What do a small town nurse, Republican governor and South Bronx community organizer have in common? Theyâ€™re all part of the growing active living movement that is taking place in cities, towns and neighborhoods across America. This fall, to celebrate the Active Living Networkâ€™s five-year anniversary, weâ€™re paying tribute to 10 active living heroes who are paving the way for change.
Of course, we couldnâ€™t list all of our heroes. We couldnâ€™t even list most of them, which means there are many other people whose efforts deserve recognition and praise. We hope youâ€™ll write us about the people, projects and programs that we ought to know about so we can highlight their great work in the future.
But hereâ€™s a group of admirable active living advocatesâ€”some well-known, some notâ€”from a certified planner who draws inspiration from kidsâ€™ renderings of their walking routes to a healthcare CEO who is soliciting developers to apply for Active Living Neighborhood Awards.