An Experiment in Urban Sustainability
An Experiment in Urban Sustainability
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Commenced:
01/10/2010
Submitted:
13/11/2011
Last updated:
16/04/2017
Location:
1029 SHADY LANE, WESTLAKE , LOUISIANA, US
Climate zone:
Sub tropical





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Brock Barker Chairity  Waugh Matthew Moser Parker Davies Rhea Anderson Theron Beaudreau
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An Experiment in Urban Sustainability

Project Type

Urban, Residential, Legal, Political

Project Summary

Attempting to find a new peaceful way to protest by empowering others with low tech solutions/substitutions too energy hogging technology while living in harmony with nature.

Project Description

*NOTE*  As my efforts are to empower the public (and myself) through self sufficiency and there is no political affiliation, I don't feel this is in conflict with this sites views. After all "Political" is listed under "Project Types".  If in conflict please allow me to change the dialog.

This is an adventure into sustainability. I am trying to find how far off grid one can go without giving up the luxuries of current society. Doing so will give others different living options for lowering their own  dependency on current necessities (electric, heat, a/c, water etc....).  Hopefully this will not only allow people to work out of choice rather than need, but also allow more people to work part-time, if at all. Why? Because a country where all its populace are self sufficient has a much better position in controlling its government than one whose people are indebted too it for their very existence.

If one can go completely off grid too the point where they can legally not pay taxes, then that person(s) success can be duplicated by a community. The ideal end would be the ability to call for a Nation wide STRIKE in order to get Political figures too look after the peoples best interest rather than that of any personal interest groups. 

It is said that he who controls the money controls the world. Well, we hold the purse strings too governmental pay through taxes (even if they can vote their own raises into existence). When we have the power to step out of a consumer environment we enable ourselves a way to refuse too pay for bad service.

Any and all feedback is appreciated, after all we're here to teach one another. Just please keep it civil.

Since this isn't tied too one area/Country everyone is welcomed to join this struggle toward a Self-Sufficiency and a Consumer free existence.

Future plans:  Floating Greenhouse, Windmill powered Trompe, Composting, Boat repair using recycled plastic bottles, Tire Swales, Scrap Tin Raised Beds, Tiny House Construction, Black/grey water recycling, Home Solar Heating from Soda Cans, Attic air recycling, Rain Water Collection/Filtering

**NOTE** As of 2010 it is legal to not file/pay taxes in the U.S. System if you gross under:   $9,350yr Single under 65     ;    $12,000yr  Head of household    ;         $18,700yr  Married Filing Jointly    ;     $3,600yr    Married Filing Separately

Looks like a self-sufficient family off grid could work part-time, live comfortable and still have tons of time to spend having fun and raising the family. Beats having to come home mad at the boss/colleagues/customers  and not being around while your child grows up. Just think of the STRESS it would lift from your shoulders. Just make sure your work isn't pulling the taxes.

 

Updates

Recumbent Restoration

Posted over 2 years ago (0 comments)

Compost/Maggot Juice/Bird Feeder

Creating natural liquid fertilizer/Compost from kitchen scraps and bird droppings while supporting your local bird species.

Posted almost 8 years ago (2 comments)

Mayan Floating Garden

A stab at water harvesting on flat land

Posted almost 8 years ago (2 comments)

Swale Creation

Tree selection

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

Swale Creation

The adding of more swales and planting of trees

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

Swale Creation

Redirecting energy while repairing runoff damage.

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)

In The Beginning

Photo's of site after being given the honor of its upkeep.

Posted almost 8 years ago (0 comments)
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