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EcoKids Report #5

WEATHERIZATION AND T-SHIRT PRINTING November 21, 1998



On Saturday, November 21, the EcoKids learned weatherization techniques as they worked on a residence in conjunction with Project Warmth. Bob Haush of Metropolitan Energy Center did the on site training showing us how to caulk to keep out the winter wind. He also taught the EcoKids how to install plastic storm windows and wrap a hot water heater with an insulating blanket. These efforts along with weather stripping around doors offer home owners easy and economical ways to save the most money in weatherization efforts. Volunteers Ann Dykas, Ellie Dawson and Roberta Vogel helped make the work go much easier. Thanks.

After lunch EcoKids walked over to Kansas City Art Institute where Matt Walker helped us run off the first batch of our new EcoKids t-shirts. KCAI and Matt were very generous in offering us this opportunity for our kids to see how the silk screen process works and also to experience the very special surroundings and creative students and staff there. Thanks to volunteers Joel Kraft and Ann Dykas helped supervise this afternoon part of the program. The t-shirts are made of recycled cotton and are a natural off white, very sharp.

Rae Petersen of Creative Process scanned EcoKid Karlos Kindle’s design into her computer and experimented with typefaces. I brought Karlos to Creative Process for a final tweaking and arranging elements design session. We all (EcoKids, volunteers and others) really like the design. We all learned that you don’t just throw a logo together. A lot of time and consideration goes into a good product. Thanks to all. We hope to have the logo up on our web site soon. We’ll let you know.


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