William’s EcoPedia

A former alumni and workshop coordinator has recently published a book about sustainability called William’s Ecopedia

Wes Ozier was the Workshop Coordinator at Arcosanti for several years in the early 2000s. I had the chance to work with him here at Arcosanti during that time.

He has since then worked as a Ecosa Institute staff member, a volunteer for the USGBC, and student of the ASU School of Sustainability. Most recently he has been involved at the Lost Valley Educational Center in charge of educational and workshop development.

See this video of the actor Ellen Page as she talks about her experiences at the Lost Valley Educational Center on Jay Leno.

He has recently become a self-published author with his first book titled “William’s Ecopedia: Topics in Sustainability from Arcology to Xeriscaping” Its a compilation of articles that he’s written over, since he became interested in sustainability and green design.

Centered around the topic of sustainability, they highlight a variety of topics that are of interest to him. This includes: aquapaonics, community supported agriculture, ecomachines, sustainable materials

He wrote so that it would be understandable by the layman, but also stimulating for professionals as well. He says that this “book will give you an insight into understanding what it will take for us all to make a sustainable future together.”

Introducing July 2010 Arcosanti Workshopper Marina Sapunova

Marina Sapunova is a workshopper majoring in Architecture from Moscow, Russia. She was able to come here by getting a grant from Berekeley University in CA to come to Arcosanti and report on the project. She is on the last week of her workshop and is working in Archives. She has demonstrated her proficiency in English to such an extent that she is being allowed by Archivist Sue Anaya to do posts to Arcosanti’s blog (Today@Arcosanti). See her posts here: http://www.arcosanti.org/today/2010/08.html