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From Trash to Homes – Building Earthships Outside of Bogota

From Trash to Homes – Building Earthships Outside of Bogota

My buddy Jeff and I recently spent a week volunteering with an organization called Los Tecnicos that is building a number of small, sustainable, off-the-grid houses about an hour outside of Bogota in a town called Choachi. These homes are constructed with predominately with salvaged and reused materials: tires with dirt pounded inside for the walls, plastic bottles packed with plastic wrappers and other assorted garbage to make bricks, as well as other salvaged goods.

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Riverfront property bordering National forest with Earthship (Jemez Mountains)

Riverfront property bordering National forest with Earthship (Jemez Mountains)

Jemez Springs Area, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale. Riverfront mountain property with unfinished Passive Solar Earthship, attached to large Greenhouse/Atrium Dome. Borders National Forest on two sides. 15 Fruit trees, year-round stream. One hour from Santa Fe/ABQ. Price reduced by $130K to $249,000 FALL 2016 UPDATE – last chance, property off the market soon! interested? contact the owner via greenhomesforsale.com Rare waterfront mountain property with a creek!

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Kinetic Wave Energy Power Stations

Kinetic Wave Energy Power Stations

The concept was invented by sailing enthusiasts Niels and Keld Hansen in 2000. The challenge was to create a regular output of energy from ocean swells and waves that are 5-10 seconds apart. This was achieved with a row of half-submerged buoys, which rise and fall in turn as the wave passes, forming the iconic part of Wavestar’s design. This allows energy to be continually produced despite waves being periodic.

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Earthship360: Video

Earthship360: Video

Earthship360 is an educational and research organization providing sustainable buildings for residential, commercial and government use.   Earthship360 is dedicated to providing a comprehensive package that would aim to allow individuals, communities, cities, and entire regions to thrive as independently as possible, while acting in harmony with our environment, among various cultures, and within the world economy. The difference between Earthship360’s holistic approach and those of other actors in this field, however, is that we blend a high-level, broad-spectrum worldview with excellence in creating the built environment that in turn allows for a comprehensive, value added product—structures, amenities, and lifestyle…

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RV Off-grid Power System

RV Off-grid Power System

Upgrading My RV Battery Bank and 12 Volt System A LITTLE OF MY RIGS BATTERY HISTORY When we bought our 30 foot Keystone Cougar fifth wheel new it came with one preinstalled deep cycle battery rated at 85 ampere hours. Having camped for many years in a campervan with a similar sized coach battery, I knew that 85 AH capacity wasn’t going to cut it. We were headed off on a one-year journey and planned to do some off the grid dry camping (AKA – boondocking). I decided to increase our battery capacity and purchase a pair of six-volt golf…

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Sustainable Lorraine house built with recycled tires, glass bottles completed (VIDEO)

Sustainable Lorraine house built with recycled tires, glass bottles completed (VIDEO)

LORRAINE — It was a tiring effort, one that came close to the deadline, but five good years of physically demanding work has come to a close for the Cronk family. The project, a 4,000-square-foot home featuring more than 1,300 recycled tires and about 10,000 repurposed wine and liquor bottles, is finally complete. “I’ve been up here so much, the fact I’m going to be living here very, very soon, it really hasn’t hit me that I’m actually gonna live here,” said Anthony S. Cronk, a technology teacher at South Jefferson Middle School. “I know it’s kind of hard for…

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Can You Dig This – by John Legend

Can You Dig This – by John Legend

South Los Angeles. What comes to mind is gangs, drugs, liquor stores, abandoned buildings and vacant lots. The last thing that you would expect to find is a beautiful garden sprouting up through the concrete, coloring the urban landscape. As part of an urban gardening movement taking root in South LA, people are planting to transform their neighborhoods and are changing their own lives in the process. Calling for people to put down their guns and pick up their shovels, these “gangster gardeners” are creating an oasis in the middle of one of the most notoriously dangerous places in America.

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