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Global Village Construction Set

Global Village Construction Set
Definition[edit] The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that enables fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The name, GVCS, has been coined for the first time in 2008 - at a lecture at the University of Missouri, Columbia - see UM Presentation. Media[edit] Key Features[edit] GVCS Machines[edit] See main article GVCS Machine OSE is developing 50 machines of the Global Village Construction Set via module-based design. The exact list of GVCS machines has evolved over time and is still subject to change. Documentation is found at different places for different target groups: See Also[edit]

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Sustainable House Designs: Earthbag Building a Complete Open Source Village Posted by One Community on Thursday, March 28, 2013 · Leave a Comment Our sustainable house designs and village model focusing on open source project-launch blueprinting earthbag home construction for under $1,500 continue to evolve. We’ve had to rethink the layout due to the development and 20′ diameter growth of the Tropical Atrium as well as conversations with the county that have led to a much more eco-friendly vermiculture bathroom design and communal shower setup.

The Sifford Sojournal In trying to continue to get away from dependency on the world, we have looked into preserving food without canning or freezing. One of the methods for doing this with fruits and vegetables is drying. There are food dehydrators available for purchase, some electric, some solar; but it seemed to me this would probably be pretty easy to construct. And so I searched for plans on the Internet and settled on these solar food dehydrator plans, partially because the design was very specifically laid out (which I need), and also because it appeared to be the most compact for the process behind the drying and still large enough to be able to dry quite a bit of food.

Pierre Beaumarchais Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (French: [pjɛʁ bomaʁʃɛ]; 24 January 1732 – 18 May[1] 1799) was a French playwright, watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, horticulturalist, arms dealer, satirist, financier, and revolutionary (both French and American). Born a provincial watchmaker's son, Beaumarchais rose in French society and became influential in the court of Louis XV as an inventor and music teacher. He made a number of important business and social contacts, played various roles as a diplomat and spy, and had earned a considerable fortune before a series of costly court battles jeopardized his reputation. An early French supporter of American independence, Beaumarchais lobbied the French government on behalf of the American rebels during the American War of Independence. Early life[edit]

The City that Ended Hunger A city in Brazil recruited local farmers to help do something U.S. cities have yet to do: end hunger. posted Feb 13, 2009 “To search for solutions to hunger means to act within the principle that the status of a citizen surpasses that of a mere consumer.”CITY OF BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL In writing Diet for a Small Planet, I learned one simple truth: Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food but a scarcity of democracy. But that realization was only the beginning, for then I had to ask: What does a democracy look like that enables citizens to have a real voice in securing life’s essentials?

Make Your Own Paint Decorating techniques make use of the most unexpected local resources. Somewhere around the Mediterranean, a nameless visionary was the first to use an olive oil plaster finish to embellish the home. This simple preparation is applied in one or two coats. Community Project Management Software: The One Community ACE Application The A.C.E. (Accountability – Celebration – Expansion) App is an open source and free-shared web-based application One Community has developed for time tracking and objective data collection. We use it daily to log and organize each of our team’s contribution through on-going records covering all aspects of the growth and evolution of our project as an open source project-launch blueprinting and research and development organization. As we build One Community as part of a global collaborative of self-sufficient and self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages and cities, we will also be using this application to objectively log, evaluate, share, and collaborate with other communities, villages, and cities interested in working together for The Highest Good of All too. The A.C.E. application is open source, intuitive, very minimalistic, extremely smooth and responsive, and easy for new members to learn regardless of their technological background.

Backyard Graywater System My garden loves the system, which cost less than $150 in materials, and I’ve already installed pipe and outlets for another one that will reuse the rest of our house’s graywater. Our household of 5 adults does about 6 or 7 loads of laundry per week. At roughly 40 gallons per, that’s 260 gallons saved. One Year of Volt Ownership: The Costs of Operation and Comparisons [Attention visitors: As this entry has received a lot of notice, a few points. I have over 20 blog entries. If a question you have isnt answered in this entry, it is likely in one of the numerous other entries. I did not intend this entry to be a 30 page novel. “Saving the world differently…” “Saving the world differently…” was the title of an event, last February, which I’ve been waiting for with joyous anticipation. It was organized by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), of which I am a Fellow. RSA bills itself as “an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.”

DIY Firewood: How To Make Logs From Newspaper I’m always looking for new ways of of using common household materials in a survival situation. The other day I came across how you can take old newspapers and turn them into logs that can be used for fuel similar to any other log. How to Make Logs from Newspaper Step 1: Soak the Newspaper Step 2: Drain and Lay Out the Paper

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