Announcing the Active Living Storybank
Active Living Network
The Active Living Network has launched the Active Living Storybank, a searchable database of projects, programs and initiatives around the country promoting health through changes in the built environment.
Communities nationwide are building and restoring neighborhoods to encourage physical activity and access to healthy food. The new Active Living Storybank encompasses all 50 states and features more than 100 examples of active living in action. Search the Active Living Storybank, or share your story at: www.activeliving.org
EXPLORE RESOURCES TO SUPPORT HEALTHY COMMUNITY DESIGN
The Active Living Network, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is part of a coordinated response to find creative approaches to integrate physical activity into daily life. Our mission is to promote healthy community design by serving as a gateway to the world of active living for professionals, advocates and community leaders.
At the Web site, www.activeliving.org, you will find:
• Facts about the link between the built environment and health
• Profiles of leaders making a difference in cities, towns and neighborhoods
• Resources, publications, presentations and tools for designing, planning and building healthy communities
• The latest news on issues concerning healthy community design
• A searchable database of innovative, real world projects
WHY ACTIVE LIVING?
The places where we live, work and play can affect our ability to be physically active. Since World War II, American communities have been planned and developed in ways that present barriers to walking, bicycling and other forms of activity. Active living is a way of life that integrates physical activity in daily routines.
TAKE THE ACTIVE LIVING NETWORK SURVEY
The Active Living Network connects people working on local, regional and national efforts to design and build vibrant, healthy communities.
In an effort to assess our impact and improve the services we provide, we have developed a short survey. If you visit www.activeliving.org and complete the survey by December 15, 2005, you will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to REI.
Related Link: Active Living Network
For more information contact:
Active Living Network
1932 First Ave., Suite 507
Posted November 3, 2005
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