Meet the Garbage Warrior in Daylesford

Workshop and Public Talk

Thursday 24th February 2011

EarthshipMichael Reynolds, a world leader in sustainable housing is coming to Daylesford to do a practical workshop and do a public talk.

For over forty years Michael Reynolds has been designing and building homes that heat and cool themselves, are built from natural and recycled materials, produce their own electricity, collect their own water, treat their own sewage and grow their own food.

He is the author of seven books, the initiator of 3 off-grid communities. The largest community, Greater World Earthship Community, currently has 60 totally off-grid homes with a plan for 130 total. He is subject of the documentary Garbage Warrior and travels with his team around the world demonstrating Earthship/sustainable principles. More recently he has been involved in earthquake and disaster relief.

Michael Reynolds

In 2006, he spearheaded the New Mexico Sustainable Development Testing Site Act which was signed into law by Governor Bill Richardson. Recent international projects include: a teahouse in the Netherlands, a sustainable home in Nicaragua, an eco resort in Jamaica, hurricane relief in Mexico, tsunami relief in India, a residence in France and demonstrations in England, Scotland, Norway, Spain, Japan, Bolivia, Bonaire and Honduras.

Inside an Earthship

Inside an Earthship

In July 2010, Michael Reynolds took a small team to build a earthquake relief structure in Port au Prince. He will be returning this January to install independent power and water systems. In 2010 Taos County approved the world’s first Sustainable Development Testing Site where he is currently experimenting with advanced methods of carbon-zero housing for disaster relief and economically autonomous communities.

You can read more about the garbage warrior at www.garbagewarrior.com, and a great Gallery of Earthship images.

Practical Workshop – 12 noon to 3.00pm

Thursday 24th February

For planners, builders, architects, owner builders, regulators to have an experience of Earthship practises and gain insight into the practical relationship to planning and building regulations.

Cost: $75 or $65 for BREAZE, SHARE & HRN members

SHARE/BREAZE member discounts will apply.

Public Talk – 7pm to 9pm

Thursday 24th February

Michael Reynolds is one of the most informative and engaging speakers on the construction of Earth ships and sustainability principles.

Tickets: $15 or $10 for BREAZE, SHARE & HRN members

Bookings and Payment

To book for either event or for more contact SHARE on 03 5309 2664. Or Book and pay via Paypal or credit card by clicking the button below.

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The Workshop with Michael Reynolds is full. Please email if you would like to be on the waiting list.

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