Sorority alumae transform a former gas station into a green community center in Portland, OR.
In August 2011, the Portland alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. ("the Deltas"), a sorority founded by African American women in 1945, turned a former gas station into a hub for community services, nonprofit and event space, and urban agriculture.
Once designated as a brownfield (i.e. a site of environmental contamination), the new June Key Delta Community Center's green design includes sustainable building practices, such as stormwater capture and net-zero energy consumption.
Learn more about the facility's construction and their ongoing sustainability efforts here.
Image from www.key-delta-living-building.com.