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Green Building Workshops With Dan Chiras

5/1/2009 1:55:29 PM

Tags: Dan Chiras, renewable energy

Ever wanted to build your own wind turbine, install your own solar panels or convert your car to electricity but never thought you could really do-it-yourself? Then think again.

Dan Chiras, one of Mother’s contributing editors and leading expert in the field of green building and renewable energy, is now hosting hands-on DIY workshops at his recently opened Evergreen Institute Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building in Gerald, Mo. Topics cover a wide range of energy efficiency solutions from passive solar heating and cooling to designing and building your own backyard wind turbine. “We won’t just tell you what’s out there, we’ll tell you where to find it and teach you how to do it” Chiras told The Missourian’s online newspaper, emissourian.

Courses range from one to six days in length, and prices start at $125 for a one-day workshop and increase to $750 for a lengthier, six-day course.

Chiras is extending  his teachings to out-of-towners by inviting them to pitch a tent during the longer workshops, giving folks nationwide the opportunity to attend.

You can read the original article, Teaching Others How to Be Green, on the emissourian website

 

 



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Pat Miketinac
5/6/2009 9:26:58 PM
What a great idea. I wish Mother would bring back the Eco-Village of the 80's. We learned so many things there. After touring Mom's two earth shelters, we built our own in 1988 and still live in it. Good luck with the classes!







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