Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

As many of you probably already know, today is Earth Day!  In honor of this day, we wanted to remind you how nonprofits can make a difference in helping the environment.

Just the other day, Public Architecture announced in a press release in the San Francisco Chronicle that it is launching a program called the Design for Reuse Knowledge Exchange.  The program is designed to promote the reuse of materials in design and construction.  The Exchange will act as a "living encyclopedia" of projects all over the world that involve reused materials. This figures to be an important project for our planet; the press release states that 30% of raw materials in the world go towards construction projects.  The Exchange is meant to set the world on a path of sustainable development which will help us limit our effects on the planet's natural resources.

If you want to read more about this project, check out the full press release in The San Francisco Chronicle.  You can also visit Public Architecture's website for even more information.

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