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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 03:38 AM
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Haiti Earthship Update December, 2011
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o06_FPnahzc
 
Posted on YouTube: December 08, 2011
By YouTube Member: earthship
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Posted on DU: December 09, 2011
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Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/earthship">earthship on Dec 8, 2011

Marita Mariasine worked with Grassroots United and Earthship Biotecture to train 30 Haitians. Here she explains the Earthship way of Building.

The Haiti Earthship Project is a permanent, sustainable structure that takes care of the people (clean water, sanitary sewage treatment) and requires very few skills which are easy to acquire. The local people can replicate these buildings and systems.

http://earthship.com/haiti

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ozX_nt5A4o&feature=related">Earthship Design Principles


- IRONY: Billions of government dollars are spent promised and there's little to show, but Earthship has taken a $3,500 donation, some mud, Re-Bar, concrete and cement, old tires, plastic, bottles and cans and built a REAL house for REAL people.....

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Magoo48 Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 07:21 AM
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1. Thanks for this post.
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StandingInLeftField Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 08:34 AM
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2. This is the kind of Boots on the Ground action I can get behind!
I've always admired the Earthships I've seen in the desert SW of the US. This smaller version is a masterful study in sustainable architecture; I'd live in one in a heartbeat if I had a small plot of land away from strict zoning codes.
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civilisation Donating Member (456 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:01 AM
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3. Great to see the earthship people spreading the idea,.
Most of the big gov. aid money is designed to generate corporate profits and more long term debt. Not a helpful system at all. The IMF/world bank are tools of corporate empire expansion and control.

Permaculture is what people need,. to learn that the corporate structures need not be used at all. That a few people can get together and build a home, that is safer, cleaner, and much more sustainable than anything the corporate/banking system has to offer.


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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 09:16 AM
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4. And don't forget that it uses far less energy
Earthships are similar in concept to the Passive Haus or Passive House system: the ground around the dwelling is used to regulate the temperature inside. And if you can get one with a greenhouse in front that's just icing on the cake.

Youtube has many examples of why they're more sustainable but I'll just mention that they also recycle rain water, filter it and use that for the greenhouse (with more filtering you could drink it as well).
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-11 11:55 AM
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5. Thank you for the educational video;
However, I was expecting something different; something like the asshats a few years ago that DID drink the kool-aid in anticipation of catching that UFO passing Jupiter.

Now what was their cult called???
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