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lore19 July 2012 at 11:30pmPosts: 1659 (0 today)Status: offline
Boulder County, Colorado is known for many things-
It is known for the Government labs that operate here, such as N.I.S.T., U.C.A.R., N.O.A.A, and N.C.A.R. Boulder is known for its sunny skies, amazing clouds and mild winters; for the healthy and the active, for the hippies and new agers. Boulder is home to Naropa University and is known globally for its Buddhist community. Boulder is home to visionaries, musicians, artists and inventors and is known and respected for the progressive, sustainable and renewable energy programs that abound here, which is why I write this note to you.
Happening in Boulder right now is a project that will revolutionize the way in which the worlds natural resources are being used, by halting, period- the outdated and antiquated dependencies which fuel our world, the drilling for oil, mining and burning coal for electricity and the practice of fracking for natural gas, which is destroying small and large communities across the United States. We are ever closer to a final tipping point which will lead to mass extinction of all life on earth.
You may be familiar with the name Rennie Davis: In the 1960s, he was the coordinator of the largest anti-war and civil rights coalition in the United States. He was one of the Chicago 7. He remains a recognized spokesmen for his generation, featured on numerous network television documentaries and media forums, from the Legends series produced by CBS to Larry King Live, Barbara Walters, VH1, CNN and other network programs. His leadership in the socially responsible investment industry has been profiled in the Dow Jones Investment Advisor. In the 1980s, he was the managing partner for a consulting company with an exclusive clientele of board members and officers of Fortune 500 companies and wealthy private families. He owned an executive search firm that served Fortune 500 companies. His consulting company owned the 80-acre Greystone estate for the purpose of establishing a unique Colorado technology development center for inventors and scientists. The search for breakthrough inventors began with this technology center. He has also supported start-up companies in capital development and taken them public. He has experience in technology deal structures and presented various technology projects to U.S. financial markets. He has also served as a valued consultant to directors and senior management of diverse Fortune 500 companies in executive search, leadership training, financial planning, team building, employee benefit design and executive outplacement. Clients have included the CEO of HBO, CEO of the Manville Corporation, officers of Time-Warner and IBM, the board of directors of Gates Rubber Company and people in the Forbes 400 Richest. He is current President of iPOWER Living and chairman of the Foundation for Humanity”
(Copy and pasted from http://www.ipowerliving.com/about.html)
There is a project he has founded with a few other like-minded folk in the Boulder area that is a visionary example of what the future of earth could, and will look like. They have created a
Declaration of a New Humanity- A Vision for the 3rd Millennium
You can check it out- here: http://ffh.org/
Most importantly- here are the TOOLS you need to look into- and share with The Elders and all you know who care about saving earth, those that will help heal Mother Gaia, the cutting edge technologies / inventions that will save our planet- And those which you could use to fuel Real World Studio's.
iPOWER Toolbox- http://www.ipowerliving.com/toolbox.html
The result of a multi-decade search for top-of-the-field inventors of breakthrough New-Living technologies, we have covered the planet in pursuit of the components for our iPower Toolbox.
Employing the iPower Toolbox, most homes can eliminate up to 80% of their energy costs. Designed to support homeowners, businesses or communities to re-script their homes and office buildings into cost-saving, energy-independent, sustainable structures -- making electricity, hot water and air conditioning virtually free in the process - the iPOWER Toolbox envisions the most comprehensive, solution-focused palette of energy home monitoring and low-cost heating, cooling and electrical breakthroughs on Earth. Learn more about how we select these technologies.
Four technologies have been selected for the initial commercial development. When their design is complete and they are brought to market, another sustainable, thriving light step technology will be added to the Toolbox.
Earth Air Conditioning:
Delivering 12,000 BTUs per hour (or more) of home cooling for a one-time low cost (under $300), this iPOWER system ends air conditioning payments for life. Earth Air Conditioning keeps your home cool and comfortable even during public utility blackouts.
Portable Thermoelectric Generator:
Delivering low-cost, long life portable electric power off-the-grid, this breakthrough portable home generator is unaffected by solar flares on the sun or rising energy costs on the Earth.
