The JP Green House was launched in June, 2008 with the purchase of an abandoned, former neighborhood store in the Bourne neighborhood on the Jamaica Plain/Roslindale line. Our objectives include:

•  meet
passivhaus standards, achieving zero (net) carbon emissions in our residence.

•  reduce total (gross) carbon emissions for our family below 75% of the US average (per capita).

•  move toward self-sufficiency, supplying more than half of our own foodstuffs from our garden, berry patch and fruit and nut trees;

•  open our project and house to interested persons, both on-line and at the site, throughout planning, construction and residence.

•  document expenses, experience and energy use in a transparent manner.

create space in the old storefront for community and social events and education programs on sustainable living and climate change.

•  augment our children's formal education by attending to character and moral strength, expose them to practical skills for self-reliance, and have the most fun which can be had living in the JP Green House.


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