Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Green Project

No matter where I live, Louisiana will always be home. I remember spending many weekends of my youth in New Orleans eating in the French Quarter, hanging out on Magazine Street and seeing the sights and sounds of the city. My favorite part of New Orleans has always been the architecture. Not surprisingly, I find myself mixing pieces of Louisiana architectural salvage into my own home. The Green Project has just made that easier and even more eco-friendly!

From their website:
The Green Project operates a warehouse store that resells high-quality, salvaged building materials at low cost to the community. The store is dedicated to helping the environment by reducing the amount of usable materials placed in landfills or disposed of improperly. You may bring reusable building materials to our warehouse store, or we can pick them up for a small fee.

The Green Project also supports others who salvage or deconstruct damaged or collapsed buildings by hand, in a way that saves between 45 and 70 percent of the materials. This preserves New Orleans' unique architectural history and benefits New Orleans' residents by returning their ruined building materials to use elsewhere in the city.
Next time you're in the market for building materials, consider shopping somewhere like The Green Project or Habitat's ReStore.

3 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

I would love to have a place like that to shop. How beautiful those fireplace mantels are!!

Meg said...

This is a great resource, thanks for the link! Hope you're having a great summer!

Jessica said...

We have a place like that here called Buffalo ReUse. Many of my home project materials and refinished furniture comes from there!

www.buffaloreuse.org