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Earthship Brighton is Crowdfunding

Posted by Jason Ramsdale on 10 November 2015 at 10:03 am

Earthship Brighton, the off-grid eco-building project, is crowdfunding to increase its impact. If successful, the fundraising will provide improved Earthship facilities, allowing the coordinators to run eco-education events and natural building courses to even greater effect.

The Low Carbon Trust have launched Buzzbnk crowdfunding campaign “Earthship Brighton: Plugged into Nature” to raise £20,000 for a vital upgrade to its energy and water systems.

Planned building upgrades are:

• Ultraviolet, chemical-free filtration system to purify rainwater
• Two new sets of cutting-edge batteries to store renewable electricity from our solar panels
• A straw-bale battery house to store our new batteries
• A veg oil powered back-up generator

The crowdfunding campaign launched on Tue 13 Oct 2015 will run until midnight on 11 Dec 2015 and will gratefully receive any help.

For details of how to contribute visit the fundraising page here.

About Earthship Brighton

Earthship Brighton is an off-grid eco-building built by the Low Carbon Trust in 2006. It was designed to host environmental education events, practical green building courses, and community activities. Built from waste car tyres and other recycled materials in the South Downs National Park, the Earthship generates 100% of its energy from solar power and harvests rainwater using plants to purify the water for drinking. As the first of its kind, Earthship Brighton was built to inspire, demonstrating how the buildings we occupy can be practical, aesthetic and still have a minimal impact on the environment.

 

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