Because autonomous buildings make more sense now than ever.
The Haiti Earthship School project was born from a partnership with Earthship Biotecture and Greater Good International, a registered non-profit organization that has been working hard to bring education to Haitian children since 2010, and Earthship Biotecture.
Kelly Kobza from Greater Good International first started an education program in Haiti in 2011, teaching over 30 children and providing one meal per day for them, without any real classrooms. Since then, the school has been needing new classrooms to be able to expand the program further and make a difference in the future of these children and their families. Biotecture Planet Earth has partnered with Greater Good International and Earthship Biotecture to build a new Earthship school.
We will be building four classrooms with toilets and showers, creating a fully autonomous school that- uses garbage for insulating and building- keeps cool even when it is hot outside- captures and filters rain water for washing and drinking- uses solar energy for electricity- treats waste water in a contained and environmentally friendly way- grows fruit and vegetables for the children to eat
...and teaching locals and students alike about it.
BUT: We need your help!!!We are not able to do this project without your support!
RECEIVE A REWARD FOR YOUR DONATION:
$20-$50: A personalized postcard from Haiti signed by one of the school children from Pi Gwo Byen!
$50-$100: A branded piece of BPE merchandising! We have water bottles, frisbees, etc. You will love it!
$100-$500: A SIGNED book by Michael Reynolds about Earthships just for you!!
$500-$1,000: Dinner with Phil Basehart (donor would have to come to a location where Phil Basehart is) on us!
$1,000+: Access to the Earthship Biotecture Online Academy!
About Biotecture Planet Earth:
Biotecture Planet Earth is a registered 501C3 not-for-profit organization that is committed to expanding the use of Earthships (affordable and sustainable buildings) throughout the world and for educating those in need about the design, construction and maintenance of such buildings.
In the current global situation, it has become even more obvious that autonomous and self-sustainable housing and community buildings are the way forward. Imagine you could live in a house that would make you be almost fully independent from any external resources.
An Earthship is a state-of-the-art self-sustainable off-grid building that follows six basic principles, covering six basic human needs by:
Building with Natural and Repurposed materials.
Heating and cooling through thermal mass to create a comfortable living environment.
Using wind and solar energy to create electricity.
Harvesting and filtering rain water to provide drinking and wash water.
Containing and treating its own waste water without external contamination.
Producing its own food in an integrated greenhouse.
In addition, Earthships are resistant to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.
We are dedicated to building and teaching about Earthships wherever it is needed the most.
We kindly ask that you join us in supporting our cause. Your gift will help us keep on building self sufficient Earthships for those who need it, in particular our project in Haiti during 2021.
Any donation will go straight to the specific production and materials needed for this project.
More info: www.biotectureplanetearth.org or www.earthshipbiotecture.com
If you are interested in joining our projects, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org