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Revision as of 16:27, 16 July 2007 by Lonny (talk | Contributions) (new highlighted project - >The Hexayurt)
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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.

Past Highlights

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

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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?

Retired April 20th, 2007

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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.

Retired April 6th, 2007

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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.

Retired March 7th, 2007

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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

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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

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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

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


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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