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I wrote about a  PBS four-part series called Edens Lost and Found  last week. In the next few weeks it will take the PBS audience, some 80 million people  to Philadelphia, LA, and Seattle  and  look at sustainable urban ecosystems and what we all can do to improve quality of life, possibly bringing even more energy to an emerging trend in the real estate market .

I was attracted to a segment paying tribute to a teacher by the name of  Deb Perryman. Maybe some of you are former schoolteachers as I am. It makes me smile each time I hear about a teacher who inspires greatness in her students (you have GOT to watch her little video here)..Here is a young woman totally motivating a group of teenage kids. Ms. Perryman teaches about the meaning and practice of stewardship, a subject you all know is close to my heart. If you watch the video clip at the URL above, you will see her unusual classroom, a 35 AC parcel of land she somehow managed to salvage and then sculpt into a nature preserve right out the door of her school!

Today I got an email from Ms. Perryman. She found us via Active Rain!  She wrote:

My name is Deb Perryman and I had googled my name and found your blog. (I google my name it for my District and so that I can follow up with potential partners for my classroom. I have as many people who do not like what I am doing so I like to communicate with them as well.)

I am ashamed to say that I have never heard of your organization or the term eco certified...but I really want to learn more! Can you fill me in?

Thanks for the kind words and like you, I live to see my students taking action in the community. If we do not find ways to motivate our young people, our country will never strengthen. My generation has become a generation of "arm chair citizens" and I want to make sure that every generation after mine understands their power!

Hope to hear from you soon.

Deb Perryman

THANK YOU Active Rain for creating this opportunity to reach out to communities, teachers and individuals, including a number of REALTORS® . As we collaborate  to develop programs and initiatives to reconnect kids with nature in their own neighborhoods, we all win.  This makes me feel good about the future of the real estate business. How about you?   

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cool deal i love PBS i am going to check this out     
Posted by Eddy Martinez (Nationwide Funding Group) almost 13 years ago
Awesome testimonial - it is pretty cool how we can bump into people !
Posted by Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor (The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County) almost 13 years ago
Eddy and Michele...yes, it makes me feel good to know how AR is working so well for us. ..and nice to make those special connections. I can hardly wait to see the rest of the series.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 13 years ago
That's a huge endorsement to the AR Team for all of their work to position us in the search engines, and also to you for providing some great local, personalized content. This is encouraging news for all other Rainers!
Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) almost 13 years ago
Wow...what a great story.  Loved the fact that she tracked you down.
Posted by Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH & the Seacoast Area (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) almost 13 years ago


This year, my team and I have had any number of local and national media contacts..HGTV included...and REALTOR Magazine. All tell us they found us through Active Rain.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 12 years ago


I kept in contact with her for a little while, but am thinking tonight, I will have to touch base with her again...I am so curious about her work in Chicago. This month Ecostructure Magazine's entire magazine is devoted to "Green Chicago"...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 12 years ago
Wow JaneAnne! More active rain connections! We live in a very, very small world! I am also curious about Ms. Perryman's work in Chicago. We took a trip to Chicagoland last week to visit a builder and their development so we can emulate what they are doing with highly efficient homes in affordable price ranges. Chicago has some great things going on! Now I know a little more about where you get your ideas! How cool is that?
Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) almost 12 years ago

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