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Revision as of 13:04, 8 June 2010

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

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."


Past Highlights

Retired 10/19/09

Highlighted Project
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.

Retired 8/14/09

Highlighted Project
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.

Retired 5/29/09

Highlighted Project
Fixable Infant Incubator
A safe incubator that will be used in local health centers in deveoping countries.

Retired 5/12/09

Highlighted Project
FBP Nutsy
Nutsy, the modified Universal Nut Sheller for home use.

Retired 5/4/09

Highlighted Project
CCAT's Vermicomposting Bin
Build your own Vermicomposting System!

Retired 4/28/09

Highlighted Project
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."

Retired 4/21/09

Highlighted Project
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.

Retired 4/11/09

Highlighted Project
Corn Cob Charcoal Crusher
Turning corn cob agricultural waste into a cooking fuel that combats deforestation and indoor air pollution.

Retired 11/18/08

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

Retired 7/27/08

Highlighted Project
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.

Retired 6/2/08

Highlighted Project
CCAT natural paint project
Homemade house paints - exposed, exploited, examined and explained.

Retired 4/13/08

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

Retired 3/31/08

Highlighted health Project
Asthma inhaler spacers
Spacer for asthma medications made from a 500cc plastic bottle.


Retired 12/21/07

Highlighted Project
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.


Retired August 16th, 2007

Highlighted Project
Greywater Ecuador La lagrima purificadora
A detailed greywater system at Centro Orgánico Finca Sarita, an Ecuadorian seed saving center.


Temp retired July 17th, 2007

Highlighted Project
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.


Retired July 16th, 2007

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


Retired May 18th, 2007

Highlighted Project
Sun Frost energy efficient shower
Conventional showers minimize thermal comfort, maximize energy use and water consumption, and exacerbating moisture problems... A solution?


Retired April 20th, 2007

Highlighted Project
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.


Retired April 6th, 2007

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


Retired March 7th, 2007

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

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

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

Highlighted Project
Click for project -> AEF greywater Recreating a failing greywater marsh at the Arcata Educational Farm. Updated Spring 2006


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. --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

  • Submit a project for highlighting here
    • With a catchy 1 or 2 line description
    • Suggest a photo