The purpose of The Green Prairie Foundation for Sustainability/GPFS
is to support and develop the use of sustainable building materials
and other renewable resources through cooperative ventures, collaborations
and partnerships with agricultural, manufacturing and building
industries, government agencies and entities, private individuals,
businesses and organizations.
of state and regional partners and collaborators developed to
assist with and support programs, projects, and events related
to the use of strawbale and natural building methods and materials.
of The Last Straw, an international quarterly journal
of straw-bale construction and natural building methods and materials.
and projects to demonstrate the benefits of building the natural
school-ecotourism center a teaching/learning center in
and training for architects and engineers, builders and owner/builders,
contractors and subcontractors, developers, bankers and
lenders, real estate agents and appraisers, and insurers to design,
develop, construct, finance, insure and offer to the general public
well-designed, well-constructed buildings applying the principles
cooperative and network to gather, house and distribute salvageable
building materials using volunteers and in collaboration with
government agencies, recycling/reuse programs and other sources
to staff and operate the venture.
of affordable and mainstream housing utilizing alternative materials
and methods for construction and incorporating energy and water
of new markets for agricultural crop residues and fibers.
and evaluation of plant and crop materials to determine properties
that would be valuable in converting these resources into a wide
variety of products.
Green Prairie Foundation for Sustainability/GPFS is a Nebraska
nonprofit and public charity with 501(c)(3) tax status dedicated
to education and training, research and evaluation, and promotion
supporting sustainable agriculture and manufacturing, and the
building of structures and communities to preserve the planet
and its resources to the benefit of all people.
Board of Directors
Joyce Coppinger - Executive Director and Member of the Board
2110 South 33rd St.
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506-6001
<jc10508 AT windstream.net>
<corbyrenard AT windstream.net>