February 28, 2019

Buildings and their role in causing and reversing climate change

Energy efficient buildings and materials

Chris Magwood will present the latest information on energy efficient building and materials and some background about the Endeavour Centre and the Endeavour Sustainable Building School which occupies a unique position in the green building world. “We provide experiential education at the intersection of high-performance and natural building,” said Magwood.

He is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, beautiful and inspiring buildings without wrecking the whole darn planet in the attempt.

He co-founded “Camel’s Back Construction”, and over eight years helped to design and/or build about 20 homes and a few commercial buildings, mostly with straw bales and often with renewable energy systems. He co-authored three books on straw bale construction:. He was also the editor of The Last Straw Journal, an international quarterly of straw bale and natural building.

 He now brings this experience and passion to his role as curriculum developer and instructor at Endeavour. He loves working with learners and collaborating with professionals and newcomers alike to create remarkable buildings and communities.

Chris was awarded the 2008 Excellence in Education Award by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). He was named a Canadian Eco-Hero by Harrowsmith Magazine. He has won numerous design and teaching awards, including a Home Sweet Home Award for Affordable Housing. Chris is an active speaker and workshop instructor in Canada and internationally.


The entrance fee of $5.00 per person, a donation or sponsorship helps cover costs. Children are free. For more information contact Ray Wellman at (613) 848-7697, infoathastingsstewardship.ca or hastingsstewardship.ca


11379 Highway 62, Huntingdon Veterans Community Hall, Ivanhoe
Madoc , ON K0K 2K0
February 28, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00
44° 23' 46.05" N, 77° 28' 16.68" W