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The Sum of It - August edition
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Well-being in the workplace

What's on our minds in August... 


Happy minds + healthy workers


This month, we took a look at the myriad ways you can boost well-being at the workplace, including:
  • Choosing the best plants for your office
  • Healthy snack ideas
  • The great desk debate: sit or stand?
  • Aromatherapy to focus or de-stress
  • Adapting for natural light and AC
We found so much interesting stuff, we couldn't fit it all in one email! Check out our guide to creating a healthier and more productive office here on our blog.


Brooklyn Made Awards


Is your business proudly BKLYN? Now’s the time to enter the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s third annual “Brooklyn Made” Awards on Oct. 28, honoring all businesses with products made in Brooklyn, using Brooklyn materials, by Brooklynites.

Applications are being accepted until Oct. 2 in the categories of food, beverage, design, apparel, technology, and minority and/or women-owned businesses. To qualify, you must hold a Brooklyn-Made Certification by the chamber.

Going Green in 2015

FlowerBox Wall Gardens

Green without the green thumb


Love plants in the office, but worried about keeping everything alive? FlowerBox Wall Gardens might be your answer. These stunning preserved wall gardens are light-free, soil-free, and water-free. In short, all of the productivity benefits, none of the maintenance.
Birdie NYC

Take the BYO Pledge with Birdie


GreeNYC has launched a new program (and adorable mascot) to reduce waste by encouraging residents to bring reusable bags, bottles, and mugs wherever they go. Sign the BYO Pledge today and you’ll get a free water bottle or mug with Birdie on it. How can you say no to that face?

Adding it all up...


"You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective."
            —W. Clement Stone

Better yet, create the environment that will best develop you! Adapt the space around you with the tools and elements you need to maintain well-being, stay productive, and accomplish your goals. 

Sum Dates to Remember


Aug 21-23 
Afropunk Festival featuring Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill 

Aug 24-30
LOL at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival 

Aug 30-Sep 7
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit 

Aug 31-Sep 13
Cheer on Serena Williams to a Grand Slam at the U.S. Open

Until Sep 7
Last chance to see the Met’s “China Through the Looking Glass

Sep 10-Oct 10
Barnaby Furnas opens “First Morning” at Marianne Boesky Gallery

Until Sep 30
Interactive Lego art with Olafur Eliasson’s “The Collectivity Project” at the High Line 

Sum Stuff for your Radar




Peeled Snacks


What it is: Farm-to-snack treats made with sustainably grown fruits, nuts, and veggies

Why we like it:
No other Brooklyn-based B Corp has ever tasted so delicious!



 

A Map of the World


What it is: Cartography meets storytelling as told through the world’s best illustrators

Why we like it: Because there's more to life than Google Maps
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