November 10th & 11th, 2012 – Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. attended the 2012 San Francisco Green Festival this past weekend at the Concourse Exhibition Center. The annual event, hosted by Global Exchange and Green America, is dedicated to sustainability, social justice, and ecological balance in U.S. cities including New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Hurricane’s booth was prime for foot traffic in the Conservation/Recycle section. A beautiful wall of Hurricane’s salvaged 100-year-old redwood lumber was constructed and displayed in the booth. “This weekend was very valuable for us in terms of networking, lead building, and of course, spreading awareness of the benefits of deconstruction,” said Hurricane’s Marketing Manager who spearheaded the event. “It’s an empowering experience when like-minded people with a shared passion for the environment are collaborating under one roof!”
This year, over 25,000 people attended. The Festival also featured engaging DIY demonstrations, provocative cinema, renowned keynote speakers, and non-stop “eco-edu-tainment”. Thematic pavilions and stages focused on green business, green building, renewable energy, fair trade, healthy lifestyle, sustainable home, organic gardening, do-it-yourself modern homesteading. Other features included a Green Kids Zone, Community Action Pavilion, Organic Cooking Stage, Organic Food Court and Organic Beer & Wine and Garden.
Did you know:
- Recycling one aluminum can saves an amount of energy equivalent to half that can filled with gasoline?
- Every Sunday, more than 500,000 trees are used to produce the 88% of newspapers that are never recycled?
- North Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour?
The local nonprofit group Sustainable Fairfax does! They are spreading the word of responsible consumerism when it comes to trash. And they are doing it by getting the public to ‘trash talk’ – like last week’s event: Trash Talk: Panel & Discussion.
Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. was there to support the movement and educate listeners about Deconstruction, the eco-friendly version of demolition, and the benefits of re-purposing materials. Not only do we practice zero-waste on our job sites but also in the office. Click here to learn more about our Sustainability practices or our Deconstruction service.
Attendees included Moderator Pam Hartwell-Herrero, Mayor of Fairfax, and Panelists Kim Scheibly, Outreach and Communications Coordinator for Marin Sanitary District; Andy Peri, Founding Member of Green Sangha and Rethink Plastics; Rebecca Burgess, Founder of the Fibershed and Author of Harvesting Color; Carrie Bachelder, Owner of The Away Station in Fairfax. The zero waste movement seeks to minimize the common, yet needless, practice of waste disposal in our dumps, landfills, and incinerators by changing the practices and policies of government, producers and individual households. Thanks to the collaboration of Sustainable Fairfax and the Marin Sanitation Service, the residents and businesses of Fairfax will reduce waste, reuse as much as possible, and recycle what’s left. Read more information about Sustainable Fairfax’s Zero Waste initiative.
- Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa
- Saulsalito, CA
- Removed and hauled kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures
- Gutted kitchen and surrounding rooms
- Gutted interior of mini cottage
- Removed and hauled tiling, fireplaces, and hearths
- Removed and hauled all electric and plumbing
- Demolished roof deck, concrete stairs, and patio
- Removed and hauled HVAC
Related Link: Level 3 Construction and Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa
- San Francisco, CA
- Gutted kitchen and linoleum
- Salvaged cabinets and appliances
- Gutted closet and plaster
- Stripped halls and ceilings
- Demolished, ceiling, rafters, insulation
- Protected deck during project
Related Link: Cameron C. Habel Construction
Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. switched to Marin Clean Energy Deep Green, a 100% renewable energy source in partnership with PG&E. We are honored to have the opportunity to help this initiative succeed in Marin County. It’s yet another way we can take charge of our impact, and be the difference we want to see in the world.
All Marin residents and businesses are applicable for either Deep Green or Light Green, 50% renewable energy. According to Marin Clean Energy, “Deep Green renewable energy is purchased entirely from non-polluting, renewable wind farms located in Washington State. It’s Green-e Energy certified so you know that Deep Green contains only new renewable resources that are independently verified.” Using 100% renewable energy is a step in the right direction to reduce global warming and severe pollution.
The additional cost of Deep Green 100% renewable energy is just a penny more per kilowatt-hour. Here in the office, we use an average of 350 KwH per month, which means we’re paying just $3.50 extra. How easy is that?!
Read more about Marin Clean Energy.
- San Francisco, CA
- Gutted kitchen, bathroom, and hall all to framing and sub-floor
- Removed ceiling
- Removed appliances, finishes, and fixtures
- Off hauled all construction debris
- EPA lead paint removal
- Removed garage lath and plaster
- Removed exterior wood framing and trim
Related Link: Mascheroni Construction
- San Rafael, CA
- Tree removal & work
- Fire clearance
- Poison Oak removal
- Removed carpet and hazardous materials
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