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-> GSBN: Unlikely award for SB construction!
     by Paul Lacinski paul@...


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Date: 9 Oct 2003 16:51:32 -0500
From: Paul Lacinski paul@...
Subject: GSBN: Unlikely award for SB construction!


BILLINGS, Mont., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Young, 42, of Bozeman, 
Mont., walked into Underriner Motors yesterday and drove out with a 
free Volvo car. Every three years for the rest of his life, he'll do 
the exact same thing.

Earlier this year, celebrities -- including Hank Aaron, Paul Newman 
and Caroline Kennedy -- named Young "America's Greatest Hometown 
Hero" in the first Volvo for Life Awards, the nation's largest annual 
search for and celebration of hometown heroes.

Young, executive director of Red Feather Development Group ( 
<http://www.redfeather.org>www.redfeather.org ), was recognized for 
helping American Indians build housing out of a sustainable resource: 
straw bales.

"Robert's efforts toward bringing hope and housing to American 
Indians is truly extraordinary," said Vic Doolan, president and chief 
executive officer for Volvo Cars of North America. "His work 
personifies the conscience, care and character the Volvo for Life 
Awards celebrates. We congratulate him on this recognition."

Introduced in December 2002 by Volvo Cars of North America, the Volvo 
for Life Awards asks people to nominate a local hero they know at 
<http://www.volvoforlifeawards.com>www.volvoforlifeawards.com . In 
its first year, more than 2,000 hero nominations were submitted. At a 
New York awards ceremony in April -- judges Aaron, Newman, Kennedy, 
Bill Bradley, Jane Goodall, Maya Lin, Sally Ride and Eunice Kennedy 
Shriver -- named Young the top hero. Volvo provided him $60,000 in 
grants, and a Volvo every three years for the rest of his life.

Young chose a 2004 Volvo XC90 SUV as his first vehicle. In October 
2006, he'll turn in the car for another free Volvo.

"It's incredible to be honored by Volvo with such an award," Young 
added. "This program can have a lifelong impact on people, and I'm 
delighted that my involvement with the Volvo for Life Awards will 
continue."

Nominations for the second annual Volvo for Life Awards are now being 
accepted through Jan. 16, 2004, at www.volvoforlifeawards.com . Young 
will join Aaron, Bradley, Kennedy, Lin, Newman, Ride and Shriver to 
select the next program winner, who will be chosen in April 2004 and 
also presented with a Volvo car for life. For more information, visit 
www.volvoforlifeawards.com . A Spanish version of this site can also 
be accessed at this address.

About Robert Young

Young's Red Feather Development Group is dedicated to helping 
hundreds of thousands of Native Americans experiencing a housing 
crisis. Of the two million Native Americans living on reservations, 
more than 300,000 are homeless. Thousands more live in 
life-threatening, substandard conditions.

Many more live together -- in groups of up to 20 people in some cases 
- -- in dilapidated shacks and uninsulated trailers. And, every winter, 
native elders freeze to death in their homes. Young and his 
volunteers teach reservation residents how to build homes out of a 
sustainable, abundant resource: straw bales.

Young has partnered with the University of Washington and Penn State 
University to design a straw bale model that is three times more 
energy- efficient than a typical home. With Young's help, some 
families save enough in monthly heating costs alone to pay the 
majority of a home mortgage. More importantly, they are finding a 
lasting solution to a problem that has plagued their communities for 
decades.

Young is a native of Seattle, where he founded Red Feather 
Development Group. He moved his offices to Bozeman in May 2003.



Source: Volvo Cars of North America

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Paul Lacinski
GreenSpace Collaborative
Sidehill Farm
PO Box 107
463 Main St
Ashfield, MA 01330  USA
01-413-628-3800


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<div align="center">BILLINGS, Mont., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert
Young, 42, of Bozeman, Mont., walked into Underriner Motors yesterday
and drove out with a free Volvo car. Every three years for the rest of
his life, he'll do the exact same thing.
<div align="center"> 
<div align="center">Earlier this year, celebrities -- including Hank
Aaron, Paul Newman and Caroline Kennedy -- named Young "America's
Greatest Hometown Hero" in the first Volvo for Life Awards, the
nation's largest annual search for and celebration of hometown
heroes. 

<div align="center">Young, executive director of Red Feather
Development Group ( <a
href="http://www.redfeather.org";>www.redfeather.org</a> ), was
recognized for helping American Indians build housing out of a
sustainable resource: straw bales. 

<div align="center">"Robert's efforts toward bringing hope and
housing to American Indians is truly extraordinary," said Vic
Doolan, president and chief executive officer for Volvo Cars of North
America. "His work personifies the conscience, care and character
the Volvo for Life Awards celebrates. We congratulate him on this
recognition." 

<div align="center">Introduced in December 2002 by Volvo Cars of North
America, the Volvo for Life Awards asks people to nominate a local
hero they know at <a
href="http://www.volvoforlifeawards.com";>www.volvoforlifeawards.com</a
> . In its first year, more than 2,000 hero nominations were
submitted. At a New York awards ceremony in April -- judges Aaron,
Newman, Kennedy, Bill Bradley, Jane Goodall, Maya Lin, Sally Ride and
Eunice Kennedy Shriver -- named Young the top hero. Volvo provided him
$60,000 in grants, and a Volvo every three years for the rest of his
life. 

<div align="center">Young chose a 2004 Volvo XC90 SUV as his first
vehicle. In October 2006, he'll turn in the car for another free
Volvo. 

<div align="center">"It's incredible to be honored by Volvo with
such an award," Young added. "This program can have a
lifelong impact on people, and I'm delighted that my involvement with
the Volvo for Life Awards will continue." 

<div align="center">Nominations for the second annual Volvo for Life
Awards are now being accepted through Jan. 16, 2004, at
www.volvoforlifeawards.com . Young will join Aaron, Bradley, Kennedy,
Lin, Newman, Ride and Shriver to select the next program winner, who
will be chosen in April 2004 and also presented with a Volvo car for
life. For more information, visit www.volvoforlifeawards.com . A
Spanish version of this site can also be accessed at this address. 

<div align="center">About Robert Young 

<div align="center">Young's Red Feather Development Group is dedicated
to helping hundreds of thousands of Native Americans experiencing a
housing crisis. Of the two million Native Americans living on
reservations, more than 300,000 are homeless. Thousands more live in
life-threatening, substandard conditions. 

<div align="center">Many more live together -- in groups of up to 20
people in some cases -- in dilapidated shacks and uninsulated
trailers. And, every winter, native elders freeze to death in their
homes. Young and his volunteers teach reservation residents how to
build homes out of a sustainable, abundant resource: straw bales. 

<div align="center">Young has partnered with the University of
Washington and Penn State University to design a straw bale model that
is three times more energy- efficient than a typical home. With
Young's help, some families save enough in monthly heating costs alone
to pay the majority of a home mortgage. More importantly, they are
finding a lasting solution to a problem that has plagued their
communities for decades. 

<div align="center">Young is a native of Seattle, where he founded Red
Feather Development Group. He moved his offices to Bozeman in May
2003. 

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<div align="center">Source: Volvo Cars of North America
 
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Paul Lacinski 
GreenSpace Collaborative 
Sidehill Farm 
PO Box 107 
463 Main St 
Ashfield, MA 01330  USA 
01-413-628-3800
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