This guy is actually a bench, but you’d never know it from that expression, would you? He’s more than one thing – multipurposed – which is an excellent way to be green. You can sit on him (well, not his head, that would be rude) in the Charlevoix Public Library garden.

And this lovely space – part of the library proper – was once a school building; this was the gym. Note the high ceiling, the windows. . . .Rather than tear it down, they repurposed it, too. And its new purpose is much like the old: to inform, educate, and enlighten.