background preloader


Facebook Twitter

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.

How A Simple Truth Can Be A Most Effective Lie

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.

Instructables Green Design Contest

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. 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.

Raspberry Pi & Arduino are the brains of this automated DIY vertical hydroponic garden

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! 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.

How to make Toilet Paper (Very Long P... - Permaculture

Bio swimming pools, the self-cleaning mini-ecosystems. 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.

bio swimming pools, the self-cleaning mini-ecosystems

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. 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.

Designers Have Created a Device That Can Pull Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

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. How to Live Off-the-grid in a Tiny House. Merete and Christopher install their tiny house roof trim.

How to Live Off-the-grid in a Tiny House

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. Cities of the Dead : Kyrgyzstan. View sheds in the eco category - Shed of the year 2014 Sementes de Plantas Exóticas e Plantas Raras - Loja ReinoPlantae. MANUAIS DE CULTIVO - PLANTAMUNDO: Ginkgo biloba. 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.

How to reuse grey water in the home and yard

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.

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening

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. 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.

How to build a self-watering raised garden bed from scavenged materials

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.

How to Build a Composting Toilet Barrel System. Barrel Composting Toilet System. 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? 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. 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. May 28, 2014 | by Agis F A compact and quiet wind turbine, a windmill, that you can place more than one on just about any house. Developed by Research & Development Company the Archimedes, the Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine has an energy yield that is “80 percent of the greatest that theoretically can be done,” compared to the conventional ones, that average around 25 – 50 percent.

“This unique windmill, combining a tight and elegant design with impressive and unequalled performance, is based on the laws of nature and the theoretics of the Greek mathematician Archimedes. This compact wind turbine, with a diameter of only five feet, will cause a revolution in the world of generating electrical power and resistance theories. An additional environmental advantage to the customer: the Liam F1 is virtually silent, easily fits on the roof of a house just as solar panels but does not have the disadvantages of conventional wind turbines.”

Bio construccion 2° Parte. Sacred Stardust. Tutorial. Vertical Axis Wind Turbine v1.0 Contents of this tutorial: Description How to use this tutorial Tools Materials Step by step instructions Mounting and applications. 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. Zenman Energy - Open Source Solar Power. Open Source Beehives. WikiHouse. Humanity's Open-Source Automated Precision Farming Machine. Recycled Materials Nursery Home in Vietnam. Recycled Materials Nursery Home in Vietnam March 12, 2014 | by Nina Papaioannou. Modular all-in-one chicken coop & garden composts too.

How to pack a whole lot of living into 221 square feet. One of the key limitations in the design of many tiny houses is the fact that they have to be built on trailer chassis. Many zoning bylaws have minimum building sizes to keep the riffraff out and the property taxes up; many building codes have minimum room sizes and other rules that make it very hard to build small. Vermiponics roundup: The beauty of worms in hydroponic gardens (Video) ArchitectureAtlas. The Tiny Project: "Less house! More Life!" You know that tiny houses have become a big thing when they are actually randomly passing each other on the highway. 5 ways to get the most out of backyard chickens. Chickens give us eggs, and those eggs are a great source of high-quality protein. Vertical vermiponics: research project combines worms with hydroponics.

The practices of hydroponics, aquaponics and windowfarming (which allows urban folks to grow food vertically using their home windows) and vermicomposting (creating compost with worms) have become familiar ideas to many green-minded people for some time now. 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!) 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. A Brief Introduction to Aquaponic Gardening.

Simulador Solar - América do Sol, o site da energia solar no Brasil. HoYi! Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. The Windstrument Turbine. Guardian Environment Network. 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!" 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. Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World. BREAKER: Urban Agriculture Challenge by Juliette LaMontagne. Decisive Ecological Warfare. 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.