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Eco News Roundup: Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth

  • How have attitudes and best practices in the built environment translated to a better understanding of sustainability? This first article shows examples of living better harmony with our surrounding environment.

Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth

Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth

Sustainable living has gone mainstream. Whether they live in a LEED-certified vacation development in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon or a quaint New England town with a goal of reducing carbon emissions, Americans celebrated Earth Day this year finding ways to better exist in harmony with the environment and their local communities. (Photo: Gary Hall Photography)
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  • Next we look at how community partnerships: Kessler Homes is the exclusive builder for the Southern Oaks community near Tallahassee, Florida. A new partnership with Leon Trees is shaping the future development of the community in many positive ways.

Eco News Roundup: Communities around the country find ways to care for Earth

Kessler partners with Leon Trees for green efforts

Kessler Construction, an award-winning custom homebuilder in Tallahassee, is making a positive environmental mark through their Earth Day and National Arbor Day efforts in partnership with Leon Trees and the Florida State University Environmental Service Program.

“When we decided to partner with Leon Trees we did not realize the huge impact it would have on the development of the Southern Oaks Community,” said President of Kessler Construction, Mark Kessler. “We are building smart, green, sustainable homes and Leon Trees helped us to expand our vision of sustainability beyond building materials,” Mark added.¬†(Photo: Provided by Kessler)
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