Sustainable Building is green-hot! Watch a sampling of green building practices that can be used in commercial building projects at no additional cost over standard design. For everyday home and garden, learn about composting, organic gardening, eco cleaning agents, and various types of building design and construction, from straw bale, adobe, FSB lumber and recycled or salvaged materials. Want to get hands on? Discover straw bale building volunteer opportunities. Get technical, get hands on, get creative, and save resources!
Architecture to Zucchini: The people, companies and organizations pioneering sustainability (23 min)
We will showcase the sustainable building practices of Barrs & Genauer construction (home building and remodeling) and Norm Thompson (retail cataloger).
BUILDING ONE HOUSE (5 min)
A PSA narrated by Robert Redford about the Red Feather Development Group who educates and empowers American Indian nations to create sustainable solutions to the severe housing crisis within reservation communities. They teach affordable, replicable and sustainable approaches to home construction, organizes volunteers and builds desperately needed homes.
GOINGGREEN: Every Home an Eco-Home (25 min)
Using humor and down-to-earth examples, GOINGGREEN tours the original Eco-Home" with a group of middle-school kids, who discover some simple, inexpensive ways to become more earth-friendly at home. GOINGGREEN shows us how we can live earth-friendly lives on a limited budget, even in the middle of a city.
BUILDING WITH AWARENESS: the construction of a hybrid home (16 min)
Learn how to use straw bale walls for insulation, interior adobe walls for thermal mass, earth plasters, 100% electrical generation by sunlight, and passive solar heating and cooling plus rainwater collection. The overview highlights the design process and materials used in the construction of an esthetically pleasing and natural resource efficient home.
About Green Planet Films:
Green Planet Films is a non-profit distributor of nature and environmental DVDs from around the globe. We seek to preserve and protect our planet by collecting and distributing documentaries from our web-based library which can be used to educate the public about the science, beauty, and fragility of the natural world.
Official Website: http://www.greenplanetfilms.org
Added by FullCalendar on July 15, 2006