Earthrise: Earthships + North Aral Sea Revival

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The arid New Mexico desert is home to a cluster of unusual buildings called ‘Earthships’ — environmentally-sustainable, self-sufficient homes made using recycled and natural materials. Plus, the revival of the North Aral sea, thanks to more efficient irrigation to increase in the inflow of the Syr Darya river, endangered fish reintroduction programmes and the 13-kilometre Kok-Aral dam. Continue reading

Garbage Warrior (2008)

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Earthship Hungary on May 20, 2011


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About Garbage Warrior

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.

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Haiti Earthship Project: Overview

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on Mar 21, 2011

An overview of the Haiti Earthship Project: Disaster Relief efforts by Earthship Biotecture. Funded by small donations from people all over the world. People’s lives were affected in very positive, uplifting ways. Knowledge of sustainable design and construction has been transferred to the people of Haiti…. and we have only just begun…

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Earth Lodge (video no longer available)

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techniques, trials, and tribulations in the construction of a small ecological building in the cold climate of Canada in 2003.

Added: January 22, 2008


Maximum Leverage (videos; Derrick Jensen; Apr 07)

Earthship Biotecture on the Weather Channel (video)

Thought for food by Janet Surman