How I (Almost) Saved the Earth

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How I (Almost) Saved the Earth

Postby wbdeejay » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:47 pm

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 23744.html

In some ways very sad to read of Scott Adams' experience, however I suspect that it is all too common, even in Australia as well.

As someone who has always been interested in "saving the earth" I find it difficult to comprehend the difficulties he went through.

So what can be done to lessen the drama for the less-informed? (If information is in fact the key?) What other options are there?
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Re: How I (Almost) Saved the Earth

Postby Tracker » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:11 pm

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If YOU are not prepared to accept the total responsibility of different construction methods, then don't expect ANYONE else to do it for you !

Unfortunately, it's only the rich, who can afford to lose, and the game, who will do it themselves, who get to do these fancy "Read-About" projects.

I would even doubt if a local suburban Council , would accept a home design using straw-bails.
Out in the rural setting, where your design cannot impinge on anyone else, you could get away with it.
I think I saw an article a few weeks ago , where a country home was built from straw, and they did not even tell the Council.

I think that it was all hypothetical, anyway !
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Re: How I (Almost) Saved the Earth

Postby frankjo25 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:21 pm

Interesting article, he put alot of time and effort into it, but not all projects work out i guess...
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