See the house in the picture? Take a careful look. Can you see that it is obviously green? I bet you can. Does that make it a green home? Not yet. That’s why we need your help and we need it now!
We need to raise $4000 to finish the Dynamic Green Home Project- and we need it in time to complete the Foundations in Flooring Project on December 14-15.
About this Project: Built in 1907, the house you see spent more than 100 years serving as home for one family or another. Grand parents grew old; children grew up in this house. It was a home, not just a house. It was alive with people who lived, loved and laughed in it. That’s one of the big differences between a house and a home. Then, as part of the “great recession,” it became a foreclosure, uninhabited, like too many other houses that were once homes. It may look green, but to be a dynamic green home it will need to be healthier for people, healthier for the environment, and have a family living in it.
The Minnesota Chapter of the U. S. Green Building Council and the Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation [GFCDC] partnered together to transform 929 Edmond Street in St. Paul into a healthier dynamic green home. It may be affordable housing, but it will look nice, save energy, and make the occupants healthier.
It’s already in a green location. Four blocks from the new University Avenue Green Line, it has a Walk Score of 63, a Transit Score of 59 (before the Green Line is operating), and a Bike Score of 58. This means that the family that eventually lives here won’t have to depend solely on their car(s) to run errands or get to work or school.
We’ve already completed the first 2 phases of our project. We raised money, sponsors, and recruited volunteers. reGen Landscape and Anchor Block provided the materials and expertise to install a No-Maintenance Landscape. Hirshfields and Dunwoody College of Technology provided the materials and expertise to replace the lead painted trim and air seal the interior of the home. It received a fresh coat of No-VOC paint that will improve the indoor air quality for the next family to call this home.
Our final project is barely 2 weeks away. For Foundations of Flooring- we have the experts. Dunwoody College of Technology is bringing their Instructors from Interior Design and Construction Management. We need help raising money for the materials. The more we raise, the more we can bring green and sustainable building materials to the restoration of this house and the more you can help make a difference to the Frogtown Community.
Nonprofit Organizer: Minnesota Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council
Contributions Tax Deductible? YES
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