Awesome fundraising event: Monday night, 6PM at La Casa Verde, the showcase house for green tech…
On the corner of 25th street and Alabama, in San Francisco’s Mission district is a building. It’s actually an idea. An idea whose time may just have come. It may actually be early. This idea of a building is referred to in Sunset magazine. It’s the first LEED Building Standards Platinum rated residential structure.
I sent out a plea to my mailing list. The general contractor of this place responded. She said that she was very interested in my campaign and thought that my running was “relevant”. She knows about my involvement in Scraphouse, and is very interested in the Scraphouse Law, which I’ll talk about below. She offered the house up for a demo, even though it’s not totally done. It’s the greenest house on Earth. It’s the most efficient, effective and intelligently designed house ever. It’s a model. And if you come to the event on Monday, you will be the first people to see it. Before any of Gavin Newsom’s people see it. Before the fancy architects see it. Before Larry Badniger (the zoning administrator) sees it. Because you’re gonna write a check (you’re a SF resident, aren’t you) for a hundred bucks. I need to raise $25K by Tuesday at 5:00. I’m almost at $20K. I just need 50 more people to kick down, and I qualify for matching funds. Which is totally important.
Sean Hayes will play for us. Sean is my favorite singer/songwriter. I’m honored that he will come and swoon for the cause. We also have a case of Sirius Vodka donated, and the Sirius Vodka ladies doing the infusion sampling. I’ve got wine donated from Whiterock Vineyard and food from various places. Ritual coffee of course… And we did all this in an hour today, all this booking and stuff. I send out a distress email and the Cavalry came!
The house will be a treasure of our community, an example of the way things should be. This is what San Francisco can be in ALL departments, in ALL areas and in ALL thinking. You will get to explore the house, and marvel at its design. It’s really, really super cool. If you remember the NOW HOUSE from a couple years ago, this house blows it away. This is no luxury live/work condo plastic fantastic blah blah… this is cutting edge green design. In this age of greenwashing and green as a fad or trend, things like the sunset house are totally important. They will push the building codes and laws in the right direction, which of course in the end is conservation.
There is a law that is being considered in San Francisco. It’s #1 on my priorities of the *INNOVATION* part of my Art and Innovation mantra. This law is called the Scraphouse Law. It will clearly state that 10% (for a start!!!!) of the materials used in the construction of a new building must be from the destruction of another building. This is such a slam dunk, you can’t even believe it. Follow the rabbit hole, it all leads to a great place. If nothing else, it is the first step to mining the landfill. Which is such a huge part of our future. Our future is in the landfill…. funny, sure. But true. There is more and more and more, and I will tell you about it all…. but you must come to the event!!!! Meet the builders, meet the designers, meet me and some other people from Scraphouse. This Monday at 6:00.
Admission should be $100. OK $50. Whatever. If you believe in things green and not greenwashed you may want to support my absurdist campaign. I built a car that runs on coffee grinds. To prove a point. I need the matching funds to use the press to push my points and my agenda to make our city leaders re-think the current path in regards to energy and fuels. I can do this. I want to see a few buses running off coffee grinds and methane. It’s easy. I want to see Terra Preta in our parks. I want to see our city dump gasifying garbage and creating its own power. I want our recycling program to work. I would like to see repurposing done on a global scale, starting with the Scraphouse Law. I would like to introduce people to power generation as an art form. Huh? Yup. The generation of power as a form of art. Why not? Maybe then we could better grasp the value of it. And not squander and waste so much. But experimentation and openness to innovations is brave. And our current political climate is poisoned with cowardice; the progressive agenda has sunk to a new low. Me.
Please come to this awesome event. And thank you to Jeremy Paul for knowing everyone in the universe. chicken
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