The 2012 International Straw Bale Builders’ Conference hosted by the Colorado Straw Bale Association was a gathering of over 200 builders, architects, engineers, plaster professionals, researchers and educators from 15 countries. While much was serious exchange, the Straw Bale Olympics was great counterpoint and so much fun. See more at www.strawbaleconference.com and www.coloradostrawbale.org.
For a long time, straw bale builders have wanted to legitimize their favorite construction method by getting building codes passed specifically allowing plastered straw bale construction. A lot of headway has been made, starting with the Pima County code for load-bearing straw bale construction back in the 90s, followed by a fair number of local . . . → Read More: Straw Bale in International Building Code?
As we enter our 19th year at Sustainable Sources, we’re happy to announce that we’ve completely revamped our long running Real Estate section.
Your listings can now have up to 20 images. Easier to list property. Easier to update. It’s on a much faster server. Improved searches. Includes green sales AND green rentals. New sections . . . → Read More: Green Real Estate ads – Major Upgrade!
On January 18 from 8am to 8pm, SustainableSources.com will join Reddit, Boing Boing and a growing number of other sites around the Internet in “going dark” to bring awareness of the need to loudly oppose SOPA and PIPA, the pending US legislation that creates a punishing Internet censorship regime and exports it to the . . . → Read More: Sustainable Sources will go dark on Jan 18 to fight SOPA
The Global Straw Building Network is a private discussion list with publicly available archives and the option for anyone to subscribe in non-post mode. It is composed of representatives of regional organizations and other non-affiliated key individuals involved in the general advancement of straw-bale and other straw-use building materials and techniques. The intentionally small number . . . → Read More: The Global Straw Building Network discussion forum (GSBN)
The village of Gaviotas in the llanos of Colombia today announced a rare chance for outsiders to visit.
So far, few outsiders have managed to visit this special place. But public order has made a comeback in the region, and in 2010, two groups of 20 people each (including a 1-year old baby girl!) traveled . . . → Read More: Rare opportunity to visit Gaviotas village