A Mom’s Ecological Wisdom

Posted May 07, 2011

“Turn Out the Lights” A story dedicated to all Moms who somehow knew the true ecological cost of our decisions. By Kevin Stack Everyone’s Mom is special but I would like to tell you a story about my special Mom and how her gentle words taught me the ecological value of our everyday decisions. I […]

Deconstruction Economy

Posted November 11, 2009

Above:  Some of the 12,100 pounds (22,000 board feet) of lumber deconstructed from 319 Marcellus Street. Current thinking and policy in Central NY, as in most communities around the United States, is to demolish abandoned, deteriorating homes as a form of economic & community development. These homes draw crime, devalue neighborhoods, and develop into safety […]

Deconstruction Proof of Concept

Posted June 22, 2009

Deconstruction White Paper Slowly-fading human infrastructure are key elements of natural systems. Our abandoned ecosystem of homes is no different, functionally, than Earth’s standing forests, buried oil, ore & metal resources, its stocks of gravel and aggregate reserves.   These buildings, are literally Home Depot, simultaneously forest & lumberyard, oil well & refinery, stone quarry & […]