We’re celebrating 5 extraordinary projects that are making a real difference. Whether on a national scale or a university campus, these projects will reaffirm your belief in good people doing great things.
DISAPPEARING BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA: SAPSUCKER WOODS EDITION
A pocket-sized guide from a larger endeavor by Jen Delos Reyes. This edition highlights 12 birds, on the brink of extinction, that call the Sapsucker Woods in Ithaca, NY home. Breathtaking illustrations of these 12 species are paired with vital information, like the deep effects of the climate change crisis and invaluable lessons we can learn from these resilient creatures. This was a truly collaborative effort:
1. Written by Jen Delos Reyes
2. Layout and Illustrations by June Ahn
3. Original Artwork by Cindy Maguire, Mary Mattingly, Chuck Stebelton, Kelsey Oseid, Ranu Mukherjee, Fiorella Ikeue, Se Young Au, Chalet Comellas, Oscar Rene Cornejo, Sophy Tuttle, Michael James Oatman, and Paul Druecke.
Together, this book transcends its humble size, carrying a profound message of hope, urgency, and beauty.
WHAT MATTERS MOST
In times of uncertainty, it’s important to reflect and intentionally direct our energy toward what truly matters. Over 100 Lehigh University students, faculty, staff, and community members in Bethlehem, PA, were asked to do just that: share their passions, their deepest concerns, and their hopes for a better world. From environmental activism to mental health advocacy, contributors discussed various issues and identified art from the Lehigh University Art Gallery that sparks conversation. Their beautifully crafted book, designed by Lauren Beauchner Korkidas, incorporates thought-provoking prompts that encourage people to think outside the box about community, identity, and well-being.
Mental health is just as important as physical health. As a keynote speaker and leadership coach, Mark Ostach has collaborated with us over the years to create his Gratitude notebooks. In a world increasingly dominated by digital interactions, the need for genuine connections has never been more crucial. These notebooks, born from a desire to reestablish those connections, aim to transform mindsets and nurture a positive outlook. The 14 Days of Gratitude journey includes an uplifting quote and two writing prompts to start your day on the right foot with the right perspective. Discover the perfect companion for yourself and your loved ones, and embrace the power of gratitude in your life.
THE BUCKET LIST GUIDE
There’s nothing like hometown pride! It all started with Blake wanting to profess his love for New Orleans through artfully designed t-shirts, and from there, Dirty Coast blossomed into a one-stop shop for all things NOLA. Among their remarkable collection, one of their best-selling items is their Bucket List Pocket Guide. Adorned with unique designs, this trusty companion is a convenient, helpful checklist of all the marvelous experiences New Orleans has to offer. Whether you’re a traveler yearning for a tour guide at your fingertips, a fresh transplant exploring your new home, or a NOLA native looking for new activities, this Bucket List Guide is your passport to celebrating the very best of New Orleans.
PLATINUM GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE LIVING AT CSU
At Colorado State University, the pursuit of a greener future is not a distant dream but a pressing reality. CSU’s Platinum Guide: A Guide to Living and Learned Sustainably empowers students to navigate their environmental impact, and learn how to contribute to positive change. The guide is designed with a fun point system, having students accumulate points for helpful activities they’re currently doing, such as riding a bike, and things they can start doing, such as learning more about regeneration. CSU aims to inspire, challenge, and educate its students in sustainable living. We admire the thoughtfulness and hopefulness ingrained in this extraordinary project and are honored to be a part of it!
We’re thrilled to showcase this selection of remarkable projects. If you have an idea in mind, we’d love to connect and create something awesome!