“The results of deconstruction are less dumping in landfills, prevention of demolition by neglect, and healthier and safer neighborhoods. In the long term, we envision a citywide ordinance to deconstruct historic structures instead of demolishing them. This will significantly improve the environmental impact of the City of Savannah.” said Mae Bowley, Executive Director of Re:Purpose
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His company, RK Construction, operates in the site’s Star Laundry building and salvages materials so they can be repurposed for new projects.
The Sept. 14 event aims to support this cause, with a portion of vendor fees benefiting Emergent Structures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the sustainability of reclaimed materials.
“So it’s going straight back into the community itself,” Schwind said.
via Savannah Bazaar unites community, artists | savannahnow.com.
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