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Hunt to talk in Crosby about a more sustainable world

Ryan Hunt, research and development manager for Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) in Pine River, will share developments and alternative ways to construct cost-efficient homes at an Unlimited Learning event from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Hear...

Ryan Hunt, research and development manager for Hunt Utilities Group (HUG) in Pine River, will share developments and alternative ways to construct cost-efficient homes at an Unlimited Learning event from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Heartwood Senior Living, Crosby.

Cost is $5 for non Unlimited Learning members. For more information, visit www.unlimitedlearning.net .

Since 1999 on the 60-acre HUG campus, research for sustainable living, renewable energy and high efficiency sustainable housing has been conducted. Combining traditional building methods with state of the art technologies furthers the goal of learning how to build houses that heat and cool themselves without or with reduced fossil fuels, help feed the occupants and have zero sewage effluent.

The long-range view of the campus is to create ""living labs" with the structures used for residential, commercial, retail and business incubators for small industry. One of the "incubator" successes is Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), a non-profit energy group that installs solar systems and is developing its own solar hot air collectors to be used with manufactured homes and low-income families.

Another effort is the non-profit Happy Dancing Turtle with a mission to "promote sustainable living" through holding community classes and special events.

Related Topics: HUNT UTILITIES GROUP
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