Did you see the June 8 Guitar Hero III tournament at Northpointe Church? All proceeds go to Greenville Middle Academy green efforts. On May 19 & 21, the greenLIFEproject brought Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Live Earth and An Inconvenient Truth to the 6th grade science classes of Greenville Middle Academy.
I was looking around our website to make sure everything was up-to-date and noticed that we didn’t have a post on last summer’s movie Surf’s Up. So here it is! Surf’s Up was what we call an EcoFriendly event. This particular event was modeled after DisneyWorld’s popular KidCot Fun Stop program. It is a fun interactive way for children of all ages to learn about conservation.
An EcoFriendly event can occur at a movie opening, a WalMart, or even a school. This movie didn’t have the conservation theme of a Happy Feet but that didn’t matter. We partnered with the Sound of Light thru the greenLIFEproject to set up a booth where kids could learn about sustainability. The kids learned to carpool, recycle and use CFL light bulbs.
See this LINK for cost info on doing EcoFriendly events in your community.
It’s the dog days of summer. Trying to get caught up on some of the events that occurred this past spring. On May 30, the greenLIFEproject and GC-O’s Sound of Light Club brought Rock Band to the field day activities of Gray Court-Owings Middle School. All 3 grades (6th, 7th & 8th) were able to participate. We handed out Sound of Light/The Shine 96.7 stickers and gave the high scorers of each grade level a iPod Shuffle. 2nd and 3rd highest scorers from each grade got CDs donated by the Sound of Light. It was really cool! Hope we can do it again next year.
On May 19 and 21, the greenLIFEproject brought Rock Band, Guitar Hero II, Live Earth and An Inconvenient Truth to the 6th grade science classes of Greenville Middle Academy in an effort to help increase climate awareness. On June 8th, Northpointe Church held a Guitar Hero III Save the Planet tournament to help fund the green efforts of Greenville Middle Academy.
2 Years in the planning… It’s been worth the wait! The greenLIFEproject is set to raise the bar on affordable housing. The new 300 O’Conner Court home is a partnership between the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, Greenville Technical College, Aaron-Kelli Builders and GreenArch Design Group. This Energy Star certified affordable house is modeled after the ‘Erin Cottage’, a Pocket Neighborhood plan book house designed by Ross Chapin Architects of Seattle, Washington. The ‘Erin Cottage’ plan book house is $150/sqft 3 bedroom 2 bath 1,302 sqft house designed for the temperate climate of the Pacific Northwest and didn’t even have air conditioning! Our challenge was to ‘affordablize’ and acclimatize the plan for the hot humid Southeast. The result is a 4 bedroom 2 bath 1,363 sqft home that is being built for $66/sqft.
5-16-08 Construction Photos