The story of one woman's effort to save the world, one green building at a time.
See the introduction to see what this is really all about.
And please feel free to join in and let me know what you think!!
23 July 2008
Well, Gentle Readers, it turns out that one of unanticipated benefits of using stucco and getting covered in it on a regular basis is that when you take a shower, you already have your exfoliant pre-applied!!
In June 2007, I was living in a small house with 3 men and 4 dogs. I'm an international environmental consultant, bouncing around the world helping figure out ways for humans to reduce our negative impacts on the planet. This project emerged out of a need for a place to work, the desire to build something I wanted and to learn what all this "green technology" is really all about. Sure, I've got a PhD and can tell you the socio-economic impacts of transboundary integrated water resource management, but if I'm going to work at home, while home, I need a space. And if I am going to have a space it may as well be a green learning experience too! Almost a year later, it's been a learning experience and then some. But I'm making progress, and I'm having fun.
The funny thing is, the last thing I build before I tackled this office was bookshelves, 2o years ago. They are still standing. Sort of.
Welcome to my blog and all encouragement, comments, and inspiration is appreciated. If you want to laugh at me, that's okay too. I keep the guys at Lowe's in stitches!!