SBO Awards 2013: A closer look at Equity ace On-the-Move's outdoor programs (Photos)
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Meaningful relationships between On-The-Move staff, participants, and community members are created every day. One staff member on average works with two participants, which allows the program to provide more natural interactions with those they come across. Click through for more shots of how On-the-Move brings its clients into a bevy of outdoor recreational activities.
As we prepare for today's Innovation in Sustainability Awards, one company, a champion of helping the developmentally disabled learn about outdoor endeavors, firmly grabbed SBO's attention.
On-The-Move Community Integration increases the horizons of special-needs adults by taking them to the great outdoors. They visit parks, urban forests, waterways, festivals and even shake their hips during noon-time concerts at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
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The idea is that the participants get away from the structured and, at times, restrictive environments provided by other facilities that work with the developmentally disabled population.
In preparing for this year's SBO's Awards (you can still get tickets here), we asked honorees to share stories about their industry or personal heroes. Here's how Molly Mayo, On-The-Move's executive director, responded:
“The collective voices of scientists, environmental activists, and advocates for social change continually influence and renew my work at On-The-Move. Sound decision-making around environmental issues has the added benefits of steering good social practices and promoting community health, creating a cycle of actions that benefit people, animals and the planet."
Click through on the photo above for a glimpse at how On-The-Move spends its time enriching the lives of both its clients and, undoubtedly, everyone they encounter.
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