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January 9, 2010 at 1:44 am 2 comments

Phoenix Commotion. Web. Jan 9, 2010.

Pictured above is Dan Phillips, a leader in the effort to make the world a greener place. He lives in Huntsville Texas and is relentlessly dedicated to reducing and reusing landfill waste. Dan is driven by a passion to create affordable homes for those who are in need. He has started a homesteading initiative in the town of Huntsville and his goal is to build homes for the working poor with a price tag between $20,000 and $50,000. Dan collects recycled materials from many local businesses and assists the future owner to build the home.

Usable building materials were discarded in the town of Huntsville at the rate of one home per week, and Dan has arranged to collect much of that useful trash. Dan has a progressive vision of a new America where human beings tread lightly on the Earth, and he is doing everything that he can to affect the culture shift that is necessary to improve the world for future generations. Mr. Phillips is willing to take one small step at a time to achieve a lofty goal.

Convincing a future home buyer that a floor made out of recycled corks is just as cool as Honduran mahogany may be difficult, but Dan has found his market. The people who buy into the idea are individuals who would never have been able to afford a home to begin with. A cork floor may not seem as cool as Honduran mahogany, but they own it. The question I pose to you is; how can we all adopt that mindset even if we can afford Honduran mahogany?

All of the structures that Dan builds are structurally sound, and esthetically pleasing. Check out Dan’s company Phoenix Commotion, which is leading the way in green building through the use of recycled materials.

Phoenix Commotion. Web. Jan 9, 2010.


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  • 1. tamdngo  |  January 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    O, this guy is a genius. Mixing awareness, conservation, and real estate. I think he’s on to something. Cool post, I like it.

    • 2. Michael Lemons  |  January 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm

      Good point Tam. The combination of awareness, conservation, and real estate has allowed him to make a significant impact on the community that he lives in. The system he has developed would work in many places around the globe, but it is raising awareness that is the challenge. You have touched on an important component to his success. Thank you, Michael


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