RIP + NEA (a lil bad news and a lil good news)

in my inbox today, a message about the passing of a pioneering community design professional in seattle that i had the pleasure of working for, Jan Gleason, executive director emeritus of the non-profit design firm environmental works.

environmental works ,will be honoring Jan's memory by contributing to the Homeless Remembrance Project. This is a homeless memorial project that values people and community - values that guided Jan's career. check it out.

in other news, someone from the u.s. green building council nominated me for the NEA Foundation’s inaugural Green Prize in Public Education! not sure where that came from but grateful non the less. The NEA Foundation created the inaugural Green Prize in Public Education to recognize and showcase an outstanding public school educator or program that best advances social and environmental responsibility.
This annual prize recognizes those public school educators or programs that empower and inspire students to be more socially and environmentally responsible and to become better environmental stewards, creating a sustainable environment for our communities, country and world.