Drilling for Potable Water in Kenya
As part of a student group at the University of Nevada, Reno, Katie Mann traveled to Kenya to help villagers drill a well. She returned in January 2012 to finish the project.

2010 World Challenge Finalists Announced World Challenge
(Jen White was part of our team here at APA a couple of years ago before heading down to Mexico)

World Challenge website:
Now in its sixth year, World Challenge is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grassroots level. World Challenge is brought to you by BBC World News and Newsweek, in association with Shell and is about championing and rewarding projects and businesses which really make a difference.

Yemm & Hart Green Materials

Yemm & Hart Origins - 100% Post-Consumer HDPE
To produce the Origins material, #2 Plastics - The kind used for milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, etc., are collected and sorted into various color combinations and used to create this solid surfacing material with a variety of uses, including countertops and restroom partitions. Flecks of color from the original products, as well as in some cases bits of labels, are visible in the material, giving an indication of it's origin.
(APA has utilized this material for countertops and shelving at the Park Forest Pool, and restroom countertops at Raytheon)

Alkemi Recycled Surface Material

Alkemi website:
Award winning ALKEMI is a SCS certified, LEED credits receiving, recycled surface material composed of post-industrial scrap waste (34% by weight—as certified—or 60% by volume). Made from fine flake aluminum milling scrap—which commonly burns up as a heavy smoke pollutant when exposed to conventional aluminum recycling—ALKEMI leaves no hazardous footprint.
(APArchitects has used Alkemi solid surfacing for countertops at New Pig and the Pollock E-Testing Center)