So, alas, I’ve been neglectful. Full disclosure: I’ve been having an affair with another website that I’m helping to put together called BuildingRevival.com. And it’s gonna be brilliant. But we could use your help. And don’t check out the site yet because it’s not ready to blow your mind for just a little while longer.
Since the beginning of Greenpreservationist.org, I’ve been whining about the stigma that preservationists endure, and worse, how we often encourage it. So, instead of only whining (which, rest assured, I still plan to do on occasion), I thought it would be a good idea to help launch another site that encourages that lost demographic of 20- to 40-somethings to love their vintage homes—big or small, historic or just kinda older—and celebrate their awesomeness in a variety of ways. You know, make it about enjoying the space vs. fighting for or against it in some Kramer vs. Kramer dance-off.
So, in the spirit of community and fun, I’m looking for submissions and pictures we can put up on the site. Specifically, we’re looking for:
• Really amazingly beautiful pictures of barns
• Really bad additions/bad attempts at restoring homes (think: Preservation Fail)
We’d like to be able to credit the pictures that are going up, so if you have any of these to contribute, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know who took the pic and where it is.
In terms of environmental and preservation issues, I’m still cranking away and working on some new initiatives with the U.S. EPA (beyond just region 5 now, woot!) as well as some great local educational programming for homeowners, and even spinning some ideas with Sears. I’ll keep y’all posted and really, really want input and ideas on how to improve on a variety of projects that are spinning, so any and all comments are so, so welcome. Carla2011: More listeny, less talky.
Mwah! Happy new year!