One Green Home at a Time: Transforming Baltimore’s Oliver Neighborhood
Brown Bag Luncheon with David Borinsky and Earl Johnson of One Green Home at a Time Foundation
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 :: Noon – 1:00 PM
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation
@ the offices of SMG Architects
1016 Morton Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Please join us next Wednesday March 30th as David Borinsky and Earl Johnson discuss transforming the Oliver neighborhood through sustainable practices. In less than two years, One Green Home has rehabbed and sold more 21 homes in the neighborhood and helped transform formally vacant blocks. Join us as we learn about their experiences.
In a recent Baltimore Sun article, David had this to say: “In Oliver, the idea is simple. A neighborhood is more than just houses, so the nonprofit spreads its efforts not only coordinating rehabilitation of houses, but through other initiatives such as helping to create public green spaces and community gardens, offering on-the-job training for residents, and securing weatherization and lead-abatement benefits for current residents.” “Neighborhoods consist of people, so the focus should be on the people and not on the bricks and sticks,” Borinsky said. “Our mission is to build houses, but to also connect that with people’s lives.”
Our Brown Bag series is a free, informal, occasional series of talks that take place outside of our Spring and Fall Lecture Series.