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One Man’s Trash

September 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

bull vertebraOne Man’s Trash is a neat article in the NY Times about Phoenix Commotion, a construction company run by Dan Phillips that makes low-income housing using discarded building materials and other types of “trash”. The article isn’t too long, and could easily be used as part of an activity on consumerism or natural building. The houses are beautiful, and a great slideshow is also available.

(Thanks Larry!)

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  • 1 Sara Hannam // Sep 6, 2009 at 2:44 am

    I am visiting your site for the first time and really like the content. I am very interested in similar issues as a teacher and citizen. My blog is called Critical Mass ELT and may be of interest to you. I put yours on my blog roll and think its important to build up a list of blogs addressing these very important issues. Building a sustainable community is an issue really close to my heart, so I much enjoyed this input on recycling “waste” and putting it to good use. Thanks.

  • 2 Chris // Sep 8, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Hi,
    Again, interesting stuff here.
    On a similar note, though maybe less DIRECTLy beneficial have a look at the work of the Artist in residence programme at the San Francisco dump.
    http://www.sfrecycling.com/AIR/aboutus.php?t=d

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