Earthkeepers II

Earthkeepers II promote energy conservation

Earthkeepers II is an environmental initiative of the interfaith community in northern Michigan that now has a professional logo and website. I recently had the honor of designing their identity and giving them an official home on the web.

Earthkeepers II consists of ten faith traditions involving 250 faith communities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. They are partnering with the US Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Forest Service, and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community during 2013-14. The Cedar Tree Institute, a nonprofit organization which provides services and initiates projects in the areas of mental health, religion, and the environment, is coordinating the Initiative.

Earthkeepers II website

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Cedar Tree Institute Gets Upgrade

The Cedar Tree Institute is a non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that ini­ti­ates and pro­vides col­lab­o­ra­tive ser­vices in the areas of men­tal health, reli­gion and the environment. Years ago, I designed the original cedartreeinstitute.org and have been tending to it ever since. A completely new design was launched today. It features a horizontal drop-down menu for better navigability, a blog format with widgetized sidebar area, internal search functionality, and a new color scheme with mostly subtle colors and shades of gray. The idea was to match the look of the printed newsletter Ecotone, while making it easier for users to find the content they’re looking for.

New Design

The Cedar Tree Institute
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Wings and Seeds – The Zaagkii Project protects native plants and pollinators

There is a project I’ve been working on lately that I’d like to share with you called Wings and Seeds – The Zaagkii Project. It is a native plant and pollinator protection initiative that began in 2008. It’s all about recognizing that pollination is an essential ecological function for our survival, and then doing something about it.

Wings and Seeds - The Zaagkii Project
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