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September 28, 2010
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September 28, 2010
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This Institute (IBE) has an extraordinarily important role to play in educating the public about the critical role that buildings have in human health. IBE is the only place I know of where all the information concerning creating health supporting buildings is collected for the public. I became concerned about the indoor environment in 1987 when both wife and I were made environmentally ill by our home and work environments. I found out about IBE in 1988 through a magazine ad. IBE was the answer to my prayers. The Institute provided the information I need to realize that our home was poisoning us with electromagnetic radiation and with chemicals from defective building materials. And it provided the information needed to correct the problems. My life would not be the same without IBE.

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I became concerned about the indoor environment in 1987 when both wife and I were made environmentally ill by our home and work environments. I found out about IBE in 1988 through a magazine ad. IBE was the answer to my prayers. The Institute provided

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more funding so the more of the public could be educated.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

IBE give everyone involve the chance to change the world one building at a time

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

highly motivated people concerned about others and the planet and willing to do the work required to increase recognition of the Institute's role in educating the public.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Deeply affect the way buildings are constructed so that they are more health- supporting. Significantly affect the way products are built so the the materials used and the effects produced are biologically compatible with people.

Ways to make it better...

Ther could be no better experience

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Acquiring funding to increase outreach to the public and to increase involvement with standard setting bodies that can affect the way we construct our buildings

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 22, 2010

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September 22, 2010

Volunteer position with the institute to to help oversee the on-line courses & in-person seminars. I help with editing, proof reading & course content. I also am part of a committee to plan future seminars for graduated & returning consultants so they can re-certify their standings with the institute. The main goal of the institute is to educate the public on the health impact o the built environment & what to do about it.

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I have attended 3 seminars in various locations. all the instructors were knowledgeable in there professions & instruct on their topics. The course material helps to keep the information in with you after the hands on experience.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Donations, donations, donations... The institute does wonderful things & the volunteers are wonderful, but it still takes money to keep the institute going & be able to put on the different seminars & conferences.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have met many wonderful people & shared lots of information on building ecology related topics. That I find is the most valuable part of this organization, sharing the experience. Then we become a larger extended family because of it.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very knowledgeable. Kind & caring. Also dedicated to there profession & cause!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Really & truly help to change the built environment as we know it. People are getting sick & the doctors can't figure out why. But building biologists have inside on what might be causing the condition. Clean up the home & get healthy.

Ways to make it better...

We need more volunteers. Its a lot of work for a few to do. So volunteer today & change peoples lives.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Logistics. It has become a virtual world. Some material can be learned online, but some material needs to be taught in person. coordinating the seminars is one of the biggest challenges.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I respect the dedication & hard work that has kept the institute going for 20 years. I personally want to thank the ZieHe's for starting this dream & keeping it going through the years. Without them I would not be apart of this.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 15, 2010

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September 15, 2010

Bau-Biology is about the study of healthy buildings and about the relationship between our bodies and our built environment. Coming over from Germany over 20 years ago, translated as “Building Biology”, this non-profit organization is dedicated to educating and informing those searching for healthy living practices. The Institute trains and certifies Bau-Biologie Environmental Consultants to practice the 25 Principles of healthy living spaces, which include indoor air quality, electro-magnetic fields, healthy building materials and furnishings in a holistic view with Mother Nature as the ultimate guide. When I found Bau-Biology I knew I had discovered an organization with the broadest perspective yet on sustainable healthy environmental living practices, not just what is ‘green’ but what is HEALTHY for human bodies AND the planet. After completing the certification program, I became one of the many Building Biologists across the continent performing assessments of homes and work places, using advanced meters and measuring equipment. We are not just talking about what is green and healthy, we are revealing actual health hazards and exposures in specific living spaces, making the invisible visible. With this valuable information people have choices. This non-profit organization is uniquely poised to assist and educate the public, provide in-depth training for aligned professional fields, and assist health care practitioners by doing ‘the house calls’ to find sources of potential health hazards and reduce exposures to adults and especially to children. I highly recommend the educational coursework, online classes, and many dedicated professional Building Biologists in the field, all working toward empowering the general public with knowledge to improve our buildings, our homes, our communities and our health.

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the relief experienced by people after learning about the many little-known health hazards in their homes, and, as they make healthier choices, I’ve heard the reports that they ‘feel better’ and are beginning to relax, rest, breathe, sleep and heal.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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September 15, 2010

I came to the Institute of Bau Biologie back in the early days of its existence, having met and been taught by the founder. As a student of Feng Shui, I received invaluable information regarding keeping our homes and buildings green and ecologically sound. I received certification in a home study course and became an Environmentally Aware Feng Shui Practitioner. As a result, I have been able to assist and educate others to keep their homes green and safe healthwise. The information and work of the Institute of Bau Biologie is invaluable, increasing awareness and understanding.

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Helping my own clients to become educated and enhanced.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 15, 2010

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September 15, 2010

To all, IBE has been a significant influence in my life in the last few years. I am a Naturopathic Doctor from Ontario, Canada and am now living and practicing with my family in Seattle, Washington. I began my association with IBE as a student in 2007 and attained my BBEC certification in 2008. I then joined the Board and served for approximately one and a half years. IBE is an exceptional learning institute with exceptional people associated with it. I cannot recommend it more highly! Caroline Bearss ND BBEC

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Fantastic student learning/training; exciting and informative annual conference; board member interaction.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 15, 2010
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September 15, 2010
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I was very pleased with the curriculum, and teachers I had for the courses. I learned a lot and have used my new knowledge to help others and also earn income.

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My increase in knowledge has directly affected my life as I have incorporated it and has been a health benefit.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 14, 2010

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September 14, 2010

IBE's mission is so vital that it's the only motivation I needed from Day One to fully embrace IBE's vision. With the world's attention turning (yet not nearly fully turned) to sustaining and healing our global environment, IBE stands alone in teaching both the public and working professionals to examine the indoor environment's potentially virulent impact on human health and wellness. Bravo, IBE! The countless people you educate and guide are the white knights of our children's future.

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The most immediate proof of IBE's invaluable mission is its mighty core of enthusiastic and passionate volunteers!

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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