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Could Earthships be one of the first steps to be made towards a sustainable social change?
Mike Reynolds has been building sustainable and environmentally friendly housings for over three decades now; while still having to battle the idiotic bureaucracy of most industrialized nations.
Perhaps he's fighting the same war as those who, also for decades, have tried to bring an alternative to our dependency on fossil fuels for our transportation while constantly being blocked by, ironically, those who are profiting from the petroleum industry. The same could be said about those medical researchers who fight the pharmaceutical industry's blockade on any true discovery for cures, while increasing their catalog of ineffective(even dangerous) drugs at an alarming rate.
Imagine a partially or even fully self-sufficient home. Where recycling and technology go hand in hand to provide for its inhabitant. Where the need for a professional activity in order to pay for one's requirements would be tremendously diminished, freeing the individual to pursuit more meaningful quests.
Is this a threat to the consumer's world we have created(or allowed to be created)?Or is it just an utopia?
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