KAPOW Placemaking Competition - Rose Lathrop, Sustainable Connections

Rose will be joining the WWN to share information about the KAPOW Placemaking Competition to identify ways to bring new life to North State Street. Last year's competition resulted in several projects being completed for downtown in 2015 including the very popular Commercial Street Night Market. The goal of the competition is to engage our community in designing inexpensive, individual projects that make small places along N. State St. more lively and enjoyable. These design ideas should help to reflect our unique community identity, attract people, activate inactive spaces, provide amenities and promote people's health, happiness, and well-being. Winning ideas will be selected based on their creativity, innovation, potential to be realized and social impact.

Rose Lathrop joined the Sustainable Connection staff in 2012 as a local leader in the green building movement. Rose has a versed background in sustainability practices from both the public and private sector and is transforming local building practices.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Planning and Environmental Policy from Huxley College for the Environment, Western Washington University.  She is also a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and a CSBA (Certified Sustainable Building Adviser).  Rose has a deep-seated passion for sustainable living, and she practices this in her daily life.  She is a curious blend of urban farmer, green building pioneer, and cheerful community-maker.

When: Thursday, January 14, 2016 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting
Presenter: Rose Lathrop, Sustainable Connections