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  • 1. Car Camps EcoCity Susan Bloomquist
  • 2. Transition Existing Cities into Ecocities
    • How We Can Do This:
    • Now
    • Include All Peoples
    • Use Existing Material and Technologies
  • 3. What is Car Camps Ecocity?
    • Private property business renting living space
    • Drive car in, electric hookup OR rent shell of SUV or Van
    • Walk to bathroom, walk to meeting rooms
  • 4. What is Car Camps Ecocity?
    • Shell of car provides electric power, storage and bed platform
    • Other needs met by sustainable systems
    • Teach sustainable living by “Doing it”
    • Public transportation just outside the camp
  • 5. Cars as Building Block
    • Cars have locking doors, existing electrical systems
    • Think of a car as a small living space
    • Redefine use of the manufactured large vehicle (SUV)
    • Support structure of Car Camp teaches sustainable lifestyle
    • Ecocity within city limits
  • 6. Sustainable Living
    • Wind or Solar power generation on site
    • Community garden for residential use
    • Bathrooms and washing stations using low water practices
    • Laundry facilities with clotheslines
    • On site store provides green products and information
  • 7. Pay As You Go Systems
    • PayGo card slots to purchase each use of water and power
    • Each individual has own PayGo card
    • Each use is documented for charge providing user with information on how much consumption costs
  • 8. Capitalism as Motivator for Change
    • Private property business franchised to Camp Manager
    • People rent living space with supportive sustainable culture
    • Provide power and water to individuals
  • 9. Car Camps Ecocity is a Collection of Ideas:
    • Using something that people already own
    • Providing a place for people to learn new techniques for living
    • Offering a franchise for inspired change
    • Changes in legal definitions to facilitate less waste in energy and water consumption
  • 10. Thank you
    • And thanks to EcoCity World Summit for this opportunity!
    • Questions?