Great to be Green

24 06 2009

Today our Eco-Explorer campers visited The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. The CMPBS specializes in life cycle planning and design. They use recycled materials in every part of their buildings. For example, the walls at CMPBS are made of straw and plaster! The insulation in the walls and ceilings of most of our homes is made of fiber glass, while the insulation at CMPBS is made of recycled blue jeans. That is a very inventive way to keep the inside air cool in the summer and warm in the winter. They have a table made from an old door and look at these lamp shades made out of cheese graters:

They also used recycled metal to make this cool bird sculpture.

bird

Can you think of some items that could be recycled and used for a different purpose?

To learn more about The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, click here.

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