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Blue_ox_earthen_oven

A scary earthen oven that uses three layers to maximize efficiency, and all three types of heat to maximize the flavor.

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  1. Add a new selected project to the next available subpage.
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  3. New selected projects also can be nominated at the Nominations section.

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Solar Charged Lawnmower

Converting a very used gas power lawnmower into a solar charged, low emission, almost silent, lawn cutting machine.

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Ersson rainwater harvest and purification (original)

Rainwater catchment and purification system, at less than $1500, for the majority of household use.

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Kiva's straw bale greenhouse

Year round veggies in a homemade, just under the permitting limit, strawbale greenhouse.

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Aleiha's parabolic solar cooker

A very hot (400 °F) parabolic solar cooker. Made from an reclaimed satellite dish using bicycle powered tools.

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Blue_ox_earthen_oven

A scary earthen oven that uses three layers to maximize efficiency, and all three types of heat to maximize the flavor.

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Sun Frost energy efficient shower

Conventional showers minimize thermal comfort, maximize energy use and water consumption, and exacerbating moisture problems... A solution?

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Wild Chick Farm

Recent winners of the $25,000 Economic Fuel award. Wild Chick Farm pecks ahead on local sustainable chicken raising.

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Hexayurt Project

The Hexayurt is a refugee shelter system that uses an approach based on "autonomous building" to provide not just a shelter, but a comprehensive family support unit which includes drinking water purification, composting toilets, fuel-efficient stoves and solar electric lighting.

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Greywater Ecuador La lagrima purificadora

A detailed greywater system at Centro Orgánico Finca Sarita, an Ecuadorian seed saving center.

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Hexayurt Project

The Hexayurt is a refugee shelter system that uses an approach based on "autonomous building" to provide not just a shelter, but a comprehensive family support unit which includes drinking water purification, composting toilets, fuel-efficient stoves and solar electric lighting. 8/15/07 Update: Winner of the Treehugger Participate! contest for Burning Man.

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Asthma inhaler spacers

Spacer for asthma medications made from a 500cc plastic bottle.

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Occidental_greywater

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

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CCAT natural paint project

Homemade house paints - exposed, exploited, examined and explained.

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CCAT Wash n Flush

Are you on a purified water grid? Frustrated at flushing your bodily waste with some of the cleanest drinking water in the world? Do something about it.

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CCAT pedal powered innovations

Years of pedal powered innovations from CCAT, all in one place.

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Corn Cob Charcoal Crusher

Turning corn cob agricultural waste into a cooking fuel that combats deforestation and indoor air pollution.

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Parabolic basket and tin can solar cooker

Creating a solar cooker out of local invasive species and waste materials in order to pasteurize water and be an alternative to the use of fossil fuels for cooking food.

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Home biogas system (Philippine BioDigesters)

"It can be built as a : Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project where expert masonry skills are not required" and "by using common and inexpensive materials available anywhere."

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CCAT's Vermicomposting Bin

Build your own Vermicomposting System!

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FBP Nutsy

Nutsy, the modified Universal Nut Sheller for home use.

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Fixable Infant Incubator

A safe incubator that will be used in local health centers in deveoping countries.

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Ethanol from organic sugar beets versus refined cane sugar

Determine the cost inputs and energy outputs of small scale ethanol production from local and conventional sources.

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Photovoltaic vaccine refrigeration at Centro De Salud

Building a solar powered (photovoltaic) vaccine refrigerator with a community hospital in Northern Mexico. Now the sun helps keep the vaccines consistently cold.

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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."

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AEF greywater

Recreating a failing greywater marsh at the Arcata Educational Farm.

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UABJO Demonstration Wetland Wastewater Treatment, Reclamation, and Outreach

A wetland waste water treatment and reclamation plant that is part of UABJO's Outreach program in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Rainwater catchment at Isla Urbana

A rainwater catchment system set up by Isla Urbana with the Huicholes in Mexico.

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Terraces and ditches at Petegral

Terraces and ditches at Petregal a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Ecological dry toilets at Pedregal

Ecological dry toilets at Pedregal, a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Micro filter dams at Pedregal

Micro filter dams at Pedregal, a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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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.

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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.

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Decreasing turbidity to optimize solar water disinfection

Salt and sunlight can actually be used to clean water with the SODIS method.

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Open_source_3-D_printing_of_OSAT

Open source 3D printers, such as the Rep Rap, are being used to create open source appropriate technologies such as the DremelFuge.

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Chicken Tractor (Optimized Construction and Design)

A chicken tractor can be used as a passive tilling system for a tract of land.

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Nominations

You can add nominations for new selected projects here. Please give a link to the nominated project and a summary of why you believe it should be included.