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Ecotechnics Award Winning Sustainable Forestry Project, Heavily Damaged by Hurricane Maria

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Press, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ecotechnics Award Winning Sustainable Forestry Project, Heavily Damaged by Hurricane Maria

October 22, 2017 PATILLAS, S.E. PUERTO RICO—Award Winning Sustainable Forestry Project, Heavily Damaged by Hurricane Maria, Works to Rebuild and Rescue Valuable Fallen Hardwoods. On Sept 20, 2017, the eye of Hurricane Maria passed directly over the Las Casas de la Selva, Sustainable Forestry and Rainforest Enrichment project, leaving behind devastating damage to trees, buildings and infrastructure. The project was recently awarded the prestigious National 2017 Energy Globe Award for Puerto Rico in recognition of its sustainable forestry...

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IE Amazon Ethnobotanical Collection Moves to Southern Cross University Herbarium, New South Wales

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Blog, Projects | 0 comments

IE Amazon Ethnobotanical Collection Moves to Southern Cross University Herbarium, New South Wales

From 1981 – 1983, Robyn Tredwell and Robert Hahn, both directors of the Institute of Ecotechnics participated in the “Amazon River Expedition” on board the research vessel Heraclitus in charge of the ethnobotanical collections. The impetus to mount this expedition was made by Harvard professor Richard Evans Schultes, founder of contemporary ethnobotany, who spoke at our 1979 conference in Malaysia. When we asked what could we do to help preserve the lore of the jungle, he suggested that the Institute use its sailing ship, the...

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“Will Apples Grow On Mars?”

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Blog, Videos | 0 comments

Documentary Film “Will Apples Grow on Mars?“ Made in 1991, this remarkable film depicts the creation of Biosphere 2, the world’s first (and so far, only) totally sealed miniature world designed for long term human habitation. In 1991, four men and four women were locked inside Biosphere 2 as an experiment to see if they could survive for two years by recycling all their waste, water and air, and by growing all their food without fertilizers or pesticides. Described as “One of the greatest scientific experiments...

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Inspirations from the Mediterranean

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Conference Podcasts | 0 comments

Inspirations from the Mediterranean

Podcast from the 2011 Mediterranean Conference Antonino Saggio, Architect, Associate Professor of Architectural design at the University of Rome La Sapienza, founder of the research group Nitrosaggio.net which operates transdisciplinarily in the relationships between Design and Information Technology, founded and edits the book series “IT Revolution in Architecture.” His books include Architettura e Modernità, Dal Bauhaus Alla Rivoluzione Informatica, Frank O. Gehry Architetture Residuali, Using Goals in Design, Frank O. Gehry...

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Maritime History of the Mediterranean

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Conference Podcasts | 0 comments

Maritime History of the Mediterranean

Captain Richard (Rip) Hayman, Master mariner, maritime historian, composer,performance artist, journalist. Maritime lecturer for Cunard, Regent and Seabourn Cruises, navigator, director of marine propulsion engineering project, and skipper of the Klang II, a 1924 English 54′ yawl. In addition, he is co-proprietor of the Ear Inn, the oldest sailor’s pub in Manhattan,and publisher and editor of the renowned Ear Magazine, which was influential in the worldwide avant garde music and performance movement of the 80’s...

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October Gallery exhibition featured in the New York Times

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Blog, Press | 0 comments

October Gallery exhibition featured in the New York Times

A piece by Romuald Hazoumè in the October Gallery Exhibition at the Armory Show was featured this week in the New York Times Art & Design section. Hazoumè’s piece represents the vehicles used to transport gas in the Republic of Benin and reflects on the black-market oil trade in the region. Read Full...

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Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures

Green Bodies: Give Me an Ampoule and I will Live Ecosystems for Today’s Architectures by Antonio Saggio A paper from Antonio Saggio’s keynote speech at the Talk at Chania, Isle of Crete, Greece, August, 30, 2011.  European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture – European Association for Architectural Education International Conference Introduction This essay summarizes my research of the last five years and is projected to become the next chapter of my last EAAE-ENHSA keynote speech delivered five years ago. When I...

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Volunteer with Las Casas de la Selva

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Volunteer with Las Casas de la Selva

Watch a short video and learn about volunteering with Las Casas de Selva. This 3 min video was produced by Ben Zenner, a volunteer of Las Casas de la Selva in April of 2013. Ben is a videographer and graphic designer, and is in the process of developing a non profit design firm to help organizations with their online media presence and funding efforts, and to connect students and individuals with potential volunteer opportunities. For more information about Ben and his project called Volunteer Dream, check out his...

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John Allen at the New Bioeconomics Colloquium

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Blog, Videos | 0 comments

John Allen at the New Bioeconomics Colloquium

John Allen, inventor of Biosphere 2 talks at The New Bioeconomics Colloquium at Synergia Ranch in Santa Fe, July 2013.

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Mark Nelson talks about “Life Under Glass”

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Blog, Videos | 0 comments

Mark Nelson talks about “Life Under Glass”

Mark Nelson, one of the eight biospherians who lived in Biosphere 2 for two years, talks about his experience and the lessons he learned while living under glass at a colloquium at Synergia Ranch, July 2013.

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Global Ecotechnics Website Redesigned

Posted by on Oct 20, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

We’ve completely redesigned and re-launched our website at www.globalecotechnics.com. Come for a visit!

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