Brighter Living Design Opportunities

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Fun projects, completed mostly by students, that highlight leaving a larger handprint. Instead of telling people what not to do, it is time to show the amazing opportunities that abound.

Adapted from presentations for Brighter Lights, Better Living in Portland and Design Your Future in Humboldt County, California 2009.

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  • Talk about Appropedia, simple (and not so simple) fun things you can do to leave not just a small footprint, but actually leave a positive footprint (hand print). Any images without a citation come from Appropedia. The projects are mostly projects of my students and colleagues.

  • Buy organic, local and bulk
    Grow a garden/public garden – Obama’s and Sacramento (as of last night)
    http://www.appropedia.org/Food
  • http://www.appropedia.org/CCAT%27s_living_roof
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Victory_gardens
    http://www.appropedia.org/Lazy_gardening
  • http://www.appropedia.org/CSA
    Community gardening - <$100
    CSA - <$700
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Transportation
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Category:Maps
  • Russell Kramer
    http://www.appropedia.org/Backpack_frame_bike_trailer
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Energy
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Phantom_loads
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Drying_clothes
  • http://www.appropedia.org/How_to_make_awesome_thermal_curtains
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Aleiha%27s_parabolic_solar_cooker
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Briceland_PV
    http://www.appropedia.org/Solar_hot_water
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Pedal_Power_Electricity_Generation
    http://www.appropedia.org/CCAT_pedal_electric_blender
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Solar_Charged_Lawnmower
    http://www.appropedia.org/Retained_heat_cooker
    http://www.appropedia.org/Cookers
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Water
  • http://www.appropedia.org/CCAT_Wash_n_Flush
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Rainwater
    http://www.pequals.com/at/riodell_rainwater/
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Ersson_rainwater_harvest_and_purification
  • http://www.appropedia.org/AEF_greywater
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Sun_Frost_energy_efficient_shower
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Curdled_milk_paint_recipe
    http://www.appropedia.org/CCAT_natural_paint_project
    http://www.appropedia.org/Natural_paint_basics
  • http://www.appropedia.org/Kiva’s_straw_bale_greenhouse
  • Brighter Living Design Opportunities

    1. 1. •Local •Bulk •Organic http://www.flickr.com/photos/vsny/152891728/sizes/l/
    2. 2. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/history/8469v.gif Eleanor Roosevelt The Obamas Maria Shriver
    3. 3. •Community Garden Plot ~ $50/yr •Comm. Supported Ag. ~ $300/yr •Yard Sharing ~ Free http://bigleaffarm.com/flyer.pdf /
    4. 4. http://www.mad4real.com/Vampire.jpg
    5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nafmo/1008135477/sizes/l/
    6. 6. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/Spilled_Water_Bottle.jpg
    7. 7. HB2080 passed the Oregon House

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