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GORUCK - Gear Built in the USA - Events That Build Better Americans. 16 Tough Products Built To Last You a Lifetime. Home Page. How A Simple Truth Can Be A Most Effective Lie. The Climate’s Always Changing This has to be the climate denier myth of the year, and it’s especially popular among politicians. I know of more than one climate expert, who upon hearing it from someone, likes to say: “Really?? I had no idea!! All those courses, all that math! The most effective propaganda, is a simple truth that leads someone to believe a lie. Some Basic Undeniable Facts FACT ONE: Yes, the climate has been dramatically different in the past, and we know why too. FACT TWO: Nothing in what you read above negates the fact that greenhouse gases (like CO2, and Methane) trap heat, and warm the planet. This graphic is from the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. FACT THREE: The amount of heat being trapped by CO2 is known rather precisely (see the graphic above), and the physics has been understood for 150 years.

FACT FOUR: The rising greenhouse gas levels are causing the climate to change at a rate of over 100 times faster than it did when it was only the orbital variations causing it. Instructables Green Design Contest. Sponsor. The Instructables Instructables Green Design Contest (the "Contest") is an on-line contest with skill, ability and knowledge components that is sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., a Delaware corporation having its principal office at 111 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94103, USA ("Sponsor"), in connection with the Instructables service and website,, (the "Sponsor Site"). The Contest is co-sponsored by the company or companies listed here, if any (each, a "Co-Sponsor"): NONE The Contest is governed by these Official Rules (these "Rules"). For any questions regarding the Contest, the Sponsor may be contacted by email at [] or by mail at the address identified in Section B.18 ("Winner's List; Mailing List") below.

Overview; Object of the Contest. Any awarded prizes will be provided to a winner only after the winner has signed a Winner's Declaration and Release. Judging. . © 2012 Autodesk, Inc. Raspberry Pi & Arduino are the brains of this automated DIY vertical hydroponic garden. Combining common hardware store parts with readily available micro-controllers yields an automated vertical hydroponic garden system for indoors or outdoor growing. Got garden fever but the cold and snowy weather is keeping you inside? Here's one antidote, at least for the DIY crowd: build a robotic vertical garden for automated indoor gardening! The Robotic Urban Farm System (RUFS), from Paul Langdon of BLT Robotics, calls for parts readily available from most hardware stores for building the growing system itself, and then integrates several Arduino micro-controllers and a Raspberry Pi for automation and monitoring of the system.

The vertical hydroponic garden, which has space for "up to 160 plants" in an area of about 25 square feet, uses PVC pipe and gutter parts for the frame, which are easily sourced and can be worked with mostly basic tools (though an electric heat gun is required for one step). Find out more about the RUFS vertical garden system at BLT Robotics. Broadcast Yourself. Farm Hack - An Open Source Community for Resilient Agriculture. UNIPASTO - Associação para o formento à pesquisa de melhoramento de forrageiras. How to make Toilet Paper (Very Long P... - Permaculture. It was fun writing this. I work in herbal treatments and eco-friendly water and waste treatment. I generally write about how to cure hemmorids or HPV warts at home, and how to buld a composting toilet from scratch. Hope this helps. Its not as long of a process as it seems and its better than using leaves.

Im sure at least someone will be glad its posted hahaha. How To Make Toilet Paper Basic Tools: Two Large Towels. Optional Tools: a cinder block, spray bottle, rubber mallet, pizza cutter. a cloth sack Acceptable materials: Newspaper, opened envelopes or general paper that needs to be recycled. Grass, leaves, and other thin vegetation parts. Softening agents: Aloe, vegetable oils, baby oil, lotions. Anti-bacterial: Witch Hazel. Step One: Soak any paper that contains ink in a bucket or tub to remove as much ink as you can.

Step Two: Add shreds of dry papers, leaves, grass etc to your large pot. Step Three: Fill the pot with water. Tips and Tricks! If your paper falls apart its too loose. Bio swimming pools, the self-cleaning mini-ecosystems | WeWasteTime. Bio pool aka natural swimming pool or pond is the chemical-free alternative to evil chlorine and complicated mechanical filtering systems, designed to use living plants and micro-organisms as bio-filters. The principles and technology have been well established and tested in UK, Germany and Austria over the past two decades. The basic philosophy here is the constant circulation of the water from the swimming area, which is structurally distinct to the shallow wetland or regeneration zone with the friendly micro-organisms and selected aquatic plants.

