OUR VISION FOR BLUEBERRY LANE
Our Nation’s First LEED Platinum Inner City Subdivision for Single Family Homes.
Blue is the New Green
About the same time that the projected trend, Blue is the New Green, began to infiltrate the language of sustainability, we envisioned a deep blue way of living on Blueberry Lane that we call Blueway. Just as the edible Blueberry packs a powerhouse of healthy antioxidants, our “Blueberries” would provide the most natural blue-green systems and nutrients to sustain our owners’ well being, comfort and joy.
It Takes a Blueberry to Raise a Community
For cost saving and optimum health, we wanted Blueway to be grounded by LEED Platinum building practices, enlightened by open space designs in Craftsman-style homes, and enriched by a Common Green oasis connecting people to nature in the inner city. The community would organically knit itself together within a natural, Blueberry nibbling environment. We all know it takes a village to raise a child. Likewise, it takes a Blueberry Lane to raise a community.
|When one tugs at a single thing
in nature, one finds
to the rest of the world. – John Muir
From a Distance the World Looks Blue and Green
From a distance the world looks blue and green—but mostly blue which covers two thirds of the planet. This visual puts the notion of the environment into a broader context. We now sense green “fatigue” and welcome the entry of Blue that represents climate change, social conscience, and the emerging new spirit of good-citizen ethics. Likewise, Blueway represents expansive, inclusive community living--broader and deeper--in the way collective human energy activates ideas and changes the planet for the greater good (not to mention saving 90% on your “blueberry’s” energy costs.)
The trend also dovetails with a philosophical movement of living smaller but richer lives, which is also part of Blueway. Peter Walsh's book, It’s All Too Much, and Sarah Susanka’s, The Not So Big Life, are part of the appeal.
Start Living Your Talk
Adam Werbach, founder of the Birth of Blue movement, believes that it's time to get serious about bringing our ideals to the way we live. He says, “Don’t worry, you can still be Green, but Blue is a way to integrate your green ideals into your broader ideals. The first step is developing your own personal practices.”
Come Together, Right Now
We’re inviting your participation in Blueway as a member of our Blueberry community of owners and extended family and friends. We invite you to “Live Your Talk” and access deeper levels of your own sustainable beliefs. After all, since Green has now been defined as a subset of Blue, you can customize your own Blue-Green blend of “being” within the color palette of life.
If you’d like to participate in our vision please contact Lilly, Developer, Village Green Homes. 503 603 9901.
Live Blue. Be Green.