Reasons why the industrial farms will one day disappear.
What successfully replaces this system will have to reverse these trends and do so sustainably.
Limited resources impact the world – with the rising population, demand for fuel and diminishing quality of our soils it is important to focus on sustainable methods of ... Continue Reading
Kids have energy for play, pumps require energy for work. Here's a play toy that turns work into childs play and pumps water for free. The company that makes the PlayPump hopes to put tens of thousands of these systems into community villages throughout the developing world.
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Jaime Lerner shares his magic as architect, mayor, governor, now hero to the Brazilian city of Curitiba. His committment to simplicity is a central theme to his transformation of a Curitiba. In this video by Journeyman Pictures, see how ecological sustainabilty has improved life, social and economic standards for all.
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In developing countries the treadle is changing lives by simplifying the process of moving water, without electricty.
As it makes conventional agriculture more efficient, the treadle water pump is a brilliant idea that can be applied to low energy aquaponic gardens to take them entirely off the grid. More dependable than solar panels, wind power and batteries, ... Continue Reading
This system seen in this video was the 2010 runner up in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge. It is a greenhouse that utilizes convection to condense water from air. It is basically a water production system for arid climates to grow food and satisfy water needs for a community. If ideas like this were applied on ... Continue Reading