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We extend our gratitude to the thousands of people who recognized the urgency of our work and supported Worldwatch in 2009 to help us reach decision makers and concerned citizens in over 100 countries.

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RELATED ARTICLE: Donor Profile: Vernon Swaback

Worldwatch supporter Vernon Swaback is responsible for the design and planning of a wide range of communities and facilities throughout the United States. Among his many achievements is the 20-year continuous plan for Kohler Village in Wisconsin, where natural and historic preservation are emphasized and the impact of design on community and economic growth is carefully and diligently considered.

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Vernon cites growing up in suburban Chicago as the first stimulus for his career in architecture and design. The mundane landscape prompted him to use his imagination, opening his mind to the wonders of nature. As a teenager, he honed his interest in planning and design while browsing the "magical" images in Architectural Forum Magazine.

Shortly after enrolling at the University of Illinois in 1956, Vernon met Frank Lloyd Wright, the innovative American architect who would become his lifelong mentor. Vernon soon became the architect's youngest apprentice in Phoenix, Arizona. A leader of the Prairie School movement, Wright formally introduced Vernon to "organic architecture," which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural environment through design that is integrated with the landscape. "Sustainable development requires viewing the environment as an equal partner in development, and not a competitor," says Vernon, who worked as Director of Planning for the Wright Organization for 22 years.

Guided by these same principles, Vernon founded Swaback Partners in 1978. The 40-person firm, in Scottsdale, Arizona, works on a variety of commercial and residential facilities. Its environmentally sensitive projects include a structure that connects Scottsdale's Chaparral Water Treatment Facility to an adjacent 29-acre park. The project uses shade and shadow as a design tool, integrating weathered, woven metal sculptures and artistic tensile canopies.

Vernon has used WorldWatch publications since the early 1980s and recently became a donor to help spread the Institute's message. He suggests that architects design around the localization of resources and calls for practical changes that would allow more than one generation to occupy the same residence. "Society needs to get past the idea that personal fortunes can be made at the expense of life. As long as our human values are in league with nature's lessons, all will go well."

RELATED ARTICLE: Donor Profile: Caroline Gabel

Caroline Gabel is President of the Shared Earth Foundation, a board member of Defenders of Wildlife, and a long-time WorldWatch supporter.

Raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, Caroline found "wild" places to play and bicycle and was an environmentalist from an early age--to her, an ideal childhood. Her eyes were opened when, in the late 1960s, her father took her on a horsepacking trip to Alberta's Jasper National Park. She smelled the pine-scented air, rode to glaciers not yet threatened by climate change, and vowed then to work for all wildlands and wildlife.

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In 1969, Caroline was fortunate to be hired by U.S. Representative John Blatnik (D-MN) just before he became Chair of the Public Works Committee and over saw the drafting of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972. "I didn't have a lot to do with the writing, but I lived it, loved it, and felt I was the luckiest person in Washington."

More recently, Caroline attended one of World-watch's conferences and was astounded by the extent of vision, the soundness of recommendations, and the articulateness of staff. "I wanted to be a part of this organization!" she recalls, adding that "the ability of this rather small institute to be a major influence on the world stage, with access to so many world leaders, is impressive. Your analysis of problems, and the solutions, is so clear amidst the blather of propaganda from those with deep interests in the status quo."
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