To achieve sufficient filtration, the area of the plant zone should equal at least 50% of the swimming area. A skimmer creates a gentle surface flow and collects large debris, and to assure biological safety a UV steriliser finishes off the cleaning process. (diagram source) The cost of a natural swimming pool tends to be the same with a conventional pool, however the maintenance and running costs are considerably less. links: Biotop, Like this: Designers Have Created a Device That Can Pull Drinking Water Out of Thin Air. The United Nations estimates that people in sub-Saharan Africa spend roughly 40 billion hours per year collecting water, and what they do find is often unsafe to drink. In some parts of Africa, finding potable water can be a six-hour endeavor. Roughly 3.4 million people die every year from water-related disease.

The water shortage is a major life-threatening problem that affects as many as 1 billion people on the continent alone, but it's not as though you can just snap your fingers and make water magically appear out of thin air. Or can you? Designed by Arturo Vittori, an industrial designer, and his colleague Andreas Vogler, WarkaWater is an inexpensive, easily-assembled structure that extracts gallons of fresh water from the air. Standing 30 feet tall, the vase-shaped tower is made of lightweight juncus stalks carefully woven together that stand strong in wind gusts while still allowing air to pass through.

Image Credit: Architecture and Vision Matt Essert. How to Live Off-the-grid in a Tiny House. Merete and Christopher install their tiny house roof trim. Photo by Kevin Hoth. LaMar Alexander grew up in a homesteading family. For him, self-sufficiency, including gardening, raising animals and “doing for ourselves” was normal and necessary. He tried city life after college, but says he felt like a slave to a house, bills and employers. At 35, he made a change. “I had a wake up call,” he explains, “that made me realize that what I really wanted was a simple homestead cabin and to eliminate my dependence on the system, so I could live sustainably while I pursued my dreams.”

So Alexander built a house. Being an avid outdoorsman, Alexander didn’t need a lot of indoor space, but as an author, videographer, and off-the-grid builder, he did need need modern amenities including a cell phone, Internet access, electric lights, indoor toilet, and shower etc., and he has them. LaMar's son on the porch of the off-the-grid, tiny house Alexander is part of a growing movement of tiny housers. Cities of the Dead : Kyrgyzstan. View sheds in the eco category - Shed of the year 2014 | Home of Shed of the year 2014 #shedoftheyear.

Sementes de Plantas Exóticas e Plantas Raras - Loja ReinoPlantae. MANUAIS DE CULTIVO - PLANTAMUNDO: Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo biloba, de origem chinesa, é uma árvore considerada um fóssil vivo. É símbolo de paz e longevidade, por ter sobrevivido às explosões atômicas no Japão. Foi descrita pela primeira vez pelo médico alemão Engelbert Kaempfer, por volta de 1690, mas só despertou o interesse de pesquisadores após a Segunda Guerra Mundial, quando perceberam que a planta tinha sobrevivido à radiação em Hiroshima, brotando no solo da cidade devastada.

Suas folhas têm sido frequentemente usadas no combate aos radicais livres e como auxiliar da oxigenação cerebral. Germinação: - Escarifique as sementes: com ajuda de agulha, faca ou lixa, faça um pequeno furo, corte na casca da semente para facilitar a passagem de umidade. -Ponha as sementes numa sacola de plástico com uma quantia igual de vermiculita ou pó de coco ou similar apenas úmido. Verifique 2 vezes por semana para conferir se ainda há humidade e se há aparecimento de fungos. . - A germinação pode demorar de 30 a 60 dias. Cultivo: How to reuse grey water in the home and yard. Using grey water for many of the water needs in a home or garden that don't require potable water can help reduce stresses on water supplies, lower home water usage and costs, and support a thriving landscape.

