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There are some great things happening out there as to alternative building techniques. Builders should get on board and realize the potential of creating sustainable communities using the Earthbag/super-adobe approach and other techniques.

I’m not talking about a pseudo version of eco-village. Where it looks right on the surface but the groundwork/what is behind the scenes is not “sustainable.” I’m talking about the real thing. There’s no reason we can’t do this.

We could start creating these lower cost small eco-villages with rain water catchment, solar power ,as well as gardens to grow food. People could really put into practice sustainable and reduced waste techniques by living them. It would really help people get back into harmony with Earth and build community.

Cities should promote this type of low cost, low impact building.

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Resources —

Types of Earthbag Building (a wealth of photos and information)

http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/projects/jtree.htm

http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/projects/projects.htm

Bringing Earthbag building to a wider audience

Kelly Hart http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/aboutus.htm

Dr. Owen Greiger http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/aboutus.htm

Nader Khalili/Cal-Earth

Info. and More Photos http://soulsecretservice.com/2009/10/03/cal-earth-an-alternative-way-to-build/

http://calearth.org/about/about-nader-khalili.html

http://calearth.org/building-designs/eco-dome.html