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From the desk of Drew Lavine.

This short piece is an important reminder that while our ecological mission is important we need to simultaneously remain aware and connected to broader social issues as well.  We all know the triple bottom line but what this author is suggesting is that our best efforts with regard to sustainable design can and are being undermined by crumbling social conditions.

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From the desk of Drew Lavine

When Beth Terry saw a photo of an albatross with a rib cage full of trash, she decided to give up plastic. Today, Terry might just be the world’s foremost expert on how to live without the stuff. And that’s no easy task. Think about all the nooks and crannies of our lives that plastic has made its way into: food packaging, clothing, the protective box your favorite gadgets come in, even facial scrubs. And while there are all kinds of reasons to hate plastic, for Beth Terry, it’s an issue of justice. “The more I learn about plastic, the more I realize that it’s those most vulnerable on the planet — whether it’s animals or babies or poor people — who are affected the most,” she says.

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From the desk of Alex Vondeling

Check out the NYTimes article about the rebirth of the ipe wood from Coney Island’s boardwalk. Berks County Community Foundation Headquarters in Reading PA was ahead of the trend when it scored some of the reclaimed wood in 2009 for its grand staircase.  Looks like it’s also been installed in the new Barnes Foundation Museum. Click on the Image to read the article.

From the desk of Neil Young

“Houzz is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device”.

Re:Vision has a page on Houzz where we post our residential projects. This site provides us with the opportunity to not only share our projects, but also to share ideas.

Visit Re:Vision’s Houzz profile and share your thoughts.