Conference Live Stream, Plus a Keynote by President Bill Clinton: 10/05/2013 10/06/2013
FREE Live Stream: Omega’s Where We Go From Here weekend conference.
You’ll hear keynote addresses from top leaders in sustainability—Jeremy Rifkin, Majora Carter, David W. Orr, Janine Benyus, Paul Hawken, Rob Hopkins, Michael E. Reynolds, Bob Berkebile, and President Bill Clinton. There will also be plenty of conversation and a panel discussion between selected speakers. Read More
I began working with stained glass 7 years ago, creating windows for Michael Reynolds’ Earthship homes in New Mexico and Montana. Some windows represent specific requests from clients, others were my own design, all are one of a kind originals. Read More
I have never heard of “Earthship” when looking at green homes before, I am so glad I stumbled upon this article as It has really made me think about my own set up and maybe even changed my mind and build one for my family. Basicly an Earthship is a very green, sustainable home. “Earthships can be built in any part of the world and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production. The Most Versatile and Economical sustainable green building design in the world”
The great thing about these designs is Earthships catch water from the sky (rain & snow melt) and use it four times. Water is heated from the sun, biodiesel and/or natural gas. Earthships can have city water as backup. Earthships do not pollute underground water aquifers. Read more about this awesome way of living below.
10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome
Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. For the reasons that follow, I believe Earthships can actually change the world. See for yourself!
1) Sustainable does not mean primitive Read More
As a citizen of the earth…
I fully have the right…
to harvest water from the sky
to grow my own food in my own home
to harvest energy from the sun and the wind
to contain and reuse my own waste on my own land
to make my shelter comfortable without the use of fossil fuels
and to harvest what others throw away to construct my own home
I am willing to die to defend these rights and to spread the knowledge of how to
achieve them to others.
If six billion other people said this as well…
we would transcend the corporations, the governments, and the federal reserve bank.
We, the people, would always survive.
I Dreamed I was an angel,
I knew how to fly
I saw fire in the canon
burning red up in the sky.
I saw people in the darkness,
I saw people in the light.
They were singing to each other
and it echoed through the night.
WE WILL ALWAYS SURVIVE -
WE WILL LIVE FOREVER Read More
Native peoples, plants and animals existed for many millennia without an adverse affect on the Earth’s ability to support life in general and humans in particular. These beings encountered earth phenomena for sustenance. They did not have an “economy”. They did not have “garbage”.
In the short amount of time that modern humanity has been around we have managed to have serious adverse effects on the ability of this planet to support healthy human life. This modern human economy has bred for us a thing called garbage. Are economy and garbage the ingredients that have caused modern humans to adversely effect the Earth’s ability to support a flourishing human existence?
The modern world has an ailing system that tries to sustain a monstrous and oppressive economy, an economy that is supposed to sustain the people, it doesn’t succeed. A greater world would have a system made to provide for the people…and the nourishment of the people would sustain a more insignificant economy. Sustenance means the provision of comfortable shelter, water, electricity, food and sanitation for every man, woman and child on the planet. Where as economy should not be a beast that unless it is happy and balanced the people suffer. It should not be a beast that expels mountains of garbage all over the earth. It should not be a beast that wars are fought just to feed it. Economy should be an insignificant aspect of an independently healthy and secure human existence. Economy is the result, not the means, of sustaining people.
The modern world economy produces garbage on an insane level. A greater world based on the needs of the people would transform and consume garbage. Garbage is the result of economy. Sustain the people and you will transcend economy. Transcend economy and you will transform and eliminate the very concept of garbage. Transcend economy. Transform garbage. Create a better life.
The key to having a better life for all people is found in the sustenance for all people…not just some people, but all people.
I HAVE FOUND A MAGNIFICENT HORSE
I HAVE SEEN THAT NO ONE CAN RIDE IT BUT ME
I CAN RIDE IT BECAUSE I KNOW ABOUT “THE WAYS”
BUT AFTER YOU USE “THE WAYS” FOR A WHILE
YOU LEARN THEM SO WELL
YOU DO NOT EVEN NEED THE MAGNIFICENT HORSE
SO YOU WANT SOMEONE ELSE TO BE ABLE TO RIDE IT
IT IS TOO BEAUTIFUL NOT TO BE RIDEN
IT IS AMAZING FEELING TO THINK OF PASSING THE
MAGNIFICENT HORSE ON TO SOMEONE… Read More
CONFLICT INTO CONFLUENCE
IF TWO GIANT ROCKS COLLIDE THERE IS CONFLICT.
THE TWO SOLIDS SMASH TOGETHER AND BOTH ARE DAMAGED
OR IF ONE IS LARGER AND HARDER THEN THE OTHER IS MORE DAMAGED.
THE POINT IS THAT DAMAGE IS DONE WHEN TWO SOLIDS COLLIDE.
THIS IS CONFLICT – THINGS IN A SOLID STATE COLLIDE AND DAMAGE RESULTS.
IF TWO GIANT RIVERS COLLIDE THERE IS CONFLUENCE.
THE TWO LIQUID MOVING BODIES FLOW TOGETHER AND MIX AND BECOME ONE WITH THE COMBINED FORCE OF THE TWO.
IF ONE IS LARGER – IT DOES NOT MATTER – THEY STILL MIX
FLUIDITY of THOUGHT
Fluid thoughts see no conflict;
they just flow around everything.
Fluid thoughts are not crystalized;
they shape change but remain in tact.
Fluid thoughts, therefore, have no enemies.
There is no frustration with fluid thoughts as there is no challenge, no conflict, no collision, no stress.
The lack of stress results in the bearer of the thought being more at ease, healthier and, therefore, stronger as fluid thought flows around challenge.
Fluid thought does allow, and even welcomes, influence and direction,
but these happen without stress to the bearer or other creatures.
This is due to the effects of fluid thinking being “soft”. Read More
TAKING FLUID THINKING FURTHER
NOW THERE ARE CRYSTALIZED OBSTACLES ALWAYS OUT THERE…
OTHER THOUGHT PATTERNS OF OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL AS GENERAL DOGMA AND BELIEF SYSTEMS.
IF YOU ARE FLUID, THEY ARE NOT A PROBLEM FOR YOUR OWN MANEUVERABILITY. SO THERE IS NO CONFLICT. BUT CONFLUENCE IS MUCH MORE POWERFUL THAN JUST THE LACK OF CONFLICT.
TO ESTABLISH CONFLUENCE, THESE OBSTACLES MUST ALSO BE LIQUIFIED.
THIS TAKES MORE ENERGY THAN JUST LIQUIFYING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS. YOUR RIVER OF THOUGHT MUST BECOME EVANGELIZED. Read More