This is a great example of a local business interacting with their local ecology to create something that improves the lives of everyone it touches. I hope it inspires others to use their gifts in ways to uplift society.
Uses Local Nuisance to Rebuild Town’s Economy
Global Challenges & Social Innovations TEDx
Published on Apr 16, 2013
Pam Dorr, executive director of the Hale Empowerment & Revitalization Organization, Inc. (HERO).
from youth starting something with their spark – rather than waiting for someone big to come in the community and help
businesses: daycare, construction business, bikes, pies, pecans..
using what we have rather than what we don’t have
it’s all about story…
i can’t do it – unless we’re together..
different businesses she/they’ve started:
herobike – bikes out of bamboo
pie lab – pie + conversation = social change:
herohousing – catalyst for community development: