Our "Green" Office
The Gurney House Green Restoration Project
Marion, MA – October 2008
Green Building: The practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources – energy, water, and materials – while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment during the building’s lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal. – From Wikipedia.com To read a list of some of the key features that makes this project green, click here.
Greening the Office
Everyday Practices for a More Sustainable Office
Sustainability: In a broad sense, is the capacity to endure. In ecology, the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. For humans, it is the potential for long-term improvements in wellbeing, which in turn depend on the wellbeing of the natural world and the responsible use of natural resources.
In addition to living in a green building, we at the Marion Institute have implemented and continue to implement everyday practices that will make our office more sustainable. To review a partial list of practices that we hope can serve as a positive model for others, click here.
The Edible Garden
The Marion Institute is dedicated to sustainability and consuming locally. With the new opportunity to create a garden of our own, we have set off on a local and organic adventure to create healthy, tasty and beautiful edibles. To read more about our edible garden, click here.
We welcome all to come and visit our "green" office. We hope to see you soon!