After their house was finished, John and Diane resolved to try and make things easier for anyone else in the Keys looking to build a house as green as theirs. Together with several nonprofit and government organizations, the couple founded Florida Keys Green Living and Energy Education (GLEE)
, which conducts seminars promoting sustainable building and living. "So many pieces have to come together," says John. "Sure, there are education issues, but we also need a regulatory climate that makes green building more doable, not to mention well-trained craftsmen. After all, the public is clamoring for this stuff."