For our show on November 21st, tune in to hear host Terri Wilke speak with representatives of a partnership between a housing nonprofit, Tenants to Homeowners, and Build SMART, a Lawrence, Kansas based company that manufactures and ships the components of homes for assemblage onsite.
Rebecca Buford, Executive Director of Tenants to Homeowners, will speak about what construction of quality and energy efficient housing will mean to residents of Lawrence Kansas where there is a need for supportive housing.
David Boyer, the President and CEO of Build SMART and Prosoco, will explain the reasons for his companys’ involvement. He feels the need to leverage the knowledge that the builders have to create a model that can be cost-effective and can be used to help house the people that are most in need. He believes enduring and resilient buildings should be the rule to guide our decisions about the built environment.
Kay Johnson, MSES, CHMM, LEED Green Associate, Sustainability & Environment Manager at Prosoco, is a Sustainability Advisory Board representative for the city of Lawrence and she helped build the partnership. She tells us the prioritization of renewable energy sources as part of the development process ensures there is sustainability. She will speak about how Lawrence addressed the need for low-cost housing in a fashion that is energy efficient, affordable and environmentally sustainable.
There was an event on November 14th, 2022 when the partnership built the frame of a 500 square foot house in less than 3 hours!
We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world. Our goal is to assure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!
This will be a great radio hour!
We hope you can tune in!
George Carlin said “we (meaning people in general) are arrogant to think we (usually meaning they) are a threat to the planet. This planet put up with dinosaurs for 165 million years then waited another 65 million before putting up with people. Do any of you think people, humans, can last 165 million years?”