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Submit nominations for front page project highlighting by clicking the plus sign next to the edit tab.
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These are projects which have been featured on the front page.
  
==Current==
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Submit nominations for front page project highlighting by adding a [[{{newsection}}|'''new section''']] to this page. It would be good to have one per week.
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<imagemap> File:New Dawn composting toilet.jpg |250px|thumb|center| [[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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<imagemap> File:3291241508 69fc56e4e6.jpg |250px|thumb|center| [[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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File:100 2602.JPG |250px|thumb|center| [[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.
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File:100 2214.JPG |250px|thumb|center| [[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. 
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File:IMG 5011.JPG|250px|thumb|center| A rainwater catchment system set up by Isla Urbana with the Huicholes in Mexico. 
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Image:Engr215 teammelbrooks.jpg|250px|thumb|center| 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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== Discussion ==
 
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.  --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] 13:09, 1 December 2006 (PST)
 
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.  --[[User:Lonny|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. --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] 19:35, 7 March 2007 (PST)
 
:And it should be on a feed, so that readers can get an RSS feed of new highlighted projects. --[[User:Lonny|Lonny]] 19:35, 7 March 2007 (PST)
  
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Latest revision as of 01:00, 17 March 2013

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]

Highlighted Project
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]

Highlighted Project
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]

Highlighted Project
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]

Highlighted Project
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]

Highlighted Project
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]

Highlighted Project




Retired 10/31/10[edit]

Highlighted Project
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]

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

Retired 3/31/08[edit]

Highlighted health Project


Retired 12/21/07[edit]

Highlighted Project


Retired August 16th, 2007[edit]

Highlighted Project


Temp retired July 17th, 2007[edit]

Highlighted Project


Retired July 16th, 2007[edit]

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Retired May 18th, 2007[edit]

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Retired April 20th, 2007[edit]

Highlighted Project


Retired April 6th, 2007[edit]

Highlighted Project


Retired March 7th, 2007[edit]

Highlighted Project
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]

Highlighted Project
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]

Highlighted Project
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]

Highlighted Project
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
    • Suggest a photo

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.