Betsy Robinson never saw herself as a community organizer or leader. A nurse practitioner originally from New York, she’d landed with her family in Midtown Memphis via Denver, and – like most Americans – she just hadn’t been exposed to the I can be the one who makes it happen mindset. Yet here she is […]
The ioby party was a blast. Check out pics on Facebook!
Grace Freedman, Leader of Fix this Public Space 4th & 9th, and Tim Thomas, Leader of Spring Comes to the Flatbush Trees, appeared with ioby CoFounder Erin Barnes yesterday on BRIC ARTS MEDIA, BK Live.
Announcing ioby’s FOURTH annual Benefit: November 13th Calling all community activists, all tactical urbanism fanatics, all environmentalists who believe that combatting climate change starts right at home, in our own backyards… You’ve been hard at work, so you know firsthand that there’s nothing more rewarding than fighting the good fight – but who can keep […]
This just in: the hors d’oeuvres menu for our November 13th benefit – generously donated by Williamsburg’s amazing Egg Restaurant – is to die for. Wrap your brain around this: Newsom’s Country Ham-wrapped roasted butternut squash, on toothpicks. Plus devilled eggs with beet chips, and marinated leeks with pecan romesco. Drooling yet? Oh, also: farro […]
When was the last time you encountered a public sign that made you not just stop, but stop and think? We all know our reserved parking, our no trespassing, our this property is protected by video surveillance. But what about a sign for handicap parking that actually works – actually keeps spot-stealers at bay? What […]
In today’s world of smart phones and hyper connectedness, text messaging is emerging as a new communications frontier in financial inclusion, in health, in social services – in so many of the threads that strengthen our social fabric. Text campaigns can get people to the polls, to the doctor, to a hot meal at a […]
Kristina’s throwing in her copy of Cloud Atlas. Alex is going to donate his copy of Tipping Point. Another teammate is adding (meditatively?) Siddhartha to the stack. But these are just the first few in what they hope will become a very, very large pool of titles, because what Kristina Krause and her justifiably fired-up […]
It’s a sad fact that L.A. is designed for cars, yes, and that for a long time it’s been dominated by car culture. But the idea that it’s impossible to walk anywhere in L.A. is not one Angelinos have to subscribe to, and the folks over at pedestrian advocacy group Los Angeles Walks have plenty […]