The Human Environment

An increasing number of communities are starting to re-examine the relationships between the health of their citizens, the quality of the foods they eat, the buildings they inhabit and the ecological impact of agricultural and building practices on their environments.Truly healthy diets depend upon a variety of naturally grown vegetables and animals, and the agricultural practices that support them can contribute to preservation of biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. Similarly, the buildings we live and work in have a direct effect on collective energy use, the physical and esthetic qualities of our daily lives, and their surrounding environments.It is at the intersection of personal health and our immediate environments that broader environmental concerns have the most direct impact on individual lives.At Blackstone we have sought to support initiatives that can take the growing emergence of local initiatives to national scales.


September 23, 2019

Accelerating the Growth of Integrative Medicine


  • Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Tucscon, Arizona
The Human Environment

Nov 14, 2017 - Nov 16, 2017

Money in Place: Local Investing for a Healthy Environment and Vibrant Economy


  • Arjuna Capital
  • Taos, New Mexico
The Human Environment

Fall 2016

Launch of Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Challenge Campaign


  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
  • Washington, DC
The Human Environment

Dec 29, 2015 - Dec 30, 2015

Environmental Medicine Module for 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign


  • Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • International
The Human Environment

May 20, 2014 - May 22, 2014

Native-Anglo Land Trust Summit


  • The Center for Whole Communities
  • Pescadero, CA
The Human Environment

May 20, 2014 - May 21, 2014

Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council 2014 Annual Meeting


  • Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
  • Washington, DC
The Human Environment

May 1, 2013 - Jun 1, 2013

Launch of Biomimicry Institute Student Design Challenge Accelerator Program


  • Biomimicry 3.8 Institute
  • San Francisco, CA
The Human Environment

Winter 2012

Environmental Medicine Challenge Grant


  • Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Boston, MA
The Human Environment

Summer 2012

National Indigenous Farm Project


  • Future Farmers
  • California
The Human Environment

Winter 2011

Development of Social Media Network for Living Building Challenge


  • Living Futures Institute
  • Seattle, WA
The Human Environment

Winter 2011

Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa


  • National Geographic Society
  • Benin, West Africa
The Human Environment

Feb 3, 2011 - Feb 4, 2011

Slow Money Alliance National Leadership Formation


  • Slow Money
  • Berkeley, California
The Human Environment