1 January 2011

January 15 Tour of Energy-Efficient “Half Moon House”

Posted by Admin under: Events; Forum; Green Building; Leadership; People; Sustainability .

There are still a few places left for the tour on Saturday, January 15, 1-4 p.m.

Building Half Moon House – Putting Idealism into Practice

The next meeting of the Sustainable Leadership Forum (SLF) will be a tour of an energy efficient house in Madison, NJ with cider and snacks provided by the hosts. The house is designed and being built by SLF member, Chris Kellogg, and Helen Kaar.

We all want to live in harmony with Earth, but can we afford to? Can we afford not to? Is new technology the answer? Experience one evolving chapter in the struggle to address these questions. Visit Chris Kellogg and Helen Kaar at Half Moon House, a new, energy efficient home in progress. Bonus: Sandy Kolakowski will speak on rain gardens, a way to use our gardens to recharge the aquafir and minimize storm water run-off.

Our speakers:

Chris Kellogg: With an BA in architecture from the Boston Architectural Center, MFAs from Harvard and the University of Texas, and 30 years of experience, Chris Kellogg started Steele Kellogg AIA in 2006 in response to environmental concerns. As a student, he had taken a keen interest in sustainable design and maintained that interest through the years even as he saw the market for it dwindle. In the intervening years, his practice has included corporate, institutional and residential design. Today, he welcomes the opportunity to play a part in solving the profound environmental questions confronting us, and with gratitude, centers his work on a reverence for life and the Natural World.

Helen Kaar: An ardent environmentalist, artist/writer Helen Kaar works in many media from the computer and acrylic painting to hand quilting. For over four years she has been holdiing monthly, evening services at The Unitarian Church in Summit called Green Vespers, and has preached in other venues. Dedicated to seekiing right relationship with Earth, these services center on the seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism, respect for the Interdependent Web of all existence of which we are a part.

Attendance is limited to 35; which allows us to accept the next 10 people to RSVP.

RSVP to [email protected]. Please let us know if you can bring along a folding chair (or more, if you have them).

Directions to the Half Moon House in Madison, NJ will be sent to those registering for the event.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10 a.m. Eastern: Transforming Neighborhoods and Communities II.
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 10 a.m. Eastern: Transforming Neighborhoods & Communities.
Saturday, June 16, 2012: SLF Potluck June 16: Sustainable Living Communities.
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Saturday, March 19, 1-4 p.m. "Creating the Morristown EcoCenter." Held at 55 Bank Street, Morristown, the site of the proposed EcoCenter.
Saturday, February 19, 1-4 p.m. Monthly meeting, ""A Profound Transformation in Consciousness," Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ. Click here for details.
Saturday, January 15, 1-4 p.m. Putting Idealism into Practice: Tour of Half Moon House. Click here for details.
Saturday, December 18, 1-4 p.m. Challenge & Strategy Session: "Reinventing Wealth," followed by our annual "Potluck for the Planet" from 4 to 8. Click here for details.
Saturday, November 20, 1-4 p.m. Challenge & Strategy Session: "How Do We Measure Sustainable Value?". Click here for details.
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