Earthships & eco-villages in the Netherlands
INFO Instelling: WUR and others
The world’s first “Earthship district” is currently constructed in the Netherlands. The Earthship concept is a prime example of an environmentally friendly and sustainable building. All environmental aspects are taken into consideration in this innovative yet simple (low tech) building concept. The reuse of existing materials in the construction phase as well as clean energy usage with zero or near-zero CO2 emissions, minimizes environmental impact. On this evening in Wageningen, we will hear what it means to set up such an Earthship community: what are the technical challenges, the spatial-economic challenges, not to mention the social challenges. Next to the experiences in Olst we will also discuss similar Ecovillage experiences elsewhere.
Tags: Earthship, ecovillage, CO2 emissions