Sunday, July 23, 2006


Free film showing on hybrid home construction, 8/2 and 8/16

Join the Lansing Post-Petroleum Planning Project for a FREE two-part showing of
"Building with Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home."

The 2 h, 42 min film will be shown over two evenings Wednesdays Aug. 2 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at EVERYBODY READS bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing (next to Gone Wired Cafe).

Everyone is welcome.

Here is information about the teaching film from the producer's website:

Building With
Learn About Straw Bale Home Construction, Solar House Design,
and Green Building With Our How-To DVD Video, Books, and Website

Building With Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home Is The Award- Winning DVD Video On How To Build Beautiful and Energy-Efficient Solar-Powered Straw Bale Homes With Straw Bale, Adobe, Mud, Cob, and Other Natural Materials. Every step, from breaking ground to the final coat of earth plaster, is beautifully presented and easy to understand.

Building an energy-efficient solar home requires more than just using straw bale walls. Every element of the design can have a positive effect on reducing or eliminating your energy bills. Energy-efficiency and beautiful aesthetics can both come from the same materials. This web site shows how green building techniques can make both large and small buildings dramatically more energy efficient.

Our Building With Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home DVD video follows the construction of one straw bale solar house, from start to finish. This DVD video will educate you on how both materials and the design of the building will determine its energy efficiency, visual appeal, and construction cost.

Your host: The Lansing Post-Petroleum Planning Project (LP4) is a local group made up of people concerned with helping the Greater Lansing area create a plan to thrive in the very challenging years that are coming up, as the world supply of cheap energy begins to diminish and the need for drastic reductions in overall fossil-fuel usage further limit our options.

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Previous films shown in this summer sustainability stories series:

June 21 THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream

July 5 THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil


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