Monthly Archives: February 2013

Philadelphia Event featuring Jonah Reynolds and Bridgette Meinhold. May 2013

A Bicentennial Town Square Event featuring Jonah Reynolds and Bridgette Meinhold Beyond Conventional Dwellings: What Sustainable Options Exist for Challenged Communities?
May 23, 20135:30 Reception6:30-8:00 ProgramEvent Price: FreeAcademy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (Formally: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia)1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway215 299.1000
 
Topic: How are Earthships Relevant to Philadelphia?

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By |February 26th, 2013|

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First Aquaponics Salad from Earthship Biotecture Visitor Center

February 20. 2013, I made our first AQUAPONIC salad from lettuce, tomatoes and herbs, growing in our Aquaponic system.
This Aquapocic System was built on 9 and 10 October 2012, by James Fry, an Earthship Academy student from 2012, as his independent field study.
Follow him on GrowEverywhere.com/aquaponics, and also see our article Earthship Installs First Aquaponics System at HQ
 

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By |February 25th, 2013|

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Earthship building with Marcus Sisk

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.

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By |February 25th, 2013|

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Sierra Leone Earthship Africa Update

Dear all, Here is the Goderich Waldorf School, Sierra Leone, built with love.
With deepest gratitude to Mike Reynolds’ gift to the world and everyone whose hands and/or hearts helped to make this dream a reality. Attached are photos of Sunday 17th February 2013.
Pema ClarkThe Dhana Trust (UK)for The Goderich Waldorf School, Sierra Leone http://www.goderichwaldorf.org/(visit their website, tell them what you think)

 

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By |February 21st, 2013|

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Earthship Denver – March 22 – 24 2013

Denver Earthship Workshop with Michael Reynolds 
“Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone – S.A.F.E.”March 22, 23, 24, 2013 at Green Spaces in Denver, ColoradoMichael Reynolds, Internationally Acclaimed Earthship Creator Leads Workshop.tickets at http://earthship.com/colorado
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By |February 18th, 2013|

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Garbage Warrior Viewing and Discussion featuring Jonah Reynolds

Garbage Warrior Screening in Philadelphia followed by discussion with Jonah Reynolds.
May 24, 7pm-10pm [$10] Discounted and side street parking available.
Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia – http://www.phillyethics.org/1906 Rittenhouse SquarePhiladelphia, PA 19103(215) 735-3456email: office@phillyethics.org
Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” – passive, solar, off-the-grid, […]

By |February 14th, 2013|

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Simple Survival Concept and Rationale

A few years back we all drove big cars.  Those were the days of the big Lincolns and Chryslers, and Cadillacs.  Even the Chevys and the Fords were big.  They were made with thick metal and they were heavy and big.   When the energy crunches began, and fuel prices started to rise a few brave companies put out compact cars.  They were ridiculed at first.  They were called “toys” and “unsafe”.  The first models of compact cars were loosing issues in terms of profits but they illustrated that you can still get there in a smaller car… and get there a lot cheaper.  The fuel prices never stopped going up.  Sure they would take a dive here and there but the over all graph on fuel prices was up.  So it is now with housing. Housing has been big and inefficient for a long time.  Energy shortages and dwindling natural resources are making us look at smaller, more planet dynamic housing.  The Earthship Simple Survival Concept is our answer to this issue.

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By |February 14th, 2013|

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Final days for this round in Comalapa, Guatemala

The Earthship crew has completed the 3-week build that donated a home to a family in Comalapa, Guatemala for the second time around.  Working with Long Way Home, a non-profit organization in Comalapa working to build sustainable schools, we were able to raise the appropriate amount of money as well as gather volunteers and organize to allow this project to take place.   We are thankful for all who participated and donated to this project.

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By |February 13th, 2013|

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Guatemala Tues Wed – Week 3 Update – Enclosure Systems

The house is on its way to full enclosure and completion as the Earthship crew will be leaving Guatemala early Saturday.  With two workdays left, we are in a good place to leave Long Way Home foreman, Romeo Apen, to do the finishes to his liking on his new home.  

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By |February 13th, 2013|

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Earthship Guatemala Week 3

Blackwater/Power/Finishes

It is the final week of construction in Comalapa and the building is moving toward finishes.  Lou and his group are working on the black water cells.  The front of the house is trenched appropriately and the septic has been piped into the botanical cells.  Today, the trenches were lined with plastic and then filled with big rock, gravel – to be filled with dirt.

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By |February 8th, 2013|

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