Independence from the tyranny of fossil fuels, climate change and convention. Earthship Buildings and Systems are beyond Platinum LEED, meet and exceed the Uniform Building Codes and have been built over the last 40 years worldwide. What we can do together for the people of Philadelphia Alleviate homelessness. Alleviate poverty. Alleviate hunger through urban food production. teach ‘green skills’ create ‘green jobs’
Last month, the Philadelphia Land Bank solicited its first request for proposals from developers to acquire and develop 17 contiguous parcels along the 1600 block of North Bodine Street. This RFP marked the first step in putting thousands of Philadelphia’s 40,000 vacant, underused, blighted, delinquent properties to new uses through the municipal land bank. But many wonder: will the Land Bank will really work, in real life? In Philly? The New York Times wrote: “critics are concerned about a provision in the ordinance creating the Philadelphia Land Bank that requires City Council approval for all sales, saying that could delay…
By Cherri Gregg, philadelphia.cbslocal.com PHILADELPHIA (CBS) A community center in West Philadelphia is embarking on a months-long project to build a large, green structure run solely on solar energy. It's called an Earthship" and it'll allow those living there to reduce their carbon footprint. It produces its own food, they generate their own electricity, they have water catchment systems all of the plumbing is internal," says Malaka Hart, CEO of One Art.
To Whom It May Concern, It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of support for the One Art Community Center and the One Art Oasis Farm: Urban Sustainability Project. This project proposes to utilize the vacant land located at 5128-5146 Warren Street, 5141 and 5129 Harlen Street 19131 to be a model of urban sustainability.