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New LinkedIn “Tadelakt Professionals” group

Ryan Chivers of Atesano Plaster recently started a new LinkedIn group for Tadelakt Professionals.

This group is a forum for professional tadelakt applicators and those involved in tadelakt material sales and formulation. Discussions will focus on technical aspects of the craft as well as the business side of tadelakt installation.

Tadelakt, for those who are unaware, is a lime-based plastering technique which produces a beautiful water resistant surface with a high polish.

Spread the word about Straw Bale Construction to Romania

UPDATE: The Indiegogo campaign has ended, and we heard today that our new Romanian friends managed to raise 1,266 – not all that they’d hoped for, but hopefully enough to do a lot of what they’ve planned.  I’ll update this post more as I hear news.

We recently got word of some people attempting to spread the word about strawbale construction and other natural building techniques in Romania.  They’re doing an Indiegogo fundraiser to get the funds together to attend and exhibit at the largest construction expo in the country.

They only have until midnight on Feb 14th to raise the needed money, so let’s show them some love!

In their words:

Last year we started a project called Earth Safe Design, aimed at building straw bale houses in Romania and raising awareness about straw bale building and natural building in general.

In April 2014 we want to attend Construct Expo, the largest construction fair in Bucharest. This event gathers 17000 visitors over a period of three days and gets coverage all over the mass media.

We are sure that this event would be a big step on the way to establishing straw bale building as an acknowledged building technique, one that will be embraced by more and more Romanians in the years to come.

Unfortunately, we cannot afford the fee for taking part in this fair, nor the other expenses involved in printing and buying building materials. Below you will find a detailed list of our expenses.

We are addressing our appeal to straw bale builders, straw bale house owner, and straw bale enthusiast who know and understand the benefits and the delight of living in a natural house.

We encourage you to donate to their campaign.  We have.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-spread-the-word-about-straw-bale-building-in-romania

Version 4 of the Green Building Professionals Directory is here!

We’re excited to announce that version 4 of our long running Green Building Professionals Directory is now live!

Right now we’re running a limited time promotion to get new listings in our Directory – you can list yourself/your company for a year for just $3.00 per category!

That’s right.  THREE BUCKS.

We’ve added some great new features:

  • You can now add images to your listing – your logo, your smiling face, or examples of your work
  • User reviews/ratings – have your satisfied clients add reviews to your listing, and give you 5 stars (all ratings will be moderated)
  • Better searching
  • Many more categories to choose from
  • You can also upgrade to Featured Listing – so you will always float to the top of the pack.

Tell your friends in green/natural/sustainable building to sign up now at <http://directory.sustainablesources.com>, because this offer won’t last long!

…Don’t forget to leave ratings/reviews on your friends’ listings!

Note: The Directory is primarily for services, not products.  Contact me to find out about listing your products elsewhere on SustainableSources.com

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.