“Historic Homes are Green Homes” Program Made Possible by SFCU

Join the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) and Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center for a special Earth Day program being sponsored by SFCU. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. on April 22, the interactive presentation “Historic Homes are Green Homes” will be given by Andrew Roblee of Roblee Historic Preservation, LLC.

Visitors will learn how to reduce the amount of construction and demolition waste in the nation’s landfills through preservation or reuse of building materials. Roblee will speak in layman’s terms on the reduction in CO2 levels and energy efficiency from the reuse of materials over that of new, “energy efficient” alternatives.

“We’re extremely thrilled to be hosting this program in collaboration with our friends at Rogers Center,” said Jessica Moquin, CCHS executive director. “Thanks to the generosity of SFCU, we are able to encourage historic preservation and environmental conservation. It’s pretty inspiring to know that efficient materials management and curated cultural stewardship can work hand-in-hand together!”

Before receiving his master’s degree at Cornell University, Roblee worked for a decade in the construction trades, which enhances and complements his understanding of historic preservation. A founding partner of the Circulatory Reuse Zero Waste Deconstruction (CROWD) Group, Roblee is also the president of the Preservation Association of Central New York.

“Historic Homes are Green Homes” will be held in the historic “Stone House,” part of the Rogers Center property located at 2722 state route 80, and refreshments will be served. Program admission is a free-will donation left up to each visitor’s discretion.

First established in 1939, CCHS is the primary organization dedicated to actively and comprehensively preserving the history of Chenango County. The area’s premier heritage museum, the organization celebrates local culture – unique traditions, noteworthy residents, and unusual stories of the region. CCHS programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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