October 8th, is a big day for the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity. Not only will they be celebrating the organization’s 20th year, but they are also marking the completion of the new Eco Village! In honor of this event, EarthCam is sharing its new time-lapse movie, documenting the construction process for the sustainable living community in River Falls, WI from April 2013 to September 2016.
The webcam technology company donated the camera, managed services and marketing efforts in order to share this important project with people around the world. With the webcam, viewers were able to follow each stage of construction for a true understanding of the ecological building practices that went into this important effort.
Jim Cooper, Associate Director for the St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity stated, “When we set up the EarthCam, we intended it mainly to showcase the Eco Village project of creating a neighborhood of high-performing, energy efficient affordable homes. It succeeded well beyond our expectations, bringing us visitors from throughout the entire country. It let others involved in creating affordable housing, potential donors and partners and anyone curious watch our progress. We will be using the archived images and timelines in fundraising efforts and presentations about our award-winning project. Our EarthCam has spoiled us and I look forward to moving it to our next effort in the spring!”