The Insignificant Economy

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?

tire pile1The 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.

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EarthRhythm Event in Toronto Nov, 2015

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Guided Earthship Tours

Guided Earthship Tours In addition to the self guided tour that goes through our Earthship Visitor Center daily, we also have  2 kinds of guided tours. Guided tours are generally reserved for groups of 10 or more, however, we can accommodate a smaller group for a minimum of $100. 1) The Guided tour through our Earthship Visitor Center includes: Admittance to the building which is very similar to a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, packaged...Read More

Earthship Biotecture and the University of New Mexico

Earthship Biotecture and the University of New Mexico Earthship Biotecture has partnered with the University of New Mexico to offer an accredited college class in the Construction Technologies department.  “Introduction to Earthship Biotecture” covers the basics of Earthshjp’s integrated design process and construction methods. This fall we will be offering our third semester of this course.  We hope to develop this partnership into full accreditation for...Read More

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

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Cash for Trash on National Geographic

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"The American Dream" Earthships

"The American Dream Project" travelled around the United States on motorcycles visiting towns and communities in search of places where the American Dream is still alive.  In the "Taos: Innovation" episode they visited the Greater World Earthship Community and the Earthship Academy.  They spoke with Earthship Founder Michael Reynolds, Academy advisor Tom Duke and a few of the students.  They also pitched in and...Read More

The "Extraordinary" Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds is featured amongst 50 people who fit the category of "extraordinary." By: Peter Horsfield "Sustainable, comfortable and eco-friendly. These are just a few of the words that one can use to describe the architectural wonders called “Earthships” that were designed and constructed by Mike Reynolds, an architect with an environmentalist perspective. Mike’s designs may often be regarded by many...Read More

Earthship-Festival in Köln Holweide

Zur Feier des #earthday war das noch3 Team am Earthship-Festival in Köln Holweide mit gutem Essen und functional Training auch vertreten. #eatclean #traindirty #noch3 #earthday #earthship #easyearthshipcrew #cologne A photo posted by Noch3 Performance Center (@noch3_performance) on Apr 22, 2015 at 12:13pm PDT

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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