Community in Focus and Reconciliation Event

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"Chief Myeengun, an outspoken advocate for environmental issues, is the Manager of Aboriginal Services at Conestoga College and Chippewas of The Thames First Nation. He has allotted 5 acres to this project to showcase sustainable building and living technologies." said Life In London, in their article about the Chippewa Sustainable Living Project and the Reconciliation Fundraising Event.

Read more: http://lifeinlondon.ca/community-in-focus-we-are-building-better/

Six Nations Earthship, July 2016

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Building Better Director, Marianne Griffith, organised this Earthship project, which was completed last summer.  With the Earthship Biotecture crew and 50 wonderful local and international volunteers, we built Fran Doxtador and her family a 'wood simple survival' model Earthship.  Construction took just 2 weeks.  The Huffington Post made this very cute video about it...

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/09/02/first-nations-earthship_n_11834780.html

 

Escuela Sustentable, Uruguay

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In February/March 2016 Earthship Biotecture took a crew and drew in 120 academy students to build a public primary school in Juareguiberry, a small coastal town in Uruguay.  The project was put together by TAGMA, a small group of passionate young Uruguayans.  The 120 students were split into 2 groups, English and Spanish speaking, and worked 3 days a week each on site, and had 3 days of lectures and tutorials on Earthship design. Over the course of 6 weeks we built the school, and by the time the last crew members left the site the greenhouse was planted out, the front garden was landscaped and there were colourful murals on the walls of the classrooms which were already bustling with excited Uruguayan children.