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TEDxSanAntonio - Stephen Colley - Constructing with Innovation and Indigenous Materials

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Uploaded on Dec 27, 2010

Speaker: Stephen Colley

Title of talk: Sustaining San Antonio — Constructing with Innovation and Indigenous Materials

About this talk: The idea of living "off-the-grid" is nothing new. "There was a time when everybody was off-the-grid because we didn't have a grid," Architect Stephen Colley quips. As it turns out, our ancestors were ahead of their time regarding many green living practices. Adobe, invented in the Arab-Muslim empire and used to build the first homes, is one of the easiest and most-durable materials ever made. In a wry and amusing way, Colley's talk points out that — in our quest for modern luxury — we humans often make the most ridiculous choices of all.

About Stephen Colley: Colley, a South Texas architect and consultant in green design principles, developed the criteria for the Alamo City's residential green building program. For more information on Colley: http://www.StephenColley.com

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Video Opener by Rod Guajardo foursandyfeet.com. Music: MUSICXXX Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0.

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