This Spring semester the UNM Green Technologies program will be offering Intro to Earthship Biotecture as one of their electives to fulfill the sustainability credit. Phil Basehart, who has worked for Earthship Biotecture for over 20 years, will be the lead instructor. Guest instructors will include Michael Reynolds and Earthship systems specialists from our plumbing and electrical staff. Students will tour Earthships, take classes on Earthship design principles and spend time on construction sites learning how to pound tires, lay cans and bottles and plaster with adobe. We are excited to start this partnership with UNM and hope it paves the way for Earthship concepts to enter the curriculum at the college level here in New Mexico and around the country and world.
To sign up online please visit: www.taos.unm.edu/current-schedule
Our people here at Earthship Seattle are busy bees. We’re working on promoting and coordinating the upcoming Earthship Seminar in Seattle with Mike Reynolds on September 20, 21, 22. We’re also distributing flyers, contacting local media to inspire them to do stories on Earthships, designing posters and t-shirts, running movie screenings and meetings, and we are about to build a WOM (Water Organization Module), as well as gathering information on building permits, etc. Read More
Posted on June 5, 2013 by allamericangirl2016
Ever think about productive ways we can use (or save!) the earth’s resources? Wood, water, soil, or even what you may consider to be “junk?” Believe it or not, this “junk” can be used to make some pretty sustainable (and fun!) items, such as alternative housing or even model transportation! If you ever need new ideas about what to do with your old stuff, the Seattle Mini Maker Faire will provide you with endless inventive ideas!
“Earthship Seattle” was born in early Fall 2012 and quickly became a tight group of dedicated volunteers who see Earthships as one of the best solutions for the future to help people be resilient and free without harming the planet.
Plus, the bottle walls are pretty!
spring Academy update from the job site – building a one bedroom global model in the Greater World Community
first courses of tires, Q&A with Phil, cooling tubes, thermal wrap
earthship spring academy week 2 – systems classes, tire pounding cont., thermal wrap, cisterns/plumbing, subfloors, prepping for concrete footing, moving dirt.
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.
On the web: http://www.earthshipnw.org/
On MeetUp: http://www.meetup.com/Earthship-Seattle/
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EarthshipSeattle
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?
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.