Wow, this guy is my new hero.
He made his formerly barren home in the Arizona desert bloom with life, and drastically reduced his resource consumption, through careful shepherding of rainwater and re-use of wastewater, native plants, passive heating/cooling and outside-the-box use of recycled materials.
His house is a wonderland of scavenged parts and jury-rigged gizmos and I love it.
It's more about water than sun power but still strikes me as extremely #solarpunk
The best part is how he inspired his neighbors to do similar things, and they've started getting local laws changed -- the old ordinances about curbs and sidewalks basically mandated rainwater going to waste down storm drains, but now they've gotten those laws reversed so rainwater capture is mandatory for new construction.
A whole community re-discovering how to live in harmony with their environment, how to cook with native plants, becoming aware of where water comes from. Very inspiring!
Internet shitstorms about large scale issues are very entertaining, but it's this kind of practical local stuff that makes the world a better place.
"Leaves are called leaves because you are supposed to leave them!"
Jerry-rigged, Jury-rigged is something else entirely :)
@nindokag thanks, this is a great and inspiring video!
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