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Earthships Are Not Meant To Fly…

…they are meant to sustain.

What is an earthship you might ask? It’s a fully functional house that is completely off the grid. It makes its own power, collects its own water, processes its own sewage, and can grow its own food. It’s made from recycled materials and can be built in any climate. While the idea may sound a bit odd, think about this: no electric bill, fewer emissions, low carbon footprint.

Sound better now?

alt design earthshipI personally think that sounds amazing. And they look pretty cool too. They blend in with nature instead of tearing it down and dominating it. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have a nice house as much as the next person but these are nice houses, they can even be customized!

A house that maintains its own heating and cooling? One that reuses materials that would otherwise be sitting in a junkyard? One that is aesthetically pleasing and economically friendly?

They cost about the same as any other house on the market, except that they are built when and where you want them to be.

Check out this Web site for more information: Earthship Biotecture

Make a difference, own your own home, and live a healthier lifestyle. It’s all part of the new American Dream.

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Day after day, we use our planets resources and often take for granted things that we’ve had our whole lives.

Like water.

I stumbled across this article while browsing CNN (it was a link from this article: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/26/tech/city-tomorrow-desalination/index.html) and I couldn’t get it out of my head so I decided to share it with all of you.

People keep talking about the global energy crisis like it’s in the distant future. Well, if we don’t start investing in technologies like this, we won’t be alive to invest in them when we actually need them. My mom has a saying that I love: be prepared and chances are you will won’t need half of what you prepared for. This basically her way of telling me to always pack an extra pair of underwear or a towel or bring a jacket to the fair,  but it’s still good advice. It’s better to have something and NOT need it than to need it and NOT have it.

Water is a valuable resource. Most of us in the United States don’t know or care much about water conservation. But did you know that the western part of the country is actually in a drought? California has been in one for years. Literally. I know that I wasn’t aware of this. But I think this is a great idea that can help in several ways. Solar and fresh water working together? I think this could be the start of something amazing.