S.H.I.N.E. in Our Community

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sustainable, Healthy, Inclusive Neighborhood Environments or SHINE - that is the mission acronym for a new non-profit called Home Run Innovations Inc. in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It's a comprehensive plan for community redevelopment from the "homeless on up."
  • Sustainable - both environmentally and financially sustainable development of social services programs and affordable net-zero energy housing.
  • Healthy - promoting "off the couch" family-oriented, health and fitness activities that put neighbors (from the young to the old) side-by-side, elbow-to-elbow working together for overall individual and community well-being.
  • Inclusive - improving community resources for the benefit of all local citizens regardless of economic status, age, gender or religion. Building and developing as much for the benefit of the homeless and the marginalized as for the privileged - with focus on the homeless and less fortunate first.
  • Neighborhood Environments - transitioning communities toward relocalization of resources such as food and energy production, all the way down to the micro-economy or neighborhood levels where possible.
Home Run Innovations Inc. strives to adapt and implement the world changing models of leaders like Will Allen (Growing Power), Bill McKibben (350.org) and the partnership between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver - all with the goal of creating SHINE in our community.

Read more about SHINE...
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Youth & Rural Revitalization

Actively engaging youth and their families toward both personal fitness and community involvement will slow drain of rural population migration to urban areas.

One of the ways this youth engagement is accomplished in Delta County, Michigan is through family-oriented, community health and fitness events. See The Salvation Army Home Run as an example.

About this Blog

Home Run Events is a forum for solutions that create Sustainable, Healthy, "Inclusive", Neighborhood Environments (SHINE) in our communities - beginning with the homeless.

We aspire to relocalize rural economies through affordable net-zero energy housing, local organic agriculture and financially self-sufficient social services programs.

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