West Pacific USA

Earthship Seattle – August 2013 update

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

Turn Old Into New and Improved at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire!

Posted on June 5, 2013 by

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!

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Earthship Seattle in Three Steps

“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!

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Earthship Seattle

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

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Rennovation Nation: Earthship in Los Angeles County

from planetgreen.com | Rennovation Nation

Los Angeles Times Earthship Guide

May 18, 1997 | Associated Press

A brief look at the building, operation and cost of Earthships:

Construction: Used tires are packed with dirt and stacked on steel reinforcing rods to form exteriors. Aluminum cans are tucked between the tires and the entire walls are coated with mixed mud and straw. Interior walls are made of cement and glass bottles.

Water: Water is collected from rainfall on the roof, stored in 3,000-gallon cisterns and passed through filters before coming out to sinks and showers. The water then drains through an interior garden, is pumped back through toilets and then flushes (as sewage) into outdoor gardens that leach out waste.

Electricity: Power is generated by rooftop solar panels and windmills. Electricity is captured in batteries that must have water added to them about once a month. An Earthship office can run six computers, fax machines, copiers and more with solar- and wind-generated power. Homeowners say cloudy days mean less power, and they time their vacuuming accordingly.

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A letter from Michael Reynolds, in Copenhagen

I just read this executive order copy from the governor of california, Arnold Schwarzenegger about Sea Levels rising, etc.

It is not out of the question that this method be used to move forward in todays world. It is clear that nothing tangible will happen here in Copenhagen between all the countries to effect climate …change.

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