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Old 08-08-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Eco-Friendly AS on Display in Boulder, CO!

Greetings All!

We will have our newly finished Eco-Friendly 1962 Flying Cloud on display in Boulder, CO, tomorrow Sunday, August 8th. We have done a complete reconstruction (see attached photos) which includes a complete solar power system, composting toilet, cork flooring, bamboo cabinets, and many other eco-friendly features. You can read and see more about this on our blog at: The Flying Cloud Eco-DiscoveryTour . In the meantime, if you are in the Boulder area, and would like to see what we have done, we will be at:

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1789 28th St
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9am-2pm

Hope to see you there!

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Old 08-08-2009, 11:47 PM   #2
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Eco friendly in construction. But Im sure you towed it there with a vehicle that wasnt so friendly...
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:08 AM   #4
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Eco friendly in construction. But Im sure you towed it there with a vehicle that wasnt so friendly...
You are correct, but we also sold our three bedroom house and only have one vehicle for both of us. Our electricity is generated by our solar system. So, in terms of our total carbon footprint, we are making significant reductions. There is virtually no such thing as zero impact, but we can do our part to reduce.

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Eco friendly in construction. But Im sure you towed it there with a vehicle that wasnt so friendly...
That's a bit presumptive. As noted, "total carbon footprint" is the real bottom line. Furthermore, the tow vehicle may run on biodiesel or other fuel. Just owning an Airstream and loving to travel does not necessarily means a person is "not green enough." As a community, let's support people who are trying to make the Airstream a bit more earth-friendly. The perception of Airstreaming as a positive "green" lifestyle can only help everyone in the long run.
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Greetings All! We will have our newly finished Eco-Friendly 1962 Flying Cloud on display in Boulder, CO, tomorrow Sunday, August 8th. ... John & Kate
Hi John & Kate:

Darn! I was out of town this past Sunday, up in Laramie at a rally. I would have loved to have seen your Flying Cloud, but even with a much longer advanced notice there was simply no way I could have been in Boulder last weekend. Drat!
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Hi John & Kate:

Darn! I was out of town this past Sunday, up in Laramie at a rally. I would have loved to have seen your Flying Cloud, but even with a much longer advanced notice there was simply no way I could have been in Boulder last weekend. Drat!
Sorry we missed you as well! We had a great show and then saw a flock of AS coming back from Laramie!

Maybe next time-

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Can I contact you re: Eco Discovery?

Hey there...your unit is absolutely beautiful.....I am planning a refurbish using many green materials and would like to know:

- What eco materials did you use for the floors and walls?

- How well does the compost toilet work? I was advised to use a Thetford portable for cost savings and possibly less odor

- Are there any affordable compost toilets that aren't so BIG (they take up so much space) ?

- Do you know of ANYONE close to Philadelphia or surrounding areas who could help me with my refurbish?

Thanks Lisa equityedu@aol.com - best way to contact me
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