The article "It's easy being green" (News, May 26-June 2) was a puffy piece about Cal Poly students building a "green" solar-powered house they'll truck to Washington, D.C. for a contest.
This tiny 600-square-foot green home should cost about $60,000, not the quarter-million being thrown into it.
The house's $45,000 solar electric system should produce about 24 Kwh per day, a profligate quantity for a tiny green house and enough to turn it into a refrigerator.
Trucking the house to D.C. and back wastes countless dollars and diesel fuel.
The money going into this high-profile project could build four or more small green houses right here for people who really, really need them.
Is the Solar Decathlon really about making a better world, or is it just another Cal Poly publicity stunt?
San Luis Obispo