We’ve been hearing and talking about climate change for years already. It’s time to pay attention, and for everyone to do what they can to alter the possible course of events. You can’t change the world in a day, but if we all pitch in and do our part, change can happen. As my grandmother used to say, “Many hands make light work”, so, if our Cottages simply provide another choice for home buyers that helps convince more people to join this effort, it can begin to make a positive change in housing trends. And we believe this Grassroots effort for change toward better sustainability in housing, can benefit the environment now and for future generations.
Consider all the benefits of change
The idea of reducing consumption and living in a more sustainable manner isn’t new, but we want to be a part of making it more wide-reaching and achievable, more mainstream. In housing, the concepts are simple: Smaller footprints make for less coverage, less environmental impact, and less sprawl, but they also make nicer communities to live in. Smaller Houses use fewer resources to build, less energy to run, and are easier and less expensive to maintain. More sustainable building practices make less waste while rendering structures that will have a longer lifespan.
All of these benefits, as well as the timeless aesthetics, and the flexibility of our floor plans, are what we hope can convince more people to consider joining this Grassroots effort for change. Our Cottages won’t go out of style, and the layouts can change as its residents do, making a Home for now and for the future. This makes our designs sustainable as well, to effectively last for multiple generations, and eliminate the need to build more to replace the obsolete. And, not to be understated, working toward better sustainability in all areas of our lives can begin to turn the tide on global warming.
Change needs to happen now
The U.N. International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the final part of its series of reports on Climate Change on March 20th. In it, scientists predict that with the current rate of global warming, we are coming closer and closer to a tipping point when irreversible changes to the world climate could play out in catastrophic events. Whether the time frame for this point is 100 or 1000 years doesn’t really matter. What’s important to understand is that we all need to step up our response to global warming now, to give future generations a chance to thrive.
We at CCLLC began this journey to try to do our part to make those necessary changes in how we think, and how we live. Hoping that we could add to what others have already done to encourage sustainability in residential construction and in general. And, perhaps, inspire more people to agree that a change would not only be good but is absolutely necessary. To say enough really is enough, and help in a small way to give us all a chance for a future in a healthier environment. Join our Grassroots effort for change to do all we can to be better stewards of this world we live in.