Posted on | February 15, 2010 | No Comments
If you have always wanted to see the movie The Greening of Southie, now’s your chance. I’m moderating a post-movie discussion on March 5th at the Park Slope United Methodist Church – 6th Ave and 8th Street at 8pm. Come for the potluck dinner beforehand at 7! I haven’t seen the movie yet either so it’ll be fun for everyone!
In the traditionally Irish-American working-class neighborhood of South Boston, MA, a new kind of building has taken shape. From wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel, bamboo flooring to dualflush toilets, the Macallen building is something different: a leader in the emerging field of environmentally friendly design.
But Boston’s steel-toed union workers aren’t sure they like it. And when things on the building start to go wrong, the young developer has to keep the project from unraveling.
Building Boston’s first LEED Gold-certified building turns out to be harder than anyone thought. Yet among the I-beams and brickwork emerges a small cadre of unlikely environmentalists who come to connect their work with the future of their children. Created by the co-producers and stars of King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis.