In the ENERGY section
we look at the opportunities for, and trends in alternative energy.
We view our energy needs in a number of broad areas, although the quantum of needs obviously varies drastically from domestic
to industrial environments. We consider energy usage for lighting, heating, cooling, appliances and processing,
as well as investigating the details of production, storage and distribution. We look at all the arcane terms and pieces of
the puzzle from panels to controllers, invertors, batteries and feedback protection.
In the WATER section
we look at how we can make the best use of limited supplies of water,
multiple times, local filtering
and purifying, and ensuring the best use with no wastage.
We can harvest rain,
as well as cycle nutrient rich water for aquaponic
In the EARTH section
we look at opportunities for serving human needs with a view to managing our effects upon the planet.
The power of global economics is generally a force opposed to perfectly balanced ecological practices, but each lightening of the burden that we
as individuals can pursue, is an assistance. More practically though, purchasing organic products helps,
having our own high-density inner-city gardens contributes to food supply as well as beautification,
and air renewal - urban forestry. On an individual level we need to look at
recycling our own waste, recomposting
organic output, and sharing our own produce.
In the CONVERSIONS section
we look at adding insulation
to homes to save on energy use. We can insulate pipes, walls, ceilings, and double glaze windows.
One of the most exciting potential developments is the creation of solar panels that are clear enough to function as
In the BUILDING section
we look at methods of making buildings more energy efficient, and liveable for people.
This section focusses on building better from scratch, but the CONVERSIONS section has acheivable
options for individuals.
In the ORGANICS section
we look at growing and cultivating things. There is some informaiton on seeds,
heritage seeds, seed banks. We also try
to share some information about techniques in composting and recycling on a larger scale than in the terra section
commercial scale food waste
In the URBAN SPACES section
we look at some appealing vertical gardening options for practical and aesthetic use,
some of the trends in urban food that we come across..