Speak Up On Going Green

Posted on: November 6th, 2008 by Jason Clement 3 Comments

Speak Up: Sustainability and historic preservation go hand in hand because __________ .

From changing the way they get around (Prius, anyone?) to changing the way they shop (do you have your reusable grocery bag yet?), people are going green everywhere you look. It should therefore come as no surprise that a movement so ubiquitous is increasingly infiltrating our field.

This week, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Friends of the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology are convening 30 leaders in the historic preservation and sustainability fields at the Rockefeller Brothers Pocantcio Center in Tarrytown, NY, to discuss the three-way intersection of sustainable practices, historic preservation and public policy.  

Dubbed Sustainability & Historic Preservation: Making Policy, the overall goal of this meeting of the minds is to develop the core elements of a Sustainability and Preservation Charter. In acknowledging the inherent contributions of preservation to sustainability, this charter will call for the integration of sustainability principles into preservation policy and practice in such a way that is consistent with the values of our movement to protect and restore. 

So, while the thought leaders and subject matter experts discuss the details and policy nuances, we want to hear from you: Sustainability and historic preservation go hand in hand because...

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Jason Clement

Jason Clement

Jason Lloyd Clement is the director of community outreach at the National Trust, which is really just a fancy way of saying he’s a professional place lover. For him, any day that involves a bike, a camera, and a gritty historic neighborhood is basically the best day ever.


3 Responses

  1. EvartsEmpire

    November 6, 2008

    Preservation is sustainable because it’s the ultimate form of recycling.

  2. Matt Obrakta

    November 6, 2008

    That is crazy. I was just thinking about this very thing last night for a project. Good to know that it is already being considered – making researching a whole lot easier.

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