Samsel Architects is proud to announce our recent sponsorship of Green Opportunities (GO). GO is a local not-for-profit organization that helps youth and adults living in poverty find and keep jobs that support their families and improve community and environmental health. We share in GO's vision of building stronger neighborhoods, protecting our environment and working towards equality for all. To find out more about the great work GO is doing in Asheville, click here.

Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, recently wrote a powerful essay entitled “The Responsible Economy.” He notes that unless attitudes change, our ‘cheap and disposable’ economy is destined to send us into crisis. Chouinard notes that people are more often looked upon as consumers not citizens. Chouinard argues for a responsible economy, one that is focused on sustainability and simplicity. He is not only challenging other companies, but also his own to take the lead in changing attitudes and confronting the real challenges that we face as a global economic community. The core values of Patagonia that Chouinard outlines very much