Green Building Adventure

We have outgrown our current office space
and have accumulated lots of materials for the Green Building Adventure,
so we have decided to begin Phase I!
This page will be updated as the project progresses, so keep checking back!


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We have begun
Phase I of the Green Building Adventure....
a Storage Shed & Work Shop!

Click HERE for details regarding our building schedule.

Are you on Facebook? The Green Building Adventure is!
Click HERE to visit the GBA page (lots of photos)
Click HERE to join the Cause! Support the GBA!

You do not need to have a Facebook account to view these pages.
Facebook will not ask you for any personal information
to view our Cause, our Page, or the Photos.
Enjoy!

Here's what the Green Building Adventure looks like now.
We've started adding the siding - here are the two walls without windows or doors.
We're working on the two walls with windows and doors - come lend a hand!

Green Building Adventure with some Siding!

We have been accumulating materials for the past few years for the Green Building Adventure. Generous families have donated hardwood flooring, windows, doors,
sinks, and lots of fabulous tools! Now we need a place to store these materials
while we continue preparations for Phase II, designing and building our new office (see
below for details).

If you have building materials you would be interested in donating for Phase I of the
Green Building Adventure, please contact us!
And remember, Educational Excursions is a non-profit organization so
your donation may be tax-deductible.

Here's what we need:

  • Posts - 4x4 or larger, any length
  • All lumber - plywood, framing materials, boards of all sizes and lengths decking,
    and any other usable items
  • Nails, screws, nuts, bolts.....
  • And anything else you may have cluttering up your yard or shop!

If you have materials you would like to donate, please contact us at:
e-mail: info@eduexcursions.org

phone: 770.605.2451


What is the Green Building Adventure??

Phase II of the Green Building Adventure will be an intensive hands-on educational advenute. A select group of students will participate in this exciting green building project. Students will meet once a week for twelve weeks, and during that time, they will research various building techniques, alternative energy, materials, and more. They will then use their new knowledge to design the new office space!

Students will have cretive freedom when designing the new structure. However, they will have to include several components:

  • The structure will be primarily constructed from reused, recycled, or donated materials
  • The building will occupy the same footprint of the trailer that currently occupies the property (but that will be removed prior to the start of construction). It will be multi-storied and will incorporate a green roof in the design.
  • The building will not be connected to the grid or the county water system. Methods of generating electricity will be utilized, as well as rain water collection and grey water treatment.

A variety of professionals will serve as mentors to the students throughout the designing and building process. Two contractors have agreed to serve as the primary advisors throughout the project, and additional guest speakers will assist. Included in the list of individuals who have expressed an interest in speaking with the students are an electrician, a plumber, and the Director of Planning and Development for Pickens County (who is responsible for permitting and building codes).

Students will be required to contribute a minimum of 40 hours to assist with the construction of the green building. And they will receive community service credit for the time spent helping!

Are you interested in participating in the Green Building Adventure?
If so, please e-mail us at info@eduexcursions.org to receive additional information.

We will also be looking for additional assistants to help with the construction process.
Let us know if you're interested!


We are currently seeking
sponsorship and donated usable materials.
Please help support this exciting project!
Thanks!

Several businesses have already offered their assistance. A page will soon be added thanking them for their generosity. Help us and we'll add you to our list of supporters. Don't be left out!


Contact Information

Educational Excursions Inc.
P.O. Box 1283
Jasper, GA 30143
(770) 605-2451
e-mail us at:
info@eduexcursions.org