Next meeting:
July 9, 2006, at 5 p.m., Brattleboro

Sustainable & Natural Building: An International Perspective... a conversation with Derek Roff, director of Builders Without Borders.

Builders Without Borders is a grassroots network of activists promoting sustainability and natural building internationally as an option in housing, small-group, and community buildings. They undertake small building projects world-wide, and work to make informational and educational resources available to those who can benefit from them.

Derek (who lives in New Mexico) will share photos of bamboo buildings that he was involved in building in Costa Rica recently, and participate in what will be a fascinating and freewheeling open discussion about cultural issues, natural building and sustainability domestic and abroad, appropriate materials, the challenges of international collaboration, and more.

Your questions, comments, and experiences are very welcome.

5 p.m. on Sunday, July 9th in room 2 East of the Marlboro Tech Center... on the edge of downtown Brattleboro (next to the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, which is across the street from the co-op). The dialog will last pretty much as long as people want it to, or until Derek goes hoarse. The door will be open shortly before 5, and will automatically lock shortly before 6. There�s a big, free parking lot there.

A freewill donation will be taken to help cover Derek�s travel expenses and to thank him for coming to see us.

photos by Mark Piepkorn
and Sarah Machtey