If you just crawled out from under a rock, you can be forgiven for not knowing that fresh water is a precious resource, and that using it, and reusing it, wisely, is a key component of trying to live more sustainably. And with the extended drought conditions in many parts of the US, as well as in many other parts of the world, water issues are one of our most pressing challenges. One effective strategy lies in reducing the overall demand for fresh water, through water-wise landscaping, rainwater harvesting, water-efficient appliances and fixtures, and implementing manufacturing processes with lower water needs than conventional methods. Catch warm-up water How to reuse grey water Helpful grey water resources: Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening. Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it's coldframes, hoop houses or greenhouses.

Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates.

Here's a video tour of a walipini that shows what a basic version of this earth-sheltered solar greenhouse looks like inside: © Benson Institute It's a pretty intriguing set-up that combines the principles of passive solar heating with earth-sheltered building. SilverThunder/via. How to build a self-watering raised garden bed from scavenged materials. One effective method of gardening in a spot with subpar soil is to build a raised bed, and as these videos show, they can also be built from scraps, and in a way that allows the garden beds to water themselves.

Trying to grow food in a spot with low quality soil is a fairly common gardening challenge, especially in backyards of new constructed homes, where any topsoil has been scraped off before the construction begins. These yards are often compacted from all of the heavy equipment and building activity, with little to no soil fertility or biological activity, which can be quite frustrating, even for seasoned gardeners. In other places, such as urban areas, there is a very real possibility of soil contamination from a variety of sources, which is usually not visible to the naked eye, and which could lead to either poor growing conditions or health hazards from eating the plants grown there. Here's the DIY guide, complete with ukelele: How to Build a Composting Toilet Barrel System. Barrel Composting Toilet System. The Barrel Composting Toilet system is similar to our Bucket-to-Barrel Composting Toilet system, except that it is designed to function without the bucket aspect.

Instead, a toilet seat and ventilation system are fitted directly on top of a 55 gallon polyethylene barrel which serves as a composting chamber. By eliminating the need to empty buckets, the design comes a step closer to being permitted in some jurisdictions. It has been chosen as one of 2 designs to be tested in a composting toilet pilot project being permitted by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and funded by an Environmental Protection Agency grant to the Tucson-based Water Shed Management Group. The Barrel Composting Toilet system features zero leachate discharge to native soil, full vector control, effective aeration and moisture distribution and is constructed of durable, easily cleaned and non-corrosive materials. System Overview: Aeration is provided by the use of a Compost Crank. --Top Layout. Urban composting toilet: poo from loo to garden in 1 year. DIY Composting Toilet part 1.

Low Cost Do-It-Yourself Dry Toilet System. Why Waste Water? Au petit coin du jardin. How to Live Off-the-grid in a Tiny House. Todd Walker. Solar Food Dryers? (food preservation forum at permies) Thomas wrote: 1. I want the added benefit of the box being black but the thought of paint is unappealing. Was thinking maybe a homemade concoction of black walnut stain? Dellartemis wrote: That sounds cool! Um.....what about soot rubbed into the wood?

Might be messy if you tough it later though.... First off, I am very impressed by all these designs, much more sophisticated than the cardboard chimney we built last year to demonstrate the concept. I have no improvements on these designs. 1) Paint anyway. 2) DIY non-toxic paint: Check with your local hardware store on ingredients in ordinary paint if you want minimal VOC (offgassing) content. A couple other non-toxic options for black color on wood: 3) Ink or pencil: The soot idea is not bad, you could also use graphite. Non-Flammable and Minimal Offgassing: 4) Cast-Iron Black: How about the blackness of a cast-iron skillet? Lab Criativo | Um lugar para se inspirar através da criatividade. The hot poop on alternative toilets, Tiny house edition. After covering the wonderful Tiny Tack House, Commenter Marrena noted: A bucket and sawdust!

That's pretty hillbilly for most people. I see that the other similar tiny home you feature here, Alek Lisefski's Tiny Project, also did the bucket and sawdust routine. There has got to be a better solution. I have twenty-five years of experience with alternative toilets, but have never looked seriously at the bucket and sawdust toilet as a viable alternative. Humanure and the Loveable Loo © Human nutrient cycle/ Joseph Jenkins Much of the Humanure Handbook is taken up with a review of the problem of what we should be doing with our poop, and the alternatives available for composting toilets, many of which are big, expensive, requiring electricity and pretty regular maintenance.

