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A very hot (400 °F) parabolic solar cooker. Made from an reclaimed satellite dish using bicycle powered tools.
A very hot (400 °F) parabolic solar cooker. Made from an reclaimed satellite dish using bicycle powered tools. Read more or check our book



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Converting a very used gas power lawnmower into a solar charged, low emission, almost silent, lawn cutting machine.
Converting a very used gas power lawnmower into a solar charged, low emission, almost silent, lawn cutting machine. Read more or check our book

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Rainwater catchment and purification system, at less than $1500, for the majority of household use.
Rainwater catchment and purification system, at less than $1500, for the majority of household use. Read more or check our book

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Year round veggies in a homemade, just under the permitting limit, strawbale greenhouse.
Year round veggies in a homemade, just under the permitting limit, strawbale greenhouse. Read more or check our book

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A very hot (400 °F) parabolic solar cooker. Made from an reclaimed satellite dish using bicycle powered tools.
A very hot (400 °F) parabolic solar cooker. Made from an reclaimed satellite dish using bicycle powered tools. Read more or check our book

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A scary earthen oven that uses three layers to maximize efficiency, and all three types of heat to maximize the flavor.
A scary earthen oven that uses three layers to maximize efficiency, and all three types of heat to maximize the flavor. Read more or check our book

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Conventional showers minimize thermal comfort, maximize energy use and water consumption, and exacerbating moisture problems... A solution?
Conventional showers minimize thermal comfort, maximize energy use and water consumption, and exacerbating moisture problems... A solution? Read more or check our book

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Recent winners of the $25,000 Economic Fuel award. Wild Chick Farm pecks ahead on local sustainable chicken raising.
Recent winners of the $25,000 Economic Fuel award. Wild Chick Farm pecks ahead on local sustainable chicken raising. Read more or check our book

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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.
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. Read more or check our book

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A detailed greywater system at Centro Orgánico Finca Sarita, an Ecuadorian seed saving center.
A detailed greywater system at Centro Orgánico Finca Sarita, an Ecuadorian seed saving center. Read more or check our book

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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.
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. Read more or check our book

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Spacer for asthma medications made from a 500cc plastic bottle.
Spacer for asthma medications made from a 500cc plastic bottle. Read more or check our book

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Greywater without land. A five stage, activated sludge greywater system in drums.
Greywater without land. A five stage, activated sludge greywater system in drums. Read more or check our book

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Homemade house paints - exposed, exploited, examined and explained.
Homemade house paints - exposed, exploited, examined and explained. Read more or check our book

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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.
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. Read more or check our book

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Years of pedal powered innovations from CCAT, all in one place.
Years of pedal powered innovations from CCAT, all in one place. Read more or check our book

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Turning corn cob agricultural waste into a cooking fuel that combats deforestation and indoor air pollution.
Turning corn cob agricultural waste into a cooking fuel that combats deforestation and indoor air pollution. Read more or check our book

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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.
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. Read more or check our book

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"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."
"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." Read more or check our book

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Build your own Vermicomposting System!
Build your own Vermicomposting System! Read more or check our book

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Nutsy, the modified Universal Nut Sheller for home use.
Nutsy, the modified Universal Nut Sheller for home use. Read more or check our book

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A safe incubator that will be used in local health centers in deveoping countries.
A safe incubator that will be used in local health centers in deveoping countries. Read more or check our book

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Determine the cost inputs and energy outputs of small scale ethanol production from local and conventional sources.
Determine the cost inputs and energy outputs of small scale ethanol production from local and conventional sources. Read more or check our book

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

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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."
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." Read more or check our book

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Recreating a failing greywater marsh at the Arcata Educational Farm.
Recreating a failing greywater marsh at the Arcata Educational Farm. Read more or check our book

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A wetland waste water treatment and reclamation plant that is part of UABJO's Outreach program in Oaxaca, Mexico.
A wetland waste water treatment and reclamation plant that is part of UABJO's Outreach program in Oaxaca, Mexico. Read more or check our book

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A rainwater catchment system set up by Isla Urbana with the Huicholes in Mexico.
A rainwater catchment system set up by Isla Urbana with the Huicholes in Mexico. Read more or check our book

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Terraces and ditches at Petregal a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Terraces and ditches at Petregal a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. Read more or check our book

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Ecological dry toilets at Pedregal, a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Ecological dry toilets at Pedregal, a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. Read more or check our book

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Micro filter dams at Pedregal, a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Micro filter dams at Pedregal, a Permaculture Demonstration Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. Read more or check our book

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

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

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Salt and sunlight can actually be used to clean water with the SODIS method.
Salt and sunlight can actually be used to clean water with the SODIS method. Read more or check our book

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Open source 3D printers, such as the Rep Rap, are being used to create open source appropriate technologies such as the DremelFuge.
Open source 3D printers, such as the Rep Rap, are being used to create open source appropriate technologies such as the DremelFuge. Read more or check our book

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A chicken tractor can be used as a passive tilling system for a tract of land.
A chicken tractor can be used as a passive tilling system for a tract of land. Read more or check our book

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