Low Energy Solar Panel Assembly

Low Energy Solar Panel Assembly

  Its a really simple innovation, but I am excited about it.  Its easy to overlook the amount of energy that has to go into making something.  Coming up with ways to make things with less energy and without specialized equipement means making is open to way more...
The Year of the Fox

The Year of the Fox

Tis the Year of the Fox… for me!  The car in the lane beside us suddenly slowed down.  Like a silver ghost, it crossed our path fearless winding between the cars with an elegant, unhurried and fluid stride.  On the other side of the road it turned back and...
Balili Ecobrick Park Ready for Planting

Balili Ecobrick Park Ready for Planting

We’ve been working hard to develop a pilot Ecobrick park to showcase the simplest, lowest-cost, Ecobrick construction methods.  Our park in Balili, Bontoc, Mt. Province, Philippines is now complete!  The park shows how trash (approximately 1000 large sacs of plastic)...
Organic Frisbee Design Progress

Organic Frisbee Design Progress

90%! Organic Frisbee Prototype Version 3.0 is cruising! This version is a deft combination of young pine, bamboo and a little rattan (as opposed to full rattan) and it flies at 90% the performance of a regular plastic frisbee! And I can still see the areas for...
Guina’ang Diamond Mandala

Guina’ang Diamond Mandala

Guina’ang is a small and humble mountain village in the Northern Philippines.  It takes 12 hours to get there from Manila and another two by rough road from Bontoc.  I’ve been working with Guina’ang for the last two years after getting lost hiking...