Ecological and Appropriate Technology

Ecological and Appropriate Technology

A resource list to support this section of our Permaculture Design Course

Off Grid Window Box Solar Heater Doubles As a Sun Oven! AWESOME!!

Solar heaters are gaining popularity and with good reason- they provide FREE heat. This design uses solar fans to move the heat into the room so its totally off grid and will work during a power outage. Because it is attached to the window it can also be closed by shutting the window and keep the heat inside the unit for off grid solar cooking. This design also allows the unit to be attached all year for ease of use and can keep the heat from entering the home when its not needed. Solar cook all summer, FREE heat all winter; Save money all year! Interested in making it? These greenhouse panels are similar to the ones I used: Solar Fans: Lentil Stew Recipe: 1 Medium Onion 3 Celery Ribs 3 Carrots 1 Pound Bag of Green Lentils 1 Teaspoon Salt (or to taste) 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper 1 Tablespoon Parsley 1 Teaspoon Each: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Coriander and Cumin. Water enough to cover by at about an inch or 2. Directions: mix all ingredients together and place in sun oven. Allow to cook for about 5 hours stirring occasionally. When lentils are tender adjust seasoning to taste and serve. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and/ or so

How To Build A ROOF TOP SOLAR SHOWER for your Van, Truck or RV

How to Build a Roof Top Rack Mounted Road Shower for Solar Heated Off Grid Water whilst living in a Van, Camper or RV. ► Ultimate Van Life Guide: This is a great solution for a cheap van life shower. There are various versions of this 'road shower' that can be rack mounted on your vehicle roof top. It is possible to build this shower for under $100 USD Pros / Cons and Specs of this Shower on our BLOG: More from our BLOG: Alternative Vehicle Shower Options: Don't get a shower bag bigger than this! Heavy Duty Portable Shower Bag (one that will last) Compact Instant Hot Water Propane Shower Budget Presurized Shower All Purpose Environmentally Friendly Soap REAL shower Wipes (Much better than store bought baby wipes) dry shampoo travel bidet (Those a

Building a Rocket Mass Heater step by step to finish! Watch to the End!!!

Maybe you can afford a small donation to if you feel this had value to you! UPDATE on the RMH as of 12-23-18: UPDATE and why we took it down again!

Pedal-powered machines created to help farming families in Guatemala

Imagine a bicycle blender that can not only grind corn but also make shampoo. It’s an invention that’s helping improve people’s lives in Guatemala. For this week’s Game Changer meet the founder of Maya Pedal...Mario Juanes. Mario Juanes is a Mayan Indian activist who lives in the remote highlands of Western Guatemala where having access to electricity and running water is not always easy. And that has a direct impact on people’s health and economic well-being. So, Mario found an ingenious solution which involves pedal-powered machines and the power of human motion. It's changing the lives of thousands of people. Mario is working to make the Maya Pedal concept available in countries other than Guatemala as well. Watch this week’s Game Changer on Americas Now here.

Grinding Corn Or Wheat With A Bike-Powered Grain Mill - MOTHER EARTH NEWS MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors, Jennifer Kongs and K.C. Compton, demonstrate a fun and easy way to grind your own cornmeal at home using GrainMaker brand grain mill.

How to Make a Fridge Root Cellar

Step-by-step instructions for making a root cellar for under $10 using a worn out refrigerator. For updates on this project and information on our second-generation fridge root cellar, check out our ebook at

The Family Builds a Dragon Rocket Stove Mass Heater | Full Version Show

It's done!!! If you've been following the progress on the rocket stove then you may be interested to see the full version! You can sit down and watch this project from start to finish! Please enjoy and stay tuned for new content! Review/Update of Stove's Use during it's first Winter! Please consider contributing thru Patreon: More Info: Bree: Garen: Bryson: Shae: Other Rocket Stove Videos: Bench Rocket Stove: Garen's Rocket Stove: Bryson's Rocket Stove: Special Effects by Footage Crate - Simple Explosion Smoke Rising Impact Sparky Sparks Impact 2 Wispy Smoke Puff 1 Music Credits: Banana Moonshine b

How many planets does it take to sustain your lifestyle?

Calculate your Ecological Footprint. Find out how many planets would be needed if everyone in the world lived like you?

TEDxPortland 2011 - Mia Birk - Pedaling Towards a Healthier Planet

President — Alta Planning Design In her book Joyride: Pedaling Toward a Healthier Planet, Mia Birk tells the dramatic story of how a group of determined visionaries transformed Portland into a cycling mecca and inspired the nation. She has spent over 21 years creating active communities where bicycling and walking are safe and fun daily activities. Former bicycle program manager for the City of Portland, Mia is currently teaching urban studies at Portland State University and is the president of Alta Planning Design.

How To Heat Your House with a Greenhouse, This Is So Cool!!!

Check out how I heat my house with my greenhouse! It's so easy to do and it gives us (almost) free heat, as well as many other benefits. This could easily be done in an off grid situation too. Grow food, get healthier air, feel more comfortable AND get free heat? Oh yes we can! Greenhouse panels: Feel free to embed and link to these videos on your blog or website, when you do please credit frugalgreengirl. Thank You. FrugalGreenGirl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to