. © Loveable Loo Instructions It is usually a do-it yourself thing, but you can get the package deal with the Lovable Loo. Other alternatives: Pluses and minuses The Chemical Toilet © Chemical toilet by Dometic © Incinolet. How to grow and harvest "cut and come again" lettuce, for perpetual salad greens. There's something beautiful about growing and harvesting a whole head of fresh lettuce from the garden, and it can be well worth the wait, but for both an earlier and an extended harvest of salad greens, the cut and come again method can yield an abundance of leafy green goodness all season long.

Lettuce is one of those fairly simple to grow garden crops, as it doesn't require pollination or waiting quite as long as other veggies in order to harvest and enjoy, but if you want to grow head lettuce, it does take a bit of patience. If you're an impatient gardener, or want to extend your salad harvesting season, you might consider planting a bed or two with leaf lettuce that can be cut over and over again. To grow lettuce with the cut and come again method, it's best to plant loose-leaf lettuce varieties (although head lettuce varieties can also work), and to use mesclun (mixed) lettuce seed to provide some variety in color, texture, and flavor. Compact Wind Turbine for houses. Bio construccion 2° Parte. Sacred Stardust. Tutorial. Open Source Wind Turbine v1.0 - Construction Tutorial Animation. Tutorial. A DIY Home Wind Turbine For Just $30? Here's The Blueprint. World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms - WWOOF. A Permacultura no Brasil. Moom permaculture. Farm Hack. Vegetable Garden Planner | Vegetable Garden Layout | Planning a Garden. Zenman Energy - Open Source Solar Power. Open Source Beehives. WikiHouse. FarmBot | Humanity's Open-Source Automated Precision Farming Machine. Recycled Materials Nursery Home in Vietnam. Modular all-in-one chicken coop & garden composts too. How to pack a whole lot of living into 221 square feet. Vermiponics roundup: The beauty of worms in hydroponic gardens (Video) ArchitectureAtlas. The Tiny Project: "Less house! More Life!" 5 ways to get the most out of backyard chickens. Vertical vermiponics: research project combines worms with hydroponics.

Ken Rinaldo's Cascading Garden Uses Vermiponics for Growing Veggies Vertically. Vermiponics? Adding worms to hydroponic gardens. Aquaponics Is Growing Farms in the Most Unlikely Places. RSS. Miniature Garden (For Beginners!) Special Mention | Primeval Symbiosis -Single Pole House on Behance. 7 Ways to Live Like an EcoVillager in the City. Conceptual Devices — Antonio Scarponi / News. Earthship Biotecture - Radically Sustainable Buildings.

Ruta de las Huertas | A Brief Introduction to Aquaponic Gardening. Simulador Solar - América do Sol, o site da energia solar no Brasil. HoYi! Vertical Axis Wind Turbine | Urban Green Energy. The Windstrument Turbine. Guardian Environment Network | Environment. Notícias sobre Meio Ambiente, Ecologia e Sustentabilidade - O Eco. Re:Vision / A framework for changing the way we look at cities. Do It Yourself: Make a Compost Bin #30DaysofGOOD - GOOD Projects. Helsinki Plant Tram. Not Exactly Rocket Science. Aprendizado do dia - "E sem que se perceba, a gente se encontra!" Cornucopia Institute | Economic Justice for Family Scale Farming. Untitled. Super adobe « A casa da montanha. ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE. Advancing the Science of Climate Change. Climate Change: A Summary of the Science.

BREAKER: Urban Agriculture Challenge by Juliette LaMontagne. Decisive Ecological Warfare | Deep Green Resistance. Sustentavel na Pratica. Windowfarms. Ecopolitica. Urban Homestead ® - Path to Freedom. ARC - Faiths and ecology - Islamic quotations about creation and nature. Sustentável é pouco. GOOD Home Page. Ecodesenvolvimento. Nosso futuro comum. TreeHugger. SHFT.