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An Experiment in Urban Sustainability
An Experiment in Urban Sustainability
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Brock Barker Chairity  Waugh Elina Shcherba 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 selfsufficiency and there is no political affiliation, I don't feel thisis in conflict with this sites views. After all "Political"is listed under "Project Types".  If in conflictplease allow me to change the dialog.

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

Ifone can go completely off grid too the point where they can legallynot pay taxes, then that person(s) success can be duplicated by acommunity. The ideal end would be the ability to call for a Nationwide STRIKE in order to get Political figures too look after thepeoples best interest rather than that of any personal interestgroups. 

Itis said that he who controls the money controls the world. Well, wehold the purse strings too governmental pay through taxes (even ifthey can vote their own raises into existence). When we have thepower to step out of a consumer environment we enable ourselves a wayto refuse too pay for bad service.

Anyand all feedback is appreciated, after all we're here to teach oneanother. Just please keep it civil.

Sincethis isn't tied too one area/Country everyone is welcomed to jointhis struggle toward a Self-Sufficiency and a Consumer freeexistence.

Futureplans:  Floating Greenhouse, Windmill powered Trompe,Composting, Boat repair using recycled plastic bottles, Tire Swales,Scrap Tin Raised Beds, Tiny House Construction, Black/grey waterrecycling, 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 ifyou gross under:   $9,350yr Single under 65    ;    $12,000yr  Head of household    ;        $18,700yr  Married Filing Jointly   ;     $3,600yr    Married FilingSeparately

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



2021 A New Beginning

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Recumbent Restoration

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Compost/Maggot Juice/Bird Feeder

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

Posted over 12 years ago (2 comments)

Mayan Floating Garden

A stab at water harvesting on flat land

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Swale Creation

Tree selection

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Swale Creation

The adding of more swales and planting of trees

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Swale Creation

Redirecting energy while repairing runoff damage.

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In The Beginning

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

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