Published on March 22nd, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers


Straw Bale Home – Exterior View

For those planning new homes or buildings and wanting to make them as energy efficient as possible, straw bales present an interesting option. Take a look at this home, featured by American Clay Enterprises.

Home exterior of StrawBale House

Made with renewable and energy efficient material, this home was built with StrawBale walls and American Clay Plaster. American Clay is an all natural earth plaster made from clay, aggregates, and natural mineral pigments. The use of StrawBale helps homeowners save up to 75% off heating and cooling costs, aids in being fire resistant, and minimizes wood consumption, giving consumers an even greater reason to be environmentally responsible. American Clay installed onto StrawBale increases the durability of the home and allows the home to become one of the most environmentally friendly homes that can be designed.

Photo:  American Clay Enterprises

Flood car judge joked: I will swim to safety.(News)

Birmingham Mail (England) July 4, 2007 A MIDLAND district judge who was swept to his death in flood water joked with his wife that he could swim to safety in a final phone call to her, an inquest heard.

Judge Eric Dickinson, aged 68, had called his wife Gill, also 68, just minutes before his Volvo V70 was overwhelmed by water as he attempted to drive across a ford at Bow Brook, near Pershore, on Monday, June 25. in our site escape the car go to web site escape the car

In the call he told her: “I have done something even more stupid than losing my wallet. I’ve driven into some water. I thought I could drive through it but the car’s getting swept away.

“I will be OK. I’ll swim. But you will have to make a call to help me here.” Worcestershire coroner Victor Round yesterday recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Judge Dickinson, who had a heart condition, had struggled to escape the car, the coroner’s court heard.

The Lancashire-born judge, who lived in Leigh, near Malvern, was found by police divers in his submerged car more than 24 hours after he made his final call for help.

Judge Dickinson leaves sons William and Mark, daughter Emma and six grandchildren.


SWEPT AWAY…the car and Judge Eric Dickinson (inset).

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About the Author

Writer, documentary producer, and director. Meyers is a contributor to CleanTechnica, and founder of Green Streets MediaTrain, a communications connection and eLearning hub. As an independent producer, he's been involved in the development, production and distribution of television and distance learning programs for both the education industry and corporate sector. He also is an avid gardener and loves sustainable innovation.

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