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2 Past Highlights
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4 Submitted for highlighting
5 Free communication for everyone
New Dawn composting toilet
at a demonstration center in Costa Rica, helping treat human waste and provide fertilizer with a reduced bacteria count.
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.
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.
A rainwater catchment system set up by Isla Urbana with the Huicholes in Mexico.
A wetland waste water treatment and reclamation plant that is part of UABJO's Outreach program in Oaxaca, Mexico.
'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."
Building a solar powered (photovoltaic) vaccine refrigerator with a community hospital in Northern Mexico. Now the sun helps keep the vaccines consistently cold.
Determine the cost inputs and energy outputs of small scale ethanol production from local and conventional sources.
A safe incubator that will be used in local health centers in deveoping countries.
Nutsy, the modified Universal Nut Sheller for home use.
Build your own Vermicomposting System!
"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."
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.
Turning corn cob agricultural waste into a cooking fuel that combats deforestation and indoor air pollution.
Years of pedal powered innovations from
, all in one place.
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.
Homemade house paints - exposed, exploited, examined and explained.
Highlighted health Project
Spacer for asthma medications made from a 500cc plastic bottle.
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.
A detailed greywater system at Centro Orgánico Finca Sarita, an Ecuadorian seed saving center.
Temp retired July 17th, 2007 [ edit | edit source ]
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.
Recent winners of the $25,000 Economic Fuel award. Wild Chick Farm pecks ahead on local sustainable chicken raising.
Conventional showers minimize thermal comfort, maximize energy use and water consumption, and exacerbating moisture problems... A solution?
A scary earthen oven that uses three layers to maximize efficiency, and all three types of heat to maximize the flavor.
A very hot (400 °F) parabolic solar cooker. Made from an reclaimed satellite dish using bicycle powered tools.
Click for Project -> Solar Charged Lawnmower Converting a very used gas power lawnmower into a solar charged, low emission, almost silent, lawn cutting machine.
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)
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Free communication for everyone [ edit | edit source ]
Use your phone to communicate without paying. Serval project builds up a mesh-up phone system using your phones built-in wifi/bluetooth antenna.