Preservation

Design Tool: 2030 Palette

Architecture 2030 is a team of non-profit crusaders that want to radically transform the way that structures are built and how they interact with the environment. The 2030 Challenge is much like the EPA’s very successful CFC reduction program that let the Ozone Hole repair itself. Instead of CFCs, this challenge is to phase out the use of fossil fuels in buildings by the year 2030.

Not to leave everyone hanging wondering how to accomplish this goal; they are developing a great free resource of information on how to build carbon neutral and resilient structures and plan resilient communities which is called the 2030 Palette. The website is complete with pictures, descriptions and rules of thumb for many concepts vital to low impact built environments. Check out this fantastic tool for Architects, Engineers, Owners and people who want to learn more about how our buildings interact with the environment.

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Archangel Ancient Tree Archive

Imagine if the great trees of the East Coast had not been completely cut down in the name of profit and westward expansion? What if there were trees over one thousand years old all around us? What if we could help reverse what has happened to our great forests?

Archangel Ancient Tree Archive‘s mission is to preserve what’s left of the world’s ancient forests by planting baby versions of the remaining magnificent trees all around the world. These trees are the most resilient living things on the planet, so they will help to reverse deforestation at the same.

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