For this week’s Watershed Moment, we sit down with Matthew Fowler, who talks about The Nest, a future living building challenge house in Grand Rapids’s Baxter Neighborhood.
“The Nest is a dream…the bottom half will be a community space, and [in] the top half my wife and I will live and have rooms for guest bedrooms, and other places for people to stay,” said Fowler.
Fowler sees the concept of a “living building” as one that has a positive impact on the earth: it both gives back and does not take from the earth.
“It’s able to create its own energies from natural, sustainable ways,” said Fowler.
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“A Watershed Moment” is a weekly radio program focused on environmental news and happenings in West Michigan, plus solutions for living a greener life. Broadcast on WYCE-FM 88.1 on Mondays at 8:30 a.m, and Thursdays and Sundays at 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media Center and West Michigan Environmental Action Council.