All posts from Glenn Meyers

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Putting Beetle-Killed Forest Timber to Use

“Wood is the most renewable resource we have and as an energy source, it’s carbon neutral. Biomass generators can efficiently turn dead trees into electricity for our homes and offices, and new technologies have shown the potential to turn biomass into liquid fuels.”

July 7th

Weeds a Cash Crop in African Village

Praise for Ghanaian Micro Business Weeds rarely are welcome in the garden soil, especially if it happens to be a York, a  tree-like weed that has been known to consume arable farm lands in Ghana. That’s when Muhammad Bin Abubkar saw an economic opportunity that could not only get rid of York weeds, but help […]

July 5th

An Abundance of Alternative Walls

As green structures become more widespread so has the variety of wall systems that can be part of the finished products. The materials in these wall systems includes everything from trash plastic to paper, stones and straw. One designer and builder of alternative wall systems is architect and sculptor Doug Eichelberger, from Larkspur, Colorado. He […]

June 22nd

New Habitat Approaches: Build Roofs First

“The principle of roofs-first is to be able to rapidly, and at the lowest cost, provide shelter so the families can move in and eventually fill in their wall. They don’t have time for a slow process of building up from foundations or traditional walls and wait until they can afford a roof? No. The roof-first process builds the roofs for them.”

June 14th

Trash House

There is plenty enough to know about all the trash we create and the wastefulness of our ways. But when you meet Colorado architect, Doug Eichelberger, you are happy to find a person who is all about solutions, putting trash to use as a building material. A visit to his Lucky Ranch reveals a very […]

February 17th