Leslie Hoffman — the President and Executive Director of Earth Pledge — has a background in green design. When she decided that her little house in Shelter Island, New York needed a renovation, she — along with her talented team led by architect Steve Hoffman — decided to go all out with the green features. In an effort to educate the community at large about green building she’s turned her personal renovation into the very public Gimme Shelter Project. From the ground up her super-eco state of the art home provides real life insight into what it takes to remake an old house into a green beauty.
At Earth Pledge Hoffman has proven to be one of the leading minds in the green world. In her tenure as green guru she’s pushed the cause for sustainable materials and architecture for over 15 years. It’s only fitting that she’d use her own home as a learning tool for the masses. Hoffman sees the Gimme Shelter Project as, “a living laboratory for green and sustainable lifestyle decisions.” She’s asked the community to get involved via her blog in the decision making and has brought together a talented team of green people to assist in the construction.