Some work can only be done in the non-profit realm, so I started Ecological Building Network (EBNet, a 501(c)3) in 1998.
EBNet finds and disseminates ways to make intelligent use of local, natural and abundant waste materials in construction, and to thereby take some load off of the living world upon which we depend.
In the poorer nations, where much of the world’s population lives in unsafe, unsanitary structures, labor is plentiful, but modern materials such as lumber, cement and steel are rare and expensive. EBNet points out ways to use affordable and catalytic touches of modern technology that make indigenous building systems safer, healthier and more durable. Doing more with less is the key to working with, and not against, the natural world that supports us.
EBNet brings useful knowledge about better ways to build to the people worldwide who design and construct buildings.