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Cyclone Rimondi

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Key People | 0 comments

Cyclone Rimondi

        Cyclone Augustine Rimondi coming soon….

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Robert “Rio” Hahn

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 in Key People | 0 comments

Robert “Rio” Hahn

Robert “Rio” Hahn         Robert “Rio” Hahn is an explorer, photographer/filmmaker, and author. Popularly known by the sobriquet “Rio,” given to him during his Amazon River explorations. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; a founding and life member of the Rainforest Club; a Fellow, two-term Director, and past Ombudsman of The Explorers Club, as well as serving three terms as Chairman of the San Diego Chapter. He is the recipient of five Explorers Club Flags, a licensed sea captain, an open water diver, a founding member of the...

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Gessie Houghton

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Key People | 0 comments

Gessie Houghton

Gessie Houghton  

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Robyn Tredwell (deceased)

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 in Key People | 0 comments

Robyn Tredwell  (deceased)

Robyn Tredwell           Robyn M. Tredwell, a Director of the Institute and Project Director for over 25 years of Birdwood Downs, a horse, cattle and ecological station, where she successfully applied the Institute of Ecotechnic’s ecological approach to sustainable land care, passed away on September 26, 2012. Robyn inspired many young people to expand their horizons through hands-on study of ecology and adventures to different cultures. To help keep her dreams alive, the Institute has initiated the “Robyn Tredwell Ecofrontiers Scholarship Fund,” to assist...

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

Posted 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 Heraclitus to undertake an expedition up the Amazon River...

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Conference Talks – TEMPLATE

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

< Back to the conference http://ecotechnics.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/2005-john-allen-test.mp3   1995 Conference on Biospheres Make sure you’re connected to the Internet. For help connecting, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Network, and click “Assist me.” If you’re connected to the Internet, and the content still doesn’t appear, try again later. Make sure you’re connected to the Internet. For help connecting, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Network, and click “Assist me.” If you’re connected to the Internet,...

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“Will Apples Grow On Mars?”

Posted 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 of the 20th century”, Biosphere 2...

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Eden in Iraq

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 in Featured, Projects | 0 comments

Eden in Iraq

Eden in Iraq: The Wastewater Garden Project   EDEN IN IRAQ is a water remediation project in the wetlands of S. Iraq using art, environmental design, and wastewater to create a restorative garden for recreation, education, and contemplation. In 1991 Saddam Hussein drained the immense wetlands near the likely site of the Garden of Eden, turning it into a desert. The expelled Marsh Arabs have been returning to re-green and restore the marshes with the help of Nature Iraq (NGO) located in El-Chibaish. This 7,000 year old Mesopotamian culture has retained their traditional way of life...

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Inspirations from the Mediterranean

Posted 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 Architetture Residuali, Using Goals in Design, Roma...

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Maritime History of the Mediterranean

Posted 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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