So, after a couple of years of planning and preparing, we are now half-way through our very first Sullivan County based Forest Exploratorium for kids! Our eight-week Saturday Forest Play sessions for K-6 have as a recurring theme, ‘The power of myth and the forces of...
I’m no good at maths and never will be . . .
For most of my adult life I’ve been teaching University students who are great at math. Even if they are slow on the uptake about the potential impact of their work on the environment and on others, they are great at sums . . .
Wind inside of wind inside of wind
“Wind inside of wind inside of wind” was how one participant described the ‘visioning soundscape’ exercise during the Critical Conversations around Trust. As ephemeral as that idiom sounds it captured the essence of the entire 3-day experience . . .
Plastic, Bananas, Rice, Roofs, Houses, Exhibition
Over one year ago we wrote a post, Proof of Concept, detailing the replacement of an asbestos toilet block roof with our prototype composite roof made from waste HDPE plastic reinforced with rice husks . . .
Trust: a conversation
Standing People Together – WFL’s newest program – and Build UP are hosting a 3-day event, June 14th-16th. “Working with community: Critical conversations about trust”, bubbled up as a topic at the January 2018 Engineering, Social Justice and Peace conference in San Diego . . .
Proof of Concept
On 23rd August, after months of planning, designing, testing, and coordinating – not to mention years of prior materials research – Paul Burnham joined our team members, Ashok Thayalan and Reddy Pramathanath in Jaffna to help replace an asbestos toilet block roof with our prototype . . .