To Behave or Not to Behave…

Featured in the January 2016 Issue of Gig Harbor Living Local Rethinking the way we inhabit (the short list.) By Brett Marlo DeSantis Recently George Washington University published a study on Nature and nurture: Human brains evolved to be more responsive to environmental influences. They are suggesting that the human brain is extensively shaped by […]

Hemp as Building Material, Part 2

Posted on Nov 27, 2015 in inspiring INvironmentalism

Hemp as Building Material Part 2 From doubting to touting By Brett Marlo DeSantis It is environmentally friendly, easy to use and long lasting. How does hemp become a real building material? In 1938, Popular Mechanics Magazine reported: From the farmer’s point of view, hemp is an easy crop to grow and will yield from […]

Are you certifiable?

Posted on Apr 25, 2015 in inspiring INvironmentalism

By Brett Marlo DeSantis It’s in our history and nature to award a decorative object as a sign of our success. Today, we give every child a ribbon because they gave it try. They practiced and participated. It’s showing up that takes the most effort, right? I’m currently a soccer mom, and I want a […]

Building trends on what resale depends

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 in inspiring INvironmentalism

Building trends on what resale depends By Brett Marlo DeSantis I love to keep you in the know so this month let’s talk about trends. I aim to enlighten in 650 words or less! The design build industry is taking hold of sustainability trends and employing them in a various ways. Let’s begin with the […]

SMART gadgets = SMARTer consumers

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 in inspiring INvironmentalism

SMART gadgets = SMARTer consumers By Brett Marlo DeSantis Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets, oh my! And smarter than ever, at least that’s what they have named them – SMART gadgets. You may ask (and I hope you do) if electronics are really smart. Do they show a quick-witted intelligence? In the tech world, SMART often refers […]

You are what you breathe.

Posted on Jan 4, 2012 in inspiring INvironmentalism

You are what you breathe. By Brett Marlo DeSantis Did you know that most of us are indoors ninety percent of our day? While we are inside we (or at least I) imagine what our world we be like without the repercussions of the industrial age–a world where humans live their lives aligned with nature. […]

Will you LABEL me please?

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 in inspiring INvironmentalism

Will you LABEL me please? By Brett Marlo DeSantis So by now you may have gathered that I am a bit “green.” I am actually OK with being labeled. I have an identity and defining characteristics. My label might read: sourced in the U.S.A…. re-use organs before recycling. While labeling a person is an extreme […]