Occupy Sustainability

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Bicycle generator from the Waterpod

Below is a living collection of technologies that can be (or are being) implemented at various Occupy camps and other temporary, autonomous camps. This is just a start, please add to it by clicking edit or discuss the page on the talk page.

[edit] Energy generation

[edit] Human power

Using a bike, you can generate around 150W of continuous power. E.g.:

[edit] Solar and wind

A 100W photovoltaic panel can cost under $300 will produce 100W for a certain number of hours a day depending on the amount of full sun as found at http://www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html. Solar photovoltaic software lists software that can help with design and Photovoltaics#Sizing a PV System covers some of the basics. Example systems include:

[edit] Cooking and dehydrating

[edit] Cooling and refrigeration

[edit] Used cooking oil and fats combined heat and power systems (CHP)

[edit] Water

An effective greywater treatment system used at Occupy Wall Street to water Zuccotti Park's plants, October 2011[1]

[edit] Supply

Water may be plentiful in the city when it's raining (especially if you can access the outlet of a drainpipe) but will be affected by pollutants, and needs to be properly filtered before use for drinking cooking. Wait for the water to run for a while first (at least 15 min, depending how heavy the rain is - longer is better) - this lets the water wash away pollutants from the air and the roof, leaving you with much cleaner water.

[edit] Purification

[edit] Wastewater treatment

[edit] Human waste

[edit] Shelter

[edit] Other structures

[edit] Information technology

[edit] Some images

[edit] References

  1. Sanitation Issues Faced By Occupy Wall Street Protesters, Janelle Vaesa, Decoded Science, October 15, 2011

[edit] External links