Thursday, December 27, 2007

Part 2 About Etopia Eco-Village

The Etopia Environental Eco-Village

And now for something complately innovative.

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Welcome to my Blog!

Greetings Everyone!

It seems that everywhere one turns these days, global environmental issues are being discussed. One wonders if the discussion will lead us to solve these challenges to all of us living here on spaceship Earth.

Over the past 30 years I have been involved in various aspects of sustainable development - even before the topic was coined. This includes environmental planing, solar home design and construction, solar hot water design and installation, biological wastewater treatment, alternative transportation education, and for the past 15 years sustainable neighborhood development using the cohousing model.

I have started this blog to provide a forum for discussion about what we can do to help re-direct our society to a more sustainable path so that our children's children will be assured of a high quality of life.

I look forward to hearing your comments and working together toward this end.

A Shining Example of Sustainable Development

Hello Again...

One of the way I will be helping to spread the word is to offer sustainable developoment examples that show us not only what is possible but what is actually being done. One of those is Oshara Village in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is now under construction. This unique New Urbanist development, which is the first of its kind in the United States to combine New Urbanism and Sustainability, will allow residents to drastically reduce their use of non-renewable resources and overall energy consumption.

Below is a 10 minute video describing The Oshara Model and how we can build and rebuild our cities and towns to be more sustainable while still being wonderful places to live. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think of this video and I am happy to pass along a copy if you have a group or an online place to show it.

Enjoy your day!