Author Archive | Tina Goparaju


Wigle Whiskey Produces Hand Sanitizer During the COVID-19 Crisis

Sustaining human health and addressing economic inadequacies keeps us afloat during times of crisis. It forces us to introduce long-lasting solutions that improve the relationship between human and ecological systems. We spoke with Michael Foglia, Wigle Whiskey’s Manager of Product Development, and Innovation, to understand how Wigle transformed its production line to respond to community […]

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Educator Appreciation Series: Ken Perkins Brings UN SDGs to Carmichael Area Middle School

Ken Perkins began working with the U.N. SDG Teacher Cohort in January of 2020. He uses Integrative Science to engage with students in projects regarding recycling, reuse, pollution, and climate change. Prior to his work within the Carmichaels Area Teacher Cohort, Perkins spent his time with other seventh grade science teachers by performing water-testing and […]

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Make a Mask, Make a Difference

Trying to stay safe and be well during the pandemic? Great idea! But, before you go online and click “add to cart,” consider those old t-shirts in the back of your closet, or the scrap fabrics sitting in the bin under your sewing machine. Making your own mask is a great way to flatten the […]

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Desmone Architects Pursues WELL Certification

On February 26th, GBA joined Designer Aaron Kulik and President Eric Booth of Desmone Architects for a tour of their recently completed office space as they pursue WELL Gold certification. The tour was co-hosted with the American Society of Interior Designers Pennsylvania West Chapter. “It’s not just about the space, it’s about the policy,” says […]

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Limelight in the Limelight

On February 6th, Limelight Tile & Ceramics opened the doors of its Strip District facility for a firsthand look into their seriously sustainable ceramics. A Monmade producer and recipient of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Declare Label, Limelight prioritizes sustainability, transparency, and health. The family-owned business achieved its first Declare Label roughly a year […]

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