The Argument for Decentralization

Municipalities raise tax money to build coal fired power plants and sewage treatment facilities.  There is a tremendous effort to raise funds for such projects, let alone the time involved, sometimes years.  At that point the facility has to be designed using the latest technology.  Then construction drawings are developed by architects and engineers which adds up to a huge amount of money, and possibly years more.  

 

The project is then built which can again take several years and even more money.  In the end the municipality has a new utility facility that took as many as ten years and millions, if not billions of dollars to manifest.  No matter what new technology may happen in the following weeks, months and years immediately after the build; the municipality is locked into using this facility for at least fifty years due to the huge investment of time and money that had already gone into the structure.  This is how economy and centralization curb evolution.  

Viruses and bacteria evolve in hours.  Single family cellular homes are built every minute somewhere in the world.  Sustainable practices must be implemented on a decentralized individual basis for evolution to happen.  If a home is built and something in the technology evolves, then the next home, the next hour will address it.  This hourly evolution puts us in a position to survive.  Fifty year evolution increments resulting from centralized mega systems are sure to be fatal to the human race.  

The Earthship concepts are singular, cellular, individual and decentralized.  They are the future.

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Earthship Academy 2016

Earthship Academy 2016 In 2016, the Earthship Academy enters it’s fifth full year of existence. To date over 600 students from all over the world have attended the program here in Taos, New Mexico and our Global Sessions. During the 2015 sessions Academy students completed a Global Model Earthship (the latest Earthship design) at the Greater World Earthship Community, started 3 new Earthship buildings, worked on the...Read More

JANUARY page of a new Earthship calendar

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Gingerbread Earthship By Eric Ficinus

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Sunset at the Earthship Biotecture HQ in Taos, NM

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A call to arms for the Global Earthship Army

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Guided Earthship Tours

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Earthship Biotecture and the University of New Mexico

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Out Of The Blue: Exclusive Behind The Scenes & Earthship Video

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About Earthship Biotecture

Earthship construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements so you can get a permit no matter where you are. Earthship Biotecture is beyond LEED Architecture. Earthships are green buildings that meet standard building codes. EarthshipBiotecture is based on the work of principal architect, Michael Reynolds. (see: media resume)

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