The renowned Research Vessel Heraclitus was built by the Institute of EcoTechnics in 1975. It has had incredible voyages that have raised standards for oceanic research over the past 50 years. It has sailed globally reaching over 270,000 nautical miles in every sea in the world, with the only exception being the Arctic. This even includes 3,700 km up the Amazon River.
However, the ship has it’s biggest voyage yet. The EcoTechnic team has vowed to dedicate the ship for critical ocean research in an effort to mitigate and report on the climate crisis.
In order for us to continue our research we need to raise $175,000 in funds to complete the last phase of our rebuild; sealing the ship to get it sea-ready once more!
The Eden in Iraq Wastewater Garden team at the project site in El Chibaish with the pipe from the sewage switch plant which will fill our site growing marsh plants. It currently is discharging this untreated, raw sewage into the marshes, as it did into the Euphrates River, endangering human health and the environment.
We are pleased to serve as a fiscal sponsor for the rebuilding of the Research Vessel Heraclitus. First built by Ecotechnics in 1975, the vessel is well on its way toward completion of a total rebuild in Spain.
We are pleased to serve as a corporate fiscal sponsor to Synergetic Press, a mission driven independent press publishing scholarly books in ecology, consciousness and social justice.