Calling all Colorado residents! - Do you love the idea of sustainable living? If you practice recycling, re-using, re-generating and reducing your impact on our planet have you considered building your own Earthship? Earthship Colorado is a group created to promote and educate people and families on sustainable new building concepts. Earthships, yurts, cob homes, strawbale and sandbag homes are all more Earth conscious forms of construction. Now more than ever is the time to spread a sustainable lifestyle like out of control wildfire. We'll host workshops, discuss permaculture, construction, canning, dehydrating, gardening, vermaculture, aquaponics, recipes and more while making the occasional visit to local Earthships. Help us expand the community and provide this valuable knowledge to others. We can use many techniques to relieve a little stress and pressure from our struggling consumerism society.
Defining "Earthship" - Off the grid, autonomous, passive solar buildings that utilize bio-mass and sometimes geothermal temperature regulation. Solar panels, wind generators and methane harvesting waste systems can be used to generate power. With rain water catchment systems and sewage circulation systems that feed greenhouse bio-cells, they become living, breathing self-sustaining structures. Constructed using dirt packed tires, aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles, they're built from what may otherwise become garbage. Founding builders noticed they almost look like dirt "ships from outer space" and so the Earthship name was born.