shadow Bucks” and get to…

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Electric vehicles to be tested by Toronto as part of the FleetWise initiative

May 31, 2011
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Electric vehicles to be tested by Toronto as part of the FleetWise initiative

We’re especially pleased to read that Chevrolet have jumped in with both feet in joining the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) by supporting the project in making the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) automobile fleet as environmentally friendly as possible. Chevrolet are providing test drives for the new electric Chevrolet Volt  to vehicle fleet managers throughout the…

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Sneak Peak of Our New Showroom

May 31, 2011
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Sneak Peak of Our New Showroom

As we settle into our new location on the waterfront, we are continuing to develop our on-site showroom and design studio… a creative place for clients to get inspired and collaborate with our team on the concept development and design of an event. Here are a few photos of our work in progress: Stay tuned…

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Twitter Round Up – May 2011

May 31, 2011
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It’s that time again! Another round up where we find helpful and informative articles on marketing, design and business found on Twitter in a month. This month there were some really great articles related to business and working in particular. We found a nice article on the importance of good copy on the web and…

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Put It in a Pot!

May 31, 2011
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Regardless of the size of your garden, or the lack thereof, you can indeed have a smashing container garden. It requires almost no space, is limited only by your imagination, is ridiculously easy to take care of, easily changes with the seasons, can be as colorful or as monochromatic as you like, is …well, you…

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One of Our Partner Teachers Earns Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

May 31, 2011
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One of Our Partner Teachers Earns Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching

One of our amazing partner teachers from Watkins Elementary School in DCPS, Lauren Tate, has been honored with this Presidential Award! She has attended our Teacher Institute and participates in our long-term partnership program as well. She gives us a shout-out in her bio for the award. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and…

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Short term thinking will never solve climate change

May 30, 2011
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Short term thinking will never solve climate change

After writing on this blog for many many months about environmental issues one consistent theme I just cannot fathom is the lack of foresight that is often exhibited by our corporations and politicians in terms of future planning as it relates to environmental impact. So much of what I read and then write about hinges…

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Short term thinking will never solve climate change

May 30, 2011
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Short term thinking will never solve climate change

After writing on this blog for many many months about environmental issues one consistent theme I just cannot fathom is the lack of foresight that is often exhibited by our corporations and politicians in terms of future planning as it relates to environmental impact. So much of what I read and then write about hinges…

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Let’s Make Homes As Smart As Our Cars

May 30, 2011
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Let’s Make Homes As Smart As Our Cars

It’s not easy to accurately predict the future, as a disappointed group of Rapture wannabes recently learned.  However, we can use history and examples of similar solutions to help us consider how new technologies could be incorporated into popular use.  Therefore, we should be thinking about what’s been done with cars and apply the same…

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Avocado Banana Chaat

May 30, 2011
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Avocado Banana Chaat

I have wanted to try Rasika, an Indian restaurant in DC, for a while now. Friend after friend has told me how exquisite the food is, but it seemed that the timing was never right and somehow five years had … Continue reading → Read the full post

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