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    BUILDING A SCHOOL IN INDIA

    It may overlap the highest inhabited plateau in the world, but the Indian State of Ladakh, at the foot of the Himalayas, has some projects underway that could provide the Western world with important lessons in sustainable construction.

    The area is considered to be one of the last remaining strongholds of Tibetan Buddhist culture and community values. Twenty years ago the Dalai Lama designated land here for the education of local children.

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    PHYSICAL SPIRITUAL CONCRETE

    When the United Indian Health Services (UIHS) prepared to build a new health center in the coastal town of Arcata in Northern California, they knew they wanted a structure that would respect Native American architectural traditions. But the traditional building material for the "People of the Redwood" was in scant supply.

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    US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of BE&K — BE&K Press Release, 2002.0701

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