Earth Day Will See the Launch of Website Promoting Sustainable Homes, Transportation, and Lifestyles
WAYZATA, Minn. - Live Green, Live Smart will celebrates Earth Day Sunday, April 22nd with the launch of a website focusing on sustainable shelter, transportation, and lifestyle changes that allow us to live well while living eco-friendly. The site’s premier feature is an interactive Green Shelter resource focusing on The Sustainable House.
Headquartered in Minnesota, Live Green, Live Smart was founded by business executive Peter Lytle to provide a “supportive environment for individuals willing to preserve the world from human-induced damage to the global commons.” Lytle, managing partner of the Business Development Group, says he saw “a lot of websites out there promoting environmental causes, but what people need is accessible information on practical ways they can live green daily.”
The organization’s debut initiative is The Sustainable House, a sustainable residential rehab of a 1940s era home in a typical upscale teardown prone neighborhood. Reconstructed according to building guidelines developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the goal of The Sustainable House is “to demonstrate ways in which existing technology can be practically applied to make ordinary homes less polluting and less costly to operate,” according to Lytle. The house’s improved systems will include co-generation of energy provided by maximal use of wind and solar systems, state-of-the-technology insulation and indoor air quality, and environmentally friendly lawn and garden design.
Progress on The Sustainable House is documented on the website being launched on Earth Day, April 22. Live Green, Live Smart invites 50,000 homeowners and builders to participate in its Green Shelter project by loading their own projects onto its website to interactively demonstrate “modest to comprehensive” remodeling and construction projects adhering to the USGBC guidelines for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Participants will be able to share information and experience about greening their homes through discussion forums and building the online Live Green, Live Smart University section of the site at www.livegreenivesmart.org
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