Earthships and Michael Reynolds are featured in a new documentary “Fall and Winter: A Survival Guide for the 21st Century”. The film has been featured at SXSW and San Francisco Hot Docs as well as numerous other festivals. Director Matt Anderson will be holding a private screening of the movie in Taos today for Michael and the Earthship Academy students. Trailer may be seen here: www.fallwintermovie.com Read More
After a long wait, Earthships are coming to Darwin in the form of two evening presentations coming this week at CDU. Wednesday night will see a general presentation of Biotecture’s aims, principles and applications, looking at recent projects participated by Earthship Australia representative Rachel Goldlust. Thursday night will see the Darwin premier of ‘Australia’s First Earthship’ a documentary by Jennifer Brownson looking at the community surrounding the first Earthship project completed in Australia in 2013. Come along of you’ve been interested in Earthships and want to find ways of getting involved or justget inspired for a new way of living!
Time lapse imagery by Kurt Schmidt. Earthships are Radically Sustainable Buildings.Thermal/Solar Heating & Cooling. Solar & Wind Electricity. Contained Sewage Treatment. Building with Natural & Recycled Materials. Water Harvesting. Food Production.
“Earthship Biotecture”: Renegade New Mexico Architect’s Radical Approach to Sustainable Living
New Mexico residents are trying to a break free from Los Alamos’ nuclear legacy by creating more environmentally sound ways of living. At the forefront of this struggle is renegade architect Michael Reynolds, creator of radically sustainable living options through a process called “Earthship Biotecture.” Reynolds’ solar homes are created from natural and recycled materials, including aluminum cans, plastic bottles and used tires. These off-the-grid homes minimize their reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels by harnessing their energy from the sun and wind turbines. In Taos, New Mexico, Reynolds gives us a tour of one of the sustainable-living homes he created.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to run into Michael Reynolds, the Garbage Warrior, this is an excellent introduction. We wanted to interview Michael as he really is, a visionary looking toward an uncertain future but tuning into what we need to do in the present moment.
Michael Reynolds, inventor of the Earthship Concept sits down ‘with the world’ live, over the internet at the Phoenix Earthship. Entirely powered by the sun and the wind, the Earthship Webinar’ is broken down into 8 parts and covered all aspects of Earthship Biotecture.
NEW DONATION GOAL FOR MALAWI PROJECT: $60,000
For materials needed for the local people to continue building the Kapita Earthship Community Center after the EB crew and volunteers leave on October 20th.
The project is to become a sustainable development epicenter for 38 villages and over 5,000 rural people in South East Mzimba district in Malawi. The Kapita Earthship Community Centre is to house a community bank, a library, a dispensary, offices and a food bank.
The local people of Kapita and the surrounding villages will be training alongside Michael Reynolds and members of the Earthship crew, former Academy Students and over 60 volunteers during the two week project launch.
Partnering with local non-profit, Empower Malawi, Earthship Biotecture and all of those involved in the project will complete two of the eight rooms in the center over the course of two weeks. The other six rooms will be continued and will raise the money for materials.