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Earthships: Self Sufficient Homes in New Mexico

Andrew visits a community where recycled materials make a green home.

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 Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 735-3456
email: 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, sustainable housing. Earthship n. 1. passive solar home made of natural and recycled materials 2. thermal mass construction for temperature stabilization. 3. renewable energy & integrated water systems make the Earthship an off-grid home with little to no utility bills. Biotecture n. 1. the profession of designing buildings and environments with consideration for their sustainability. 2. A combination of biology and architecture.

Jonah Reynolds
Mike’s son and pioneering member of the Taos Earthship Community – has been building earthships since the age of twelve – started the production of bio diesel within the community from waste cooking oil. Many local companies now run their vehicles on the fuel. Jonah has worked on many global projects including the tsunami project.

see also: How are Earthship Relevant to Philadelphia? by Jonah Reynolds

Sweden to Import Garbage as Trash Supplies Run Dry

As other nations throughout the world struggle to cut the amount of waste piling up in their landfills and marring the landscape, Sweden is facing an entirely different sort of challenge — they’ve run out of trash. Now they’re forced to import some more.

Swedes, you see, are among the planet’s least wasteful people, on average recycling around 96 percent of the garbage they produce. And with what’s left, they’ve found a way to use, having implemented a world-class waste-to-energy incineration program capable of providing electricity sufficient to power hundreds of thousands of homes.

But their hyper-efficiency has led to a unique problem: a trash shortage that could threaten the energy production capacity.

So, what is Sweden to do? Well, according to Swedish officials, the notoriously tidy nation will begin importing garbage from their neighbor Norway — about 80,000 tons of it annually, in fact, to fulfill their energy needs.

Perhaps the best part of all is that, in solving their problem, Swedes actually stand to profit from this endeavor; the Norwegians are going to pay them to take their waste, proving quite succinctly that one nation’s trash can truly be another’s treasure trove.

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Earthship Ireland

Movie Screening Dublin
Garbage Warrior & Earthship Shorts
May 9th 2012 | 7:30PM
€5 per person | Limited seating available.

Michael Reynolds Lecture Dublin
“Sustainable Autonomy for Everyone” S.A.F.E.
May 19th 2012 | 2-4PM
€15 per person | Limited seating available.
Venue: The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street

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Nahyan attends discussions on Oliver Hodge Film Garbage Warrior

2012-03-05 18:04:25
WAM ABU DHABI: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research on Sunday attended discussions on the “Garbage Warrior”, the epic story of U.S Earthship eco architect and documentarian Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities, following the screening of the film at the Zayed University Old campus auditorium.

Renegade architect Michael Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” – passive, solar, off-the-grid, sustainable housing.

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