Go Green stamps unveiled at the Green Building (Courtesy USPS and Ted Wathen/Quadrant)
Go Green stamps unveiled at the Green Building (Courtesy USPS and Ted Wathen/Quadrant)
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So we’re not exactly sure how he does it, but Gill Holland has managed to keep his Green Building in the news ceaselessly over the past couple years. And now he’s upped the ante with the launch of the United States Postal Service’s Go Green 2011 collection of stamps to be unveiled today (Thursday) in front of the LEED Platinum structure (more info below). But that’s only half of it. The Green Building will also be featured locally on a cancellation postmark (just like the one above), designed by James Howell, a student at Sullivan Design School.

The unveiling ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 14 at 10:00am at The Green Building (702 East Market Street) where students from Lincoln Elementary will be honored for their artistic skills from a recently help Go Green coloring contest. While not listed as attending the event, Mayor Fischer has already proclaimed April 14 as “Go Green Louisville Day.”

The commemorative set of 16 stamps was designed by San Francisco-based Eli Noyes, brother of USPS art director Derry Noyes, to show the kid-friendly small steps everyone can take to improve the environment. (More info on the USA Philatelic’s “Beyond the Perf” web site.)

“We could have shown big concepts or broad-stroke initiatives, like wind power or solar power,” said William Gicker, creative director of Stamp Development, in a statement, “but we wanted to send the message that each one of us can take small, everyday steps to make our world a greener place.”

Check out a slideshow of all the Go Green stamps over here. If you would like to have your own Go Green stamps cancelled with the Green Building design, follow these instructions from the USPS:

Mail order requests for the special cancellation will be available for 30 days beginning April 14. Customers should allow at least a 2-inch by 4-inch space in the stamp area for the postmark and have postage applied to cards or letters before mailing them — inside another envelope — to the Post Office. Send mail order requests to: Postmaster, Green Building Station, 835 S. 7th St., Louisville, KY 40203.

Go Green 2011 stamps (Courtesy USPS)
Go Green 2011 stamps (Courtesy USPS)
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Branden Klayko

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Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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