The inventor of Ubuntu-Blox will speak at UCA on Sept. 26.
Harvey Lacey, social entrepreneur and inventor, taught local women in Haiti how to construct houses using local materials. He’ll provide a public lecture and demonstration of Ubuntu-Blox at the school’s College of Business on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 1:40 to 2:30 p.m.
Here’s more from UCA:
Harvey Lacey, the inventor of the Ubuntu-Blox, will visit the University of Central Arkansas on September 26 and 27. Lacey will speak to students in the College of Business about the Ubuntu Blox. The Ubuntu Blox is a brick made from recycled plastic bags and Styrofoam. Lacey will demonstrate home construction using the Ubuntu Blox before and after the lecture.
Lacey will discuss how he has taught women in Haiti to build sustainable houses with recycled local materials. The women build houses for themselves and sell the Ubuntu-blox to others. Before and after the talk he will demonstrate how Ubuntu-bloxes are made and how the blox become safe comfortable housing for the poor. Lacey has used the construction material to build homes in Haiti and other areas around the world.
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Here’s more about Ubuntu-Blox from its Facebook page:
Ubuntu-Blox (oo-BOON-too)is a revolutionary idea for simultaneously cleaning up the planet and creating sustainable housing.
Each block is made of three metal wires and 100% recycled plastics. The machine that makes the Ubuntu-Blox is simple and requires little physical effort to create a block about one square foot in size.
The block is made by compressing the plastics together and binding them similar to how one would a hay bale. The process is easy and involves no burning or refinement. Almost any plastics can be used to create a block, including the plastics not currently being processed by recycling centers. These plastics, such as film and foam plastics, are ending up in landfills because they are not considered usable.