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Friday, November 30, 2007

FAROE FRIDAY: CLINTON WAS INSPIRED

This news item is completely ripped off from Faroe Man, but I think it's cool enough that it should be repeated.

In October, Bill Clinton visited the Faroe Islands and gave a one hour speech on the environmental and social effects of a globalized economy. He devoted a large portion his opening remarks to the traditional turf roof buildings in the Faroe Islands. Clinton claimed that if every building had greenery on top, global warming would be greatly reduced. At times during his speech, he seemed almost obsessed with the turf roofs.

Now this news: Clinton has announced that he is greening up the roof of the Clinton Library in Little Rock. Indeed, it appears he's trying to bring a little bit of the Faroe Islands to Arkansas.

The above example of a more traditional Faroese turf roof house comes from this person's Flickr stream. There's a lot of great stuff there and I highly recommend you check it out.

The building is located in Saksun, a small village of 30 people on Streymoy. It appears to be a lovely place.

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