NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE

Executive Order 80 – North Carolina Climate Initiative NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE: LISTENING SESSION WITH NC DEPT. OF COMMERCE On Friday, July 19 Chris McCurry joined other business leaders in a panel discussion for Governor Cooper's charge to the NC Department of Commerce: “HOW NC CAN GROW JOBS WHILE ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE” Continued

DE-Certification

In the last couple of weeks, my friend and thought leader Carol Sanford shared a podcast on the history of how certifications began, and why they cannot continue for the built environment industry.  Over a year ago, I shared my impassioned rebuff of certifications with Carol.  At the time, I had just decided to drop all Bark House certifications and could not see what would come of this choice... Continued

Congratulation to The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Shortlist Finalists

The John Ruskin Prize is the fastest growing multi-disciplinary art prize in the UK. With the values of the radical polymath John Ruskin at its core, the Ruskin Prize has a growing reputation for supporting and promoting artists, designers and makers whose work defies easy categorization. Continued

Forest History Society Announces New Library

On May 3, 2019, the Forest History Society (FHS) officially opened their new library, archives, and headquarters.  Along with their newest archival collection, a compendium of maps, photos, moving footage, and 20,000 documents on the history of the Oregon-American Lumber Company, they are exploring new programs and educational outreach opportunities, and welcoming researchers from around the US... Continued

Congratulations to Brooks Koepka

Congratulations to Brooks Koepka, 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship Winner at the Nike Headquarters in NYC with Brodie Smith. Continued

THE APPALACHIANS

Ancient and Biologically Diverse The Appalachians are among the ten oldest mountains on the planet. In the Blue Ridge Heritage Area alone, you will find: The highest mountain peak in the eastern United States (Mount Mitchell) The oldest river in North America (New River) Continued

Certification Fatigue

This post and subsequent comment caught our team’s attention: Continued

Careers For Impact at ASU

Along with other regional businesses, Bark House® participated in an invitation-only event on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina on Feb 20th.    The Career Development Center hosted a new program - Careers for Impact.  Businesses were selected to participate because of their organization’s purpose-driven mission and commitment to creating a sustainable Continued

Truth to Material

Bark House® bark wall coverings are designed to uplift the simplicity of bark and the complex strategy of nature into buildings and the building of communities.  The strength of truth to materials is demonstrated on environmental, human, and systems scales through our nature inspired Whole-Building™ system.  Truth to the bark material as a strategy of nature is at its foundation and reflected in... Continued

Winter Thoughts

Great-Grandmother said that WINTER is the time to best see the great distance before us and the soul of the trees at the same time. One compelling us forward.  One connecting us to place. Continued

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