Natural Building, Permaculture, Social Technologies, Sustainable Living

What to do with your soft plastics?

Stop for a moment and imagine if the rubbish you create was banned from going to the landfill! This may be the future as more and more countries are refusing to take on our rubbish. The average Australian sends more than one ton of waste to the landfill each year. An Aussie family produces enough… Continue reading What to do with your soft plastics?

Natural Building, Permaculture, Social Technologies, Sustainable Living

Our inspiration in Brazil – Ecocentro IPEC

White Rabbit Gardens

Ecocentro IPEC is an ecological centre that is snuggled in the valley of Mar de Guerra in Pirenopolis, Goais, the savannah of Brazil. It’s one of a kind. A giant dome of more than 200 unfired bricks will greet you. And if you’re lucky enough to spend the night, a thousand stars will light your way.

In the beginning…

Ecocentro IPEC (Instituto de Permacultura e Ecovilas do Cerrado) was loving founded by Lucia Legan and Andre Soares. And walking with them the whole way was Laila Helena, only a small kid at the time.  In the beginning the task looked a little daunting, as the vision was huge, trying to create a permaculture reference centre that would inspire people to tread lightly on this planet.

It was a simple beginning. The small shack housed around 300 bats and quite a few rats. First things first, take them back to the…

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We make soil! Support the building of composting toilets

It’s believed that the first toilets for human waste were created in an ancient settlement in Scotland dating back to 3000 B.C. That’s over 5000 years ago! Sadly enough, today approximately 2.4 billion people, or roughly one-third of the world’s population still lack access to proper toilets. People poop on the side of the road,… Continue reading We make soil! Support the building of composting toilets