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We are an active group of volunteers based out of Seattle, WA.
Our mission is to promote and develop Earth friendly and people friendly community living concepts in the great North West.
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Infinite Solutions Institute hosts 2½-day design/build course with visionary sustainability architect and star of the documentary film “Garbage Warrior” Michael Reynolds
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA On April 12-14, 2013, just prior to Earth Day celebrations, Infinite Solutions Institute will host a weekend training with legendary sustainability pioneer, documentary film star and creator of Earthship Biotecture, Michael Reynolds.
Imagine a home that: heats and cools itself; provides its own food and water; generates its own power; handles its own sanitation; works in harmony with the intelligence of the earth and is made predominantly from recycled materials. This home is called an Earthship, and its technology —which goes beyond merely “green” to actually generative — has been refined through 40 years' hands-on experience worldwide.
A Bicentennial Town Square Event featuring Jonah Reynolds and Bridgette Meinhold
Beyond Conventional Dwellings: What Sustainable Options Exist for Challenged Communities?
May 23, 2013
Event Price: Free
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Formally: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia)
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Topic: How are Earthships Relevant to Philadelphia?
Saturday was expected to be snowy and bitter cold, the goal was to start on the tires for the Greenhouse and if we got enough people...start to plaster the wall built the weekend prior.
I was the first to show up around 8:15am, I laid the cornerstone and took my measurements off it, it was my goal to have the ground leveled on the South face row so that tires could be laid and ready to be pounded when folks arrived.
If you're not familiar with the Earthship concept, it's a pretty arresting idea: Structures built using recycled materials, heating and cooling themselves through solar/thermal dynamics, collecting power from wind and sun, harvesting water from rain and snow, producing food inside and out. Living in an Earthship means living largely without the monthly cost of sustaining a home, living without a day-to-day drain on natural resources.
And beyond being an arresting idea, it's an arresting reality: Architect Michael Reynolds developed the Earthship design, and at the Earthship Biotecture World Headquarters in Taos, N.M., folks can see a premiere example of functioning, sustainable off-grid living in an Earthship.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Earthship Philadelphia has been working to secure a lot in the city to build an education center that is off the grid. It provides its own solar heat, electricity and water. The project has been underway since last summer and is building some traction.
Earthship Philly is spearheaded by Rashida Ali-Campbell. She says while a search is still underway for property to build the school, one earthship greenhouse has been completed at the Emerald Street Urban Farm in Kensington and another is under construction at the Village of the Arts in North Philadelphia.
Denver Earthship Workshop with Michael Reynolds
"Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone - S.A.F.E."
March 22, 23, 24, 2013 at Green Spaces in Denver, Colorado
Michael Reynolds, Internationally Acclaimed Earthship Creator Leads Workshop.
tickets at http://earthship.com/colorado
Garbage Warrior Screening in Philadelphia followed by discussion with Jonah Reynolds.
May 24, 7pm-10pm [$10]
Discounted and side street parking available.
Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” – passive, solar, off-the-grid, sustainable housing. Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills. Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.
Mike’s son and pioneering member of the Taos Earthship Community – has been building earthships since the age of twelve – started the production of bio diesel within the community from waste cooking oil. Many local companies now run their vehicles on the fuel. Jonah has worked on many global projects including the tsunami project.
see also: How are Earthship Relevant to Philadelphia? by Jonah Reynolds
What better way to tear the walls down then to build new ones out of.... tires!?
The walls I speak of tearing down are the metaphorical ones we put up ourselves as people. These "barriers" that safe guard our security. What security? Perhaps..... our comfort zones? Our Houses? Our Food? Our Entertainment?
On February 9th,
Originally over 100 RSVP's were made on a day to be rather cold and icy. A "Prelude to an Earthship" for the community to come together and work together towards a Greater Life for ourselves and the Drive to do so.
Earthships are one of the key factors to help Philadelphia become the leading city in the world for sustainable living. An example for the world to follow.
Earthships represent total independence from anything. From electrical grids going down, from water not working, from giant storms, from freezing weather. Earthships will withstand any natural disaster when conventional architecture and infrastructure is destroyed. The people will still have power, water, sewage and warmth when giant storms hit.
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Earthships on Democracy Now!
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