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  1. 1. Amanda ~ Brian ~ Carl ~ David ~ Meghan ~ Mitch
  2. 2. 6 Main Areas of Concentration <ul><li>Shelter </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Conservation/ Rehabilitation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Shelter
  4. 4. Existing Structures <ul><li>Insulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher R-value = Better insulating qualities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Window Replacement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-pane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually filled with Noble gases (Krypton, Argon) between panes as insulating barrier </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. New Structures <ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use renewable/recycled resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller size = lower energy use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use environment to your benefit </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Examples Earth-bag AKA Sandbag construction
  7. 7. Interior of a Paper-Crete Building that is under construction
  8. 8. Underground Home
  9. 9. Log Homes
  10. 10. Roadblocks <ul><li>Homeowners Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Zoning Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many cities will not allow chickens to be kept in a residential area (Oviedo) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Building codes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restrict use of recycled or renewable materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Grid requirement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum size requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Orange County = 895 ft 2 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Water
  12. 12. If just 1 of 20 Americans didn’t buy plastic water bottles we would save 30 million pounds of plastic in 1 year. If ALL the Americans did it we would be able to fuel 1 million cars for 1 year.
  13. 13. Save Green… go Blue 54 Gallon - $139 55 gallon - $75.95
  14. 14. Outdoorsy type? <ul><li>Heats up water to 90 F degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Best use for summer time. </li></ul><ul><li>Low Cost - little to no maintenance. </li></ul> Walmart $8.00
  15. 15. Pools <ul><li>Dig hole in ground and have slant. 1 foot vertical drop for every 3 horizontal feet. </li></ul><ul><li>50 % of your pool's surface area for shallow plants, either at one end or in a ring around the sides. </li></ul><ul><li>Biological Filter (bacteria) </li></ul><ul><li>Needs aeration </li></ul>
  16. 16. Xeric Landscape Amazon $20 used
  17. 17. <ul><li>Water your lawn before 10:00 am This saves water from evaporation. Don't overwater and avoid watering the street and sidewalk by aiming your sprinkler away. </li></ul><ul><li>Try using the cold or warm setting on your clothes washer instead of hot. You'll be amazed at the savings. Set your water heater to 125 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Water Cistern for Irrigation </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive $0.10/gallon up to $1,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements None </li></ul><ul><li>Toilet Incentive </li></ul><ul><li>$100 for a 1.6 gallons per flush toilet or $125 for a 1.28 gallons per flush. This discount will be honored at Home Depot, HD Supply, Ferguson, and Lowe’s. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Bioregionalism: Food <ul><li>The main idea for food is to make affordable, tasty, and nutritious local food more available to residents and helping them get fit and healthy through growing their own. This will help maintain waste, provide healthier food and assist sustainability </li></ul>
  19. 19. Community Food Systems <ul><li>-reduction in distance between processes in the food system </li></ul><ul><li>-increase in self-reliance </li></ul><ul><li>-increased sustainability </li></ul>
  20. 20. Community Gardens
  21. 21. Community Supported Agriculture <ul><li>Why Buy Local? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Your Bioregion is suited for your body” </li></ul>
  22. 22. Energy Saving <ul><li>Simple things you can do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unplug devices when not in use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy efficient energy saver appliances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn off lights when you leave a room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use LED lights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Running errands in the car </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If its daytime, use natural lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use alternative energy sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wind </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Residential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cracks and Windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Air </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul></ul>Energy Loss How We Use Energy in Our Homes Source: 2007 Buildings Energy Data Book, Table 4.2.1., 2005 energy cost data.
