Wednesday, May 19, 2010

National Preservation Month: Old is the New Green

Did you know that May is National Preservation Month?  The National Trust for Historic Preservation is sponsoring this campaign; their 2010 theme is "Old is the New Green."  From their website:

The theme for 2010’s National Preservation Month this May is Old is the New Green! We know that preservation is good for communities and good for the pocketbook, but in the face of our growing climate crisis, we can also say with confidence that preservation has a significant role to play in fostering development that is more environmentally and economically sustainable. By giving Preservation Month the theme of sustainability, we are hopeful communities and organizations across the country will help us spread the word that preservation is inherently green. When you reinvest in older and historic buildings, live in a historic home, or even become a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation or your local preservation organization, you support a more sustainable world. Spread the word this May – Old is the New Green!  

Lots of interesting articles, stories, and resources at the website.  Happy Preservation Month!

Matt Festa

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