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Oakland celebrates Earth Day

This April 22nd marks the 51st Earth Day since the first one in 1970. In honor of this year’s Earth Day—and Earth Month—here are some activities you and your family can do to celebrate our planet.

A before and after of the Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, OR

Renovation, restoration, and reuse: A conversation with EcoBlock’s Larry Strain

Larry Strain, FAIA, LEED AP is a co-lead of EcoBlock’s Design/Construction team and principal at Siegel & Strain Architects, an award-winning architecture and planning firm in the East Bay. Larry has conducted industry-leading research on embodied carbon, which has helped establish methods and benchmarks for designing lower impact buildings. This month, we sat down with Larry to discuss his work on embodied carbon and the growing importance of adaptive reuse in the built environment.