Mon 20 Sep, 2010
Tags: Deconstruction, Recycling
While planning this project with the architects, we wanted to make sure that much of the materials we were going to heap on to the earth would not go to landfills. We wanted to sell, donate or reuse much of the wood, windows and brick. In keeping with this line of thinking, we budgeted time and expense for work crews to come in and clean mortar off the bricks that were once the walls of the monastery.
It is long and tedious work, but they have saved tons of rubbish by adding nothing to the earth.
We chose to do this because of our stewardship practices and our commitment to re-greening the earth. In Mahatma Gandhi’s words, we know that we must “be the change [we] wish to see in the world.”
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