Lisa Masters with Metro East Home and Garden Show

– Posted in: Blog, Events, Green Gab Podcast

Lisa Masters, representing the Knight Stewards organization, a parent group of Metro-East Lutheran High School in Edwardsville, Illinois, gabbing with Marla and Tony about the Metro East Home and Garden Show. The Knight Stewards is a strongly established group of volunteer alumni, friends and families associated with Lutheran High School who work together to engage young adults [...]

PWB: Blazing Trails, Creating Opportunities

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Recognizing the role of women in the industry, the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), celebrated Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, by taking a closer look at the growth of women in the workforce building industry. The NAHB took note of the  positive trends women are making in assuming leadership roles and inspiring the [...]

Building Hope and Supporting Leaders of the Future

– Posted in: Blog, Events, Green Homes, Green Living

In their continued recognition of the role of women in the industry, the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), celebrated Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, by looking back to PWB’s first president, Hope Bettilyon, and the scholarship named in her honor.  In 1949, Mrs. Bettilyon, the wife of a Salt Lake City home builder, organized the [...]

Getting Started with Green Homes

– Posted in: Events At a workshop offered by Tulsa HBA on February 26, 2018, Marla Esser Cloos, NAHB Master Certified Green Professional, inspires and educates about what makes a green home green and how to do it, a bit at a time or all at once. Addressing the basics of what a “green home” is, how to market and [...]

Green Homes Festival and Green Jean Ponzi

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Gabbing with Green Jean Ponzi of Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center. EarthWays is the sustainability division of the Garden, which is well respected around the country for their sustainability and even helps other gardens with sustainability. Jean has long been a pillar of the green and sustainability movement in the St. Louis area through her [...]

2017 New Year Happenings

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Events, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects

OMG! The fulfillment of a life goal is here and it is thrilling. My book Living Green Effortlessly – Simple Choices for a Better Home is available now and officially launches next week at the Builders Show. While writing and publishing a book is a life dream come true, it definitely had its ups and [...]