History in the Making with Glenn Hymers of the CSLP

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Audio tour with Glenn Hymers, retired school teacher and member of the Craik Sustainable Living Project (CSLP). Glenn connects our historical past to the future of environmental sustainability in Craik, SK. 

The majority of this tour focusses on the Craik Eco-Centre which features innovative and energy efficient building design and integrated heating, cooling and renewable energy systems.

0:00 - 1:12 Intro1:13 - 14:13 Old highway 11, museum, New highway 11 - Louis Riel Trail, Arm River Valley, and other topological highlights of Saskatchewan's Mid-Lakes region

14:14 - 18:47 Passive solar rock wall as main heating source for the Eco-Centre 

18:48 - 21:55 Geo-thermal, in-floor heating and cooling21:56 - 26:18 Open design using massive reclaimed elevator timbers.

26:19 - 28:17 Earth-tube air exchange system pre-warms or pre-cools fresh air for the building

28:18 - 30:48 Prairie Wool Weavers decorate the space and encourage us to be the change we want to see in the world

30:49 - 33:26 Straw-bale construction at the Eco-centre and beyond

33:27 - 35:40 Workshops on Straw-Bale building, Masonry construction, Cob ovens, the annual Solar Fair, and more!

35:41 - 38:31 Finnish style masonry (recycled) brick oven

38:32 - 41:43 Construction and renovations using re-used material and volunteer labour stick with the spirit of the project, and make it affordable.

41:44 - 47:08 Leftover construction materials make the tables and chairs. Glenn also tells me about the various energy efficient kitchen appliances and designs, but really, I'm distracted by thoughts of pie and coffee in the sunshine.

47:09 - 52:23 "The pace of change... drives me crazy because you see something that makes so much sense, and yet it's not being done on any kind of widespread (basis).

mmmm, the pie is good

52:24 - 55:08 Trans Canada Trail, Craik and the Eco-centre as a destination and feature for cycling and walking

55:09 - 57:18 All the factors that come together to create and sustain the Craik Sustainable Living Project 

57:19 - 1:02:27  Sh*t!  fully functioning compost toilet system for Eco-Centre and Solar Garden Restaurant saves the environment and fights boredom

1:02:28 - 1:03:39 Wrap up and extro 

History in the Making produced by Kelly Reinhardt of boilingfrog.ca

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