  24. 24. <ul><li>Community Wind farms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment will cost less </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personal Use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul></ul>Wind
  25. 25. Solar <ul><li>Industrial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top of factory buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Residential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasingly more affordable </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Bike Generator <ul><li>Hooked up to an Alternator </li></ul><ul><li>Personal fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Add energy to your grid </li></ul><ul><li>Store in your own battery bank </li></ul>
  27. 27. Benefits <ul><li>Renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Clean </li></ul><ul><li>Tax Credits </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Infrastructure: Roads <ul><li>Sustainable materials </li></ul><ul><li>old plastic water bottles mixed with a hot bitumen aggregate </li></ul><ul><li>Recycled tires or old roofing shingles </li></ul><ul><li>Picnic tables and benches </li></ul><ul><li>Cold- in- place recycling on low volume roads </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Milled and treated with binding agent </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reuse old pavement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most widely reused material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most mixtures are at least 20 % reused pavement </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Roads <ul><li>Other ways to reduce resource consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Used LED lights at all traffic signals </li></ul><ul><li>Permeable pavements can help with drainage issues </li></ul><ul><li>Take out grass and flower filled medians on roadways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can decrease water consumption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease fuel and labor costs of maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service personnel </li></ul><ul><li>More officers on bicycles and motorcycles </li></ul><ul><li>Can make police cars, emergency and service vehicles, and public transportation run on electric or natural gas </li></ul>
  30. 30. Sewer <ul><li>Pipe rehabilitation instead of replacement </li></ul><ul><li>old corroded pipes can be cleaned and sprayed with a scotchgard- like product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed within a day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low environmental effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No up rooted trees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less emissions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevents build- up in future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates better flow and water quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less maintenance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Waste water <ul><li>Bioremediation- use microbes to treat the water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organic waste nutrient cycles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Change the traditional ways of treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange linear for cyclical treatment for better water conservation and collection of nutrient resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close the resource loop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows management of valuable resources- otherwise it is used in agricultural food production </li></ul></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Landfills <ul><li>Use transfer station when not close to a landfill </li></ul><ul><li>Keep waste transportation up to date with new technology </li></ul><ul><li>To get garbage out of land fill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage recycling of all materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source segregation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuse inserts like building debris for roads and sub-base construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Composting of biodegradable waste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*The only things that should be going to landfills are rubbish, rejects, and any unusable building debris </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Landfills <ul><li>Methods that are already being used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recover of methane through </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>biomethanation which is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transferred to energy plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*by using these methods the life of the landfill also increases thus reducing the capital costs and maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*Because of the recession landfills are already seeing a big decrease in waste coming in </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Schools and municipal buildings <ul><li>Build “greener” buildings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use recycled or locally supplied materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimize artificial light and use more natural light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use cords like tyco electronics “environmentally friendly” cable cords, which provide a more efficient use of power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservative water system- censored faucets and toilets </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Telecommunications <ul><li>Cell towers </li></ul><ul><li>Use sustainably farmed wood </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse materials </li></ul><ul><li>use a sustainable energy source </li></ul><ul><li>Use LEDs to light the towers </li></ul><ul><li>A big focus in the industry is trying to achieve low heat dissipation </li></ul>
  36. 36. Power Grids <ul><li>“ smart grids” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-way power flows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peer to peer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed generation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently it is one-way power flow from a central generation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Micro-grids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to power large complexes or buildings and can utilize a renewable energy source </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Community <ul><li>If possible, create a community power structure that is locally run and operated by members of the community </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage community composting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>which can be used to fertilize city </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>landscaping and available for the residents </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>When creating a new community keep environment in mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multifamily homes vs. single family homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Close to shopping centers </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Environmental Conservation & Reconstruction
  39. 39. Plant Natives Plant a variety plants, including flowering and fruiting plants that attract butterflies, birds, beneficial insects and other wildlife. Many Florida native plants are especially good at attracting wildlife.
  40. 40. <ul><li>Prohibit humans from trespassing on certain reserved areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Restore land impacted by humans. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate native plants and development for protection and coexistence. </li></ul><ul><li>Limit unsustainable development. </li></ul>We must protect the natural ecosystems in Florida. One of the most unique ecosystems in the world…
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  42. 42. Community Gardening <ul><li>Stimulates Social Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Beautifies Neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>Produces Nutritious Food </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces Family Food Budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Conserves Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Improves quality of life for people in the garden </li></ul><ul><li>Creates opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy, and education </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Preserves Green Space </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces city heat from paved surfaces </li></ul>
  43. 43. Your Orlando Community! Dandelion Communitea Cafe <ul><li>Cultivating an enlightened, vibrant and healthy community </li></ul><ul><li>Nourishing bodies, minds and spirits </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the mindful practice of simple, honest and sustainable living. </li></ul>Shine On Yoga Misty Forest Enrichment Center for Kids Florida School of Holistic Living Homegrown Co-op Healing Arts Sanctuary House of Health We believe in social and environmental responsibility. We source organic, fair trade, local, cruelty-free and eco-friendly products from vendors who include love of people, planet and animals in their bottom line whenever possible. “ We chose the name “Ethos” because it implies the ethical and moral nature of our beliefs about operating a socially responsible and environmentally aware business.” Ethos Vegan Kitchen