Yesterday morning, volunteers from the Union Pacific Railroad parked a truckload of environmentally friendly landscaping materials at our ten-home, Green build site in Lynwood. Rubber, recycled mulch, and water conserving plant and flower species, were unloaded by volunteers happy to enhance the sustainability of these homes. What's more, Union Pacific employees stayed to help!
This huge landscaping boost, combined with sustainable elements already included in the homes' designs, will equal lower utility bills. In other words, we decrease water and power consumption and our new homeowners increase savings. It's all part of our goal to provide simple, decent affordable housing.
With the extra help from Union Pacific volunteers, we were able to prep more homes for siding. We also got a ton of wrapping done. For the generous donation and lending of a hand to our future Lynwood families, I must thank Andy Perez, Director of Port Affairs, and Dino Orbiso, Manager of Environmental Field Operations, at Union Pacific Railroad.
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