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These are projects which have been featured on the front page.

Submit nominations for front page project highlighting by adding a new section to this page. It would be good to have one per week.

Current Highlight[edit]

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New Dawn composting toilet
New Dawn composting toilet at a demonstration center in Costa Rica, helping treat human waste and provide fertilizer with a reduced bacteria count.

Past Highlights[edit]

Retired 12/12/2010[edit]

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Hydroponic Vertical Garden at Sembradores Urbanos
Hydroponic Vertical Garden at Sembradores Urbanos a non profit in Mexico City dedicated to transforming urban areas into green, productive, and sustainable spaces.


Retired 12/05/2010[edit]

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Micro filter dams at Pedregal
Micro filter dams at Pedregal a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. These rock structures allow water to flow unimpeded, while helping stop sand, silt, gravel, and rocks which are eroded by rain or carried in the current from entering a water inlet and reduces the sedimentation of rivers, lakes, and open rain catchments.


Retired 11/28/2010[edit]

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Ecological dry toilets at Pedregal
Ecological dry toilets at Pedregal a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. These toilets are a cheap sanitation method that produces composted fertilizer and prevents contamination of groundwater and human contact with fecal mater during the composting process.



Retired 11/21/ 2010[edit]

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Terraces and Ditches at Pedregal
Terraces and Ditches at Pedregal a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Retired 11/ 14/ 2010[edit]

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Retired 11, 7, 2010[edit]

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Retired 10/31/10[edit]

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WaterPod Rocket Stove
The WaterPod's only cooking appliance for the entire summer voyage. Discovery News says, "If rising ocean levels force us to figure out how to float, it might not be an entirely bad thing. Especially if the food tastes like this."



Retired 10/19/09[edit]

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Retired 8/14/09[edit]

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Retired 5/29/09[edit]

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Retired 5/12/09[edit]

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Retired 5/4/09[edit]

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Retired 4/28/09[edit]

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Retired 4/21/09[edit]

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Retired 4/11/09[edit]

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Retired 11/18/08[edit]

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Retired 7/27/08[edit]

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Retired 6/2/08[edit]

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Retired 4/13/08[edit]

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Occidental greywater
Greywater without land. A five stage, activated sludge greywater system in drums.

Retired 3/31/08[edit]

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Retired 12/21/07[edit]

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Retired August 16th, 2007[edit]

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Temp retired July 17th, 2007[edit]

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Retired July 16th, 2007[edit]

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Retired May 18th, 2007[edit]

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Retired April 20th, 2007[edit]

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Retired April 6th, 2007[edit]

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Retired March 7th, 2007[edit]

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Click for project -> Kiva's straw bale greenhouse Year round veggies in a homemade, just under the permitting limit, strawbale greenhouse.


Retired Jan. 16th, 2007[edit]

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Click for project -> Ersson rainwater harvest and purification (original) Rainwater catchment and purification system, at less than $1500, for the majority of household use.


Retired July 6, 2006[edit]

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Click for Project -> Solar Charged Lawnmower
Converting a very used gas power lawnmower into a solar charged, low emission, almost silent, lawn cutting machine.


Retired Dec 1, 2006[edit]

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Click for project -> AEF greywater Recreating a failing greywater marsh at the Arcata Educational Farm. Updated Spring 2006


Discussion[edit]

As stated and pushed by the Admins: The highlighted project should rotate much more frequently. Semimonthly for now, and never more than daily in the future. --Lonny 13:09, 1 December 2006 (PST)

And it should be on a feed, so that readers can get an RSS feed of new highlighted projects. --Lonny 19:35, 7 March 2007 (PST)

Submitted for highlighting[edit]

  • Submit a project for highlighting here
    • With a catchy 1 or 2 line description
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Free communication for everyone[edit]

Use your phone to communicate without paying. Serval project builds up a mesh-up phone system using your phones built-in wifi/bluetooth antenna.