Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mobile Earth




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Uploaded on authorSTREAM by stephaniemcastilla


Uploaded on authorSTREAM by stephaniemcastilla

Saturday, December 20, 2008

DIVERSION + REGENERATION a water resource management strategy for earth university

The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica experiences a dramatic six months of wet conditions and six months of dry conditions. EARTH University recognizes the need to address and manage this extreme fluctuation of water resources at La Flor. By considering both the abundance and absence of water on site, specific interventions in the form of diversion can redirect water in ways to both hold and move water across the site. These diversions create opportunity to avoid flooding, recharge the aquifer, irrigate crops, increase wildlife habitat, and facilitate recreation.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sugarcane Closed Loop System

Describes a closed loop system involving using the waste products of sugarcane to produce cellulosic ethanol to fuel the harvester. Also involves cattle and a biodigester and modifications on the existing harvester to collect the sugarcane waste.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Finding Footings

This trip to Earth was extremely important, but not for the reasons I expected. I now know through the visit we are all finding our footing, truly building the foundations for the school to make their initial moves.  Without the trip to the campus we would never fully understand the resources on the ground available to Earth to move forward.