You are invited to an online talk on Sunday, June 17 at 6 p.m. by Caroline Kostak of the U.S, Green Building Council on Going Green for Home Building/Remodeling Projects.
Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.
Caroline Kostak, Secretary, Texas Gulf Coast Region, U.S. Green Building Council
Going Green for Home Building/Remodeling Projects
Sunday, June 17, at 6 p.m.
The amount of resources borrowed from our Earth to create the buildings in which we spend 93% of our lives is staggering. If we look at just the residential building industry, we see that we are building homes with a life span of 40-100 years, with the interior materials having an even shorter lifespan.
Through this discussion, Caroline Kostak, secretary of the Texas Gulf Coast Region chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, will look at how we can meet the need to shelter and provide work space for a growing population while also being respectful of the resources given to us on Earth. We will explore different strategies that can lead to efficient resource management and produce beautiful, healthy, and efficient buildings that celebrate the gifts and abundance of the Earth while also protecting them.
Caroline draws from her experience as a NASA Flight Controller, constructing one of the highest performance structures ever built – the International Space Station – and many conversations with space travelers who have seen first-hand the fragility and beauty of our Earth from a distinct vantage point. Her work with space construction has led directly to her working in construction on Earth, as this broadened perspective helped her see the importance of being a good steward of the precious Earth we’ve been asked to care for.
After Caroline’s talk, there will be time for Q&A. Please register for this talk;
and you will receive an invitation to the web meeting. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.