News out of Madison today, where UW landscape architecture students have joined together to form a “green team” to make sustainability an affordable option for Wisconsin’s American Indian tribes. From the article:
With a three-year grant from the Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Foundation, UW’s “Green Team” has developed a program to train local builders from reservation communities in green-building techniques, and implement those techniques by collaborating on “demonstration” houses. The goal of the program is to become locally sustainable as the builders from the tribes pass on the new skills through building green houses in their communities.
This year, the Green Team’s idea began to take shape. In May, builders from several Ojibwe communities traveled to Santa Fe, N.M., for a week of green building training, and ground was broken this fall for the first demonstration house, which is being built near Hertel, Wis., on the St. Croix reservation in northwestern Wisconsin.
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