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About Laura Taglianetti

Laura Taglianetti, Associate AIA and LEED AP, oversees Centerbrook’s recycling effort. She earned her Masters of Architecture from Norwich University of Vermont and also studied in Copenhagen at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad. She is the 2010 recipient of the Centerbrook Travel Grant and plays the violin in the local Community Music School Orchestra.

Office Recycling in Aught-5 and Today

Centerbrook's Recycling Center

Five years ago, when I started at Centerbrook, the office was following standard recycling procedures – separate bins scattered about for paper, glass, and bottles – with a few creative twists.

The Treasure Chest

For example, we could deposit into “The Treasure Chest” items that we no longer wanted but still had some life in them – you know,  the “My trash, Your treasure” syndrome.  The jade plant on my desk is growing happily in a flower pot that I rescued from oblivion.

Then, we launched an office design competition to make light fixtures out of unwanted CDs (Orleans, Debbie Boone, Pat Boone, Air Supply, Insane Clown Posse, etc.).  We also hosted the annual St. Tyron festival, where ties, jewelry, and scarves were swapped, or simply scarfed up.  Clothes do come back in style, after all, eventually, they say. Continue reading Office Recycling in Aught-5 and Today