Sun Water Heating:
Supporting greenhouses in any climate, hot tubs in any yard and affordable home hot water heating, Sun Water Heating delivers hot water anywhere on Earth for a cost to inspire the world.
On Site Building Blocks:
This modular interlocking building block kit called Hollowstone incorporates a mortar-free cavity wall that becomes a solid, reinforced versatile building block produced on site for curved walls and elegant designs.
So there you have it- a way to save EARTH! Get involved Peter and gang!!!!
lore10 August 2012 at 3:35amPosts: 1659 (0 today)Status: offline
It is indeed!! Cutting edge! When I win the lotto, I will donate and get myself a spot of land in New Mexico. I resonate with the vision of a new humanity.
Empowering a New Way of Living
The dream of smart, affordable, elegant, low-impact homes that can thrive anywhere on Earth is not a new idea but the achievement has eluded dreamers and builders alike. Our Mission is to commercialize a portfolio of high impact technologies that woven together create a home new to the world.
Yellow Hills Ranch Our Headquarters
In the Northwest corner of New Mexico, 90 miles from Santa Fe, Yellow Hills Ranch is a 4,743 acre stunning natural wonder embraced by a 15,000 acre wild life preserve and surrounded by another million acres of protected, enchanted lands. The Ranch is located one mile from the wild Chama River that winds through a vast scenery of canyons, lakes and Native American ruins.
Page12 August 2012 at 8:37amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Underground Dome Homes
Underground dome homes combine unique design, energy savings and security. The geodesic dome was invented in 1947 by Richard Buckminster Fuller. Since that time, the above ground dome home has dotted the landscape with enthusiasts worldwide.
But, there are also a few pioneers who like living on the edge of alternative lifestyles and architectural styles who not only like living on the edge but underneath it. This is where underground dome homes fit in.
There are four underground dome homes I'd like to talk about here including ones owned by Bill Lishman (pictured above), Glenn Young, Fritz Eisenhofer and a Hobbit home in Tennessee. Bill Lishman's underground dome home, located in Blackstock, Ontario, Canada is actually a series of interconnected domes popping up like pimples on the landscape, more akin to gopher holes (packed with dirt around protruding cones) than other subsurface structures.
Lishman was featured in the movie "Fly Away Home" starring Jeff Daniels and the moviemakers thought the real underground dome home was too weird and dramatic so it wasn't even used in the film. Lishman is an artist, environmentalist, ultralight aircraft enthusiast and inventor.
It is a 3,000 square foot dwelling that is made up of five interconnected Ecoshells. This underground dome home is located on a 40-acre plot in Buffalo, Texas.
Being underground this particular dome home has no windows. So, Young compensated by hiring Houston artist James Perez to paint different murals in each dome so every room has a different ecosystem on the walls.
This dome home actually has one huge south-facing window peaking out from beneath the Earth surface catching the sunlight.
Fans inside the home spread the heat to other parts of the underground dome system. Unlike other underground dome homes (or many other odd houses) this one actually has an indoor swimming pool.
The Hobbit home in Tennessee is more of an earth-bermed dome home than it is underground as the face of the domes are not compacted with earth
The owners are J. R. R. Tolkein (???) and wanted their house to be like Bilbo Baggins' Hobbit hole, so that is what they hired their contractor to build.
The underground dome homes listed share many features that will appeal to environmentalists and other who like odd architecture. The domes are structurally sound, keep out noise, save energy, are sheltered from the elements and burglars plus they make for wonderful conversation pieces.
you can check out the dome home pictures here:
lore12 August 2012 at 4:00pmPosts: 1659 (0 today)Status: offline
Hey thanks Page, very interesting! What a great weblink!!
I've always liked the geodesic dome home and I have always loved the 'Earthship' homes, many that are built into the earth on a hillside. And who wouldn't love to live in a Hobbit house, just like Bilbo Baggins! I have no idea what style homes will be built on the land in New Mexico, but I wouldn't be surprised to see something similar, or exact to which you speak of here!
Thanks for writing in!
Are you seeing Gabriel 'Back to Front' anywhere???
Page12 August 2012 at 5:57pmPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
I wish I was lore, but he's not coming to my area, the Pacific Northwest, I think he's forgotten about us.
But I've seen him twice in concert and will have to be happy with that.