For the past five years, I have been involved in a number of local and national environmental initiatives, and the majority of my work centers around bridging the gap between green building advocates and historic preservationists.
Through educational programming and various forms of outreach, I have also worked to expand preservation and sustainable practices to underserved communities, Latino communities, and younger communities to broaden the base of advocates. Once people learn about the history of where they live and what it took to build these places, everyday interactions with the built environment become that much more interesting. Historical and material knowledge gives multi-generational Chicagoans as well as recent immigrants a sense of place, context, and empowerment. It’s pretty amazing stuff.
In short, my goal is to make the rest of the world completely fall in love with, and become stewards of, vintage architecture, intangible histories, and sustainable places. How else would I want to spend my time?
to make the rest of the world completely fall in love with, and become stewards of, vintage architecture, intangible histories, and sustainable places.
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