Author: Ecotechnics Staff

Eden Turned on its Side: Meridel Rubinstein Looks at Human Processes Across Time, Sept. 10, Santa Fe

Meridel Rubenstein, above left, latest exhibition Eden Turned on Its Side opens next week at Gerald Peters Projects in Santa Fe, Thursday, September 13th, 5-7pm. Over the course of her career, internationally renowned artist and University of New Mexico alumna Meridel Rubenstein creates photographic artworks that engage the natural world and investigate humanity’s place within nature. Eden Turned on Its Side looks at ecological and human processes across time that either reinforce or destroy the notion of “Eden.” Focusing on poetic intersections of nature and culture in relation to ecological and social imbalance, the work consists of large-scale photographic images that tend toward immersive installation,...

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Saathi Bio Farm: Community Organic Market and Educational Centre in Nepal

The Institute of Ecotechnics is proud to serve as the fiscal sponsor of the Saathi Bio Farm Project in the Annapurna Conservation Camp, Nepal The Vision: Three dedicated individuals, Julian Hungerbuehler, Emma Warren with the landowner, Tulsi Giri have designed and are building a sustainable, rammed earth style community building on SAATHI BIO FARM (translation: Friends Organic Farm). The small community farm lies 20km north of Pokhara next to the village Humdi Lampata, above a beautiful valley with views of the Himalayan peaks. The hope is to show by example and through education, that sustainable tourism in a rural community...

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Legends of Heraclitus

Research Vessel Heraclitus’ Cultural History Project: Contemporary Histories of Mediterranean Ports Lives and Legends of the Mediterranean Sea   (Reposted from For millennia, the Mediterranean peoples have conducted maritime quests for myth, treasure, inspiration, food, commerce, transportation, conquest, exploitation, research, discovery and adventure. The Research Vessel Heraclitus and its parent organization, the Institute of Ecotechnics, in collaboration with Mediterranean institutions, have launched a multi-year oral history expedition documenting stories, exploring the rich Intangible Cultural Histories of the peoples of key Mediterranean port cities – their values, myths, memories, hopes and wisdom in relation to this legendary sea.  These histories...

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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 program testing the efficacy of line-planting enrichment in the wet tropical forest as a means of achieving both economic return and...

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