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GSBN: Digest for 2/23/02

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-> Re: GSBN:GSBN, Home Power, and more
     by billc_lists@...


Date: 23 Feb 2002 17:26:47 -0600
From: billc_lists@...
Subject: Re: GSBN:GSBN, Home Power, and more

>Oops... sorry about that! I didn't mean to post my letter to Joyce to the
>list (obviously), but at least now you all have some insight into the
>exciting kind of correspondence that goes on behind-the-scenes at TLS!

Actually, that was probably a good one to let slip to the list. 
We're all friends and co-conspiritors here, so I think we can all be 
honest with each other.   If TLS can't get articles, that concerns me 
too, and should probably concern most of us on this list.

I do agree that it'll generally work best to approach someone 
directly and *ask* them to cover a specific topic.  Everyone's busy, 
but if asked I think most would step up to the plate if they're able.

Personally, I don't know what in the SB world I'd write about that 
someone else couldn't cover better - unless y'all want to hear about 
the exciting world of hosting various straw related websites.  I'll 
continue to give reports on the progress of the Straw Bale Building 
Registry, and would be happy to continue seeing it mentioned in TLS 
so it will continue to grow.  I'm disappointed that most of the 
commercial places listed in the last issue *aren't* in the Registry 
yet, for instance - here's a collection of buildings that we all know 
about, and I have to guess that nobody thought to mention the 
Registry project to any of them in the course of doing the article. 
Perhaps we could ask for some volunteers willing to go through past 
issues and contact the various owners to ask them to list.  As I've 
said before, I can't promote this thing all by myself, but it'll work 
if everyone spreads the word.

Sorry for going off on the tangent there, but I feel that it's an 
underutilized resource that could become an excellent tool for the SB 
movement if we're able to collect enough data.

As for articles, Leonard Jones wrote an excellent outline of the 
process of building any home on 1/4/02 to the Crest strawbale list. 
It could easily be tweaked for print, and I think it would be an 
extremely valuable.  It's almost all good, solid, voice of experience 

- -- 
Bill Christensen

Green Homes For Sale/Lease:  http://SustainableSources.com/realestate/
Green Building Pro Directory:  http://directory.sustainablesources.com/
Sustainable Bldg Calendar:  http://SustainableSources.com/calendar/
Sustainable Bldg Bookstore: http://SustainableSources.com/bookstore
International Strawbale Registry: http://sbregistry.sustainablesources.com


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