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Nov. 16, 2009
New Orleans—Day 4

A few days late but without further ado, a recap of Day 4 of In Good Company. Eric fills us in on his adventures in the Bayou and a few (more) reasons why New Orleans is such an amazing place... Well, if you’ve read any of the previous New Orleans blogs from earlier this week, you are well aware that there is a group of us down here in the Crescent City building a house for a family displaced by hurricane Katrina. We've been working hard. Really hard. And one thing I have truly learned so far is…that I am…

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Eric
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Office Life, r@nd0m, 2080

Nov. 10, 2009
New Orleans—Day 3

In Good Company. Day 3. New Orleans. Today was a lot of hard work in the garden and in Alice Cousin's house. The storm stayed away for the most part with a bit of rain drizzle and quit a bit of wind. I learned a lot from the Farm and Garden program in the Lower 9th ward today. They design and implement all of their designs and projects with full input from the community. Program directors and volunteer Architects DO NOT impose their ideas on the land for the community. The local residents design the gardens to match what they…

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Guest Starring
Category:
Office Life, 2080

Nov. 10, 2009
New Orleans—Day 2

Day 2 from New Orleans. The work continues... And without further ado, some reflections from Katherine I sit with the soft hum of my laptop and steady whisper of the wind here in New Orleans. It's day 2 of In Good Company—a partnership of businesses joining together to make a positive difference through hands-on action. Today, we split into two groups. Some of us went to help build a community garden and some went to help build a home for Alice Cousin, a 79-year old New Orleans native who also cares for her two grand-daughters, one of whom has Cerebral…

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Guest Starring
Category:
Office Life, 2080

Nov. 10, 2009
New Orleans—Day 1(revisited)

More from the In Good Company crew...Day One in New Orleans, continued... We’re back in New Orleans for a little trip called In Good Company—Partnerships for Change. Seven companies have joined together in New Orleans to work on various rebuilding projects, learn about the community efforts, hang out with our nonprofit friends and much, much more! Everyone arrived Sunday in New Orleans, we settled in and hosted a fabulous Dia De Los Muertos party. Yummy mexican food and conversations an awesome group and then we hit the hay. Today we made brunch together, had a group meeting where we introduced…

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Posted by:
Cassie
Category:
Office Life, 2080

Nov. 9, 2009
New Orleans—Day 1

So, I’m here in New Orleans with 8 other Clif people—all of us here to work with In Good Company, a labor force comprised of employees from like-minded companies who volunteer their time to make positive change in the world. This time we around, we've partnered with a bunch of other great folks to build a community garden and a home in neighborhood that's making a comeback after Hurricane Katrina. Having never been to the Big Easy before, I was pretty excited to get underway. In the Oakland airport, having spotted my Clif Bar T shirt, belt buckle and…

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Posted by:
Eric
Category:
Office Life, 2080

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