Projects in the Domain of Environment
The YWCA of the Greater Triangle cut the ribbon Monday on a Wellness Retreat. The retreat, created by volunteers from the WorldLegacy Leadership Group includes an outdoor trail that will connect the YWCA‘s existing playground with a greenway trail, meditation and garden areas,read more
Hard work by volunteers from as far away as Florida brought a new sparkle to the inside of one of Duke’s partner community centers this past weekend. In two and half days, more than 50 people stripped away the boring interior of a former law office that is now the Juanita McNeil-Joseph Alston Community Center and replaced it with bright turquoise and green paint and striped window shades reminiscent of a tropical sceneread more
Spence Dickinson started his farm out of concern that family-run farms — and with them places for children to feel needed, work hard and learn about nature — were dying. “We have a world and a country that doesn’t really value children’s time as a contribution to the needs of the community,” said Dickinson, owner of Spence’s Farm. On Saturday, Dickinson and a group of volunteers did their best to offset those concerns.read more
Volunteers spent Sunday painting bikes blue for a new loan program designed to encourage bicycling. The Blue Urban Bikes will help introduce people to biking around town, said Chris Richmond of the Recyclery, one of the groups involved.read more
Laura Hopgood WorldLegacy Leadership Results NC135 Make Things Happen! The difference I have made being WorldLegacy’s NC135 LP is to create an open space for relationships with others and to inspire others to take action in their own lives. My personal relationships...read more
The Camp New Hope WorldLegacy Leadership project refurbished and added new playground equipment, and landscaped the playground in the environment. The Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities project designed and built a walkway and sensory garden for the children.read more
Remember playing outside until your mother called you in for dinner? Today’s children probably won’t. In the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors.read more
This NC108B WorldLegacy Leadership project created two gardens, and improved the grounds at the youth group home of the Alexander Youth Network (AYN) including, fencing, benches, pieces of outdoor art, garden signs, and a gazebo.read more
“Children are born with a sense of wonder and an affinity for Nature. Properly cultivated, these values can mature into ecological literacy, and eventually into sustainable patterns of living.”read more
The WorldLegacy’s Leadership Program has contributed more than 27 pro bono projects in the Durham community. Among the many projects the WorldLegacy has made possible is their project to enhance the efficiency of the Family Center of Northern Durham,read more
Today, the community unveils a tiny park with an enormous heart.
After months of elbow grease and door-to-door dollar-collecting, a group of generous do-gooders is ready to show off the new Bragg Street Mini Park. Formerly one of the most forlorn, drug-addled corners of Raleigh, it is now a cheerful, well-equipped gathering place for everyone from toddlers to adults.
We believe that the cycle of environmental degradation on our planet will be reversed when people feel loved and know that they are truly free. This begins in our local communities where circles of connection between humans, their resources, and the whole web of life are understood and strong.read more
As Gibbs showed off her plants, a group of small children from a local daycare center trooped into the compound, “the Edgemont kids,” she said. “These are the most adorable children. They are painfully cute. They come here about once a week.”read more
Before they built the birdhouses and planted the butterfly bushes and dogwoods, the volunteers had to clear the bald tires, stained mattresses and beer bottles out of the swamp.
People still use the Walnut Creek wetland area as a dumping ground, but at least one small stretch across from Carnage Middle School may now lure more than late-